Renee Berkhout


Stroud, Bristol, Gloucester


Community choirs, harmony singing workshops, team building singing, singing walks, singing outdoors

Additional information

I’m passionate about more people experiencing singing as a way of improving wellbeing and building community.

My teaching styles is very relaxed and informal and my groups are always warm and welcoming.

In recent times, we’ve acquired the idea you must be a ‘professional’ or a ‘performer’ to sing yet not so long ago, singing was a part of everyday life – we sung during celebrations, rituals, work and to honour new life as well as those passing.  I truley believe we need to bring singing back to the everyday and to everybody!



‘I’m not at all confident about my singing and was really nervous about singing with a group of people I didn’t know but Renee made me feel like the most important thing is to enjoy doing it and not to worry about how I sound. She made the sessions fun and really put me at ease. At the end of each session everyone always commented on how great it had been and how much they had enjoyed it. Every week I was completely absorbed in the songs and found myself singing along on my way back to work.’

Clare Quinn, Bristol


‘I’ve been in other singing groups and this has been the best. Renee is such a good teacher!’

Suzy Martin, London


‘Renee has such a fun and relaxed way of running the group, enabling us to learn the songs easily, enjoying singing them and letting go!’

Katrina W, Bristol

My choirs

The Orchard Community Choir

We’re a friendly community choir in St George in Bristol who meet every Tuesday evening at the lovely Orchard Coffee & Co. Cafe.

We sing gorgeous harmony songs in 2/3/4 parts in a range of genres and styles. All songs are taught by ear so that even non music readers can join.

Everyone is welcome  – those who sing from the rooftops, to those who normally only sing in the shower.

We perform a couple of times a year to share what we’ve been up to but are more focused on enjoying the act of singing itself.

Check us out on Facebook and Instagram!

If you are interested in joining the choir, email for more info.

Session times

Tuesdays 7.15 - 8.45pm

Picture of Renee Berkhout - Woman in her 30s teaching singing

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