What to expect:
Join a jolly gathering of people who want to have a playful time and connect with others whilst keeping voices healthy. This is especially inportant for people living with Parkinson’s and people with other health conditions where breath and voice strength can deteriorate.
Expect simple warm-ups and exercises which specificaly target vocal health and power as well as getting the body ready to sing.You don’t need to be an accomplished singer by any means but do be prepared to learn a little and join in with this lively and interactive session.
Singing improves voice strength, breathing, mood and energy levels for everyone. There is more and more research demonstrating how singing helps improve the lives of People with Parkinson’s . Read more here: https://www.singtobeat.co.uk/stb-parkinsons-research
Songs both familiar and new from far and wide. Rounds from North , South , East and West, folk, lullabies, hymns, shanties, jingles and ballads, funnies and old favourites.
If you’re using Zoom for the first time, this video tutorial might be useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E
Once you’re joined, I can guide you through how it looks and works on the day. There is a delay in sound so I will not hear you when I’m teaching – the benefit being you can sing your heart out! This is not a ‘virtual choir’ producing a finished product or YouTube performance but a live engaging class to lift the spirits.
Participants share more about singing for wellbeing: https://youtu.be/7D_J0b8ynIM
Thursday mornings 2023 dates TBC
These sessions are run in association with Parkinson’s Uk Oxford Branch.
Participants not members of the branch can make a £5.00 donation for the sessions.
Get in touch to obtain the Zoom link and give it a go.