A Capella Singing For Everyone
From a childhood full of music and song, I started running informal singing sessions in the early 1990s. In 2000 I attended a Taize service and was deeply moved by the experience of unaccompanied voices singing 4-part harmony. This particular style of music remains a great passion. Three years later, I met and was inspired by various teachers within the Natural Voice Network, which led to me running regular groups and workshops.
I believe everyone who can talk, can sing and I am passionate about creating spaces for anyone who would like to sing for the pure enjoyment of it, regardless of experience. They are especially suitable for people who’ve not sung with others before, and can also be a refreshing change for people with lots of experience with formal choirs. There are no auditions and all songs are taught by ear, so there’s no need to read music. The songs I teach come from a variety of sources around the world.
Singing can be a powerful catalyst for change as we express ourselves alongside others. Its also a fun and relaxing time where you can unwind and enjoy songs you may not hear in other choirs.
“Good mix of songs in terms of origin, style, feel, difficulty”
“The pace of teaching [was] excellent and sensitive”
“A musical extravaganza of amazing harmonies; relaxing, funny, heartwarming, spiritual with a small ‘s’ - fantastic”
"Ella is a wonderful guide...a light touch but so proficient and encouraging"
I am very open to new singers joining me despite the complications of the current pandemic situation. Please contact me if you are interested. Regular singers are welcome to sign up to the members only area to gain access to songs and session info etc
If you don't find anything that draws you here, do have a look at the Natural Voice Network website which has details of teachers throughout the UK and beyond. Click the link here to find out more
In particular I can recommend this upcoming residential weekend with my NVN colleague Janet Swan