I have been working with a capella vocal groups for 20 years and grew up singing in choirs.
I am a Natural Voice Practitioner and member of The Natural Voice Network - a network of people who work with voice and song, and who believe that singing is everyone’s birthright, regardless of musical experience or ability.
I am a singer/song-writer/arranger once signed to Warner Chapel Publishing. Having wriiten, arranged for and performed with
various bands and harmony groups, I have also pioneered a variety of community music and music for health groups including...
BREATHE SING - SINGING LEAD(2017-Present) - Breathe Arts Health Research, Guys and St Thomas's Hospital, London -
singing groups are created specifically for adults suffering from COPD and other lung diseases. through a combination of excercises and different songs and singing techniques, these groups really help improve people's lung function and improve their feelings
of well being and sense of being part of a community. https://breatheahr.org/breathe-sing/
MELODIES FOR MUMS - SINGING LEAD, COURSE CO-CREATOR AND TRAINER (2019-Present) - Breathe Arts Health Research, Guys and St
Thomas's Hospital London -
For mothers suffering post partum deppression these classes create a space for mothers to relax, connect with each other and their little ones, learn songs and feel supported by experiences community musicians. https://breatheahr.org/melodies-for-mums/
HACKNEY VOICES COMMUNITY CHOIR (2008-present) - In the heart of Hackney
teaching world music and original arrangements of pop and soul tunes we perform in venues across the capital.
CREATIVE INCLUSION (2004-2008) - Managed and taught a variety of exciting
projects with young people and adults combining the mediums of poetry, art, musicianship and voice to produce original material in local communities.
SOME NOISE (2000-2004) - Creating music workshops for parents and toddlers in Jackson's Lane Community centre, Highgate and teaching singing and song writing skills to excluded children through the Children's Fund in
London schools and play schemes.
I am a long term member of jazz/folk a capella group ANIMA. We perform in festivals, hospitals, art centres - you name it - around the country. www.animaacapella.com
I am also co creator, member and manager of The Ondines - an all female neo-folk band playing original songs in gorgeous 4 part harmony. https://mattandcleo.wixsite.com/the-ondines
I love the connection and vitality of singing with ALL groups, run singing workshops and singing weekends in all sorts of lovely places and live in Westcliff On Sea.