When you’ve been ill or have had an accident, the singing process can be a really positive way to get yourself up and working again. Singing uses the whole body but in a gentler way than full on exercise and it can also be a lot more fun. You’ll find your own unique sound and will learn to feel happy and comfortable expressing yourself. Therapeutic Singing means singing without any pressure to sing to someone else or to justify the need to express yourself with any kind of performance. Although lots of students find they actually want to.
Psychologists, physios and doctors have recommended my therapeutic singing to help their patients on the road to recovery. And it works. We follow the same pathway – the pathway of the breath, encouraging the use of muscles in the way they are supposed to be used, without stress and without imposing “singing methods”. The body dictates and we proceed at a pace which suits you best.
Some students find they get the most out of improvising, out of making up their own songs. Others like to begin just by trying to make some noises. We can spend an hour whooping. For some, to be able to make a loud noise is a whole new experience and so we tread carefully – but always with good humour.