Tracy Sharp

Location

Suffolk

Specialisms

Music In Our Bones runs 8 open access singing communities across Suffolk and 2 online groups

Additional information

Singing with others has always been one of the great loves of my life. Sharing that love with people who lack such opportunities is what motivates me as a singing leader.

More than 15 years ago, Fran Flower, Jennie Fisk and I realised we had a shared vision and began sharing singing as we do now, teaching by ear, in a circle.

Music In our Bones started out with a group of 6 family carers more than 15 years ago and was launched as a charity in 2017. We team-teach so that harmony singing is accessible to all and sustain 8 regular singing communities with an inspiring team of 8 singing leaders. It has been an amazing journey that everyone involved has been on, with many people being part of our development all through those years.

We have specialist projects accessed by family carers; those living life with dementia and their partners; stroke survivors; people managing other long-term physical conditions such as Parkinsons, and those feeling isolated and lonely, depressed or anxious. Our groups are also open to anyone who feels that singing might lift their spirits and help them to live life more fully.

What excites me is the way that singing brings people together, the way that all that separates us falls away in the making of music, the way that we can lift one another out from the mundane into a shared space that’s memorable and unique, a space in which we can feel freer and more fully alive. Here’s to more of that!

My choirs

HeartSong Bury St Edmunds
Description

HeartSong is a well-being singing community for family carers and their partners or friends with mental or physical health issues run once monthly on Fridays by Denise and Tracy, in the Bury area. Open to anyone who loves to sing!

Session times

Monthly Thursday mornings 10.30-12

HeartSong Ipswich
Description

HeartSong is a well-being singing project for family carers and their partners or friends with mental or physical health issues run once monthly on Friday afternoons by Tracy and Jennie, in the Ipswich area. Bring your family member or friend with you if they too enjoy singing. Open to anyone who loves to sing!

Please phone Tracy on 07757809297 to find out more and to book in.

Session times

Monthly - usually 2nd Friday afternoon 1.30-3pm

HeartSong Oulton Broad
Description

HeartSong is a well-being singing project for family carers and their partners or friends with mental or physical health issues run monthly on Fridays by Helen Rolfe and Tracy Sharp, in the Waveney area. Open to anyone if they too enjoy singing!

Session times

4th Friday morning of the month 10.30-12

Lifting Spirits Ipswich women’s singing project
Description

A women’s well-being singing project reaching family Carers and people managing long-term mental or physical health issues, or for anyone who believes that singing with others might add to their quality of life!

Session times

Monday evenings fortnightly 7-8.30

Music In Mind Ipswich
Description

A singing project with a focus on mental health. For family carers and people managing long-term mental or physical health issues, or for anyone who believes that singing with others might add to their quality of life! Run by Tracy Sharp, Jennie Fisk, Ian Heywood and Rachel Parsons.

Session times

Monday afternoons fortnightly 2-3.30

Musical Memories Bury St Edmunds
Description

A singing community for people managing life with memory loss with their partners, family members or close friends. Run by Mark Coburn and Tracy Sharp.

Session times

Thursday afternoons fortnightly 2-3.30pm

Musical Memories Ipswich
Description

A singing community for people managing life with memory loss and their partners, family members or close friends.

Session times

Thursday afternoons fortnightly 2-3.30

Stroke Songlines
Description

Health and well-being singing sessions for stroke survivors and their partners or friends run in partnership with the Stroke Association. Well known songs often enjoyed as well as new songs taught by ear. Run by Mark Coburn and Tracy Sharp.

Session times

Wednesday afternoons fortnightly 2.30-4

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