Singing for Mental Health and Well Being

On 24th and 25th November 2022 lead trainer Darren Abrahams from Musicians Without Borders. (MwB) took four professional and ten young artists on a practical journey of discovery based on principles and practices of MwB. Trainees learned about the impact of trauma on our bodies and minds and explored how music making, especially singing in community can help healing. Through skilled activities and approaches a safe space for workshop participants and therapy groups to express themselves can be created, and they can begin to experience integration back into their lives again.  Participants received certification for their participation in this empowering two-day …

World Of Song, Bromley Youth Music Trust

Living Song is leading on the World Of Song with an SEN focus for the Bromley Youth Music Trust this year. The musical director, plus a number of young artists from the NewYVC Unite programme will teach on a series of teacher trainings and school based and cluster rehearsals, culminating in a performance in early July 2017.

Speak Out! Sing Out! Anti-Bullying Awareness through Music & Literacy

Anti-bullying awareness Speak Out! Sing Out!: an innovative, creative, one-day workshop devised through Living Song. We work with a whole class, or group, yr 5, 6, or 7 to compose a song collaboratively, developing language of emotional literacy. This special day has been extended to East London schools after its popular success in Waltham Forest for the past two years. £985 early bird offer BOOK NOW! If you book and confirm before the end of June 2015 Who is this workshop for? Yr 5, 6, or 7 pupils Teachers for their CPD How much will it cost? £1230 per …

Vocal Collective East London: Young Music Mentors (YMMs)

Through Living Song, these outstanding young singers aged 16-26 from East London’s Solid Harmony, NewYVC, Stratford East Singers and beyond come together for special events and performances by request. Just last week 8 singers sang their hearts out, invited by Youth Music, to help ICAP raise charity funds. These were Joseph Adelakun, Mohan Dhar, Amina Gichinga, Nadine Dyer, Laura Purling, Rivershaw and Wenona.

Speak Out! Sing Out! Anti bullying through song writing project – Rokeby Boys school

Speak Out! Sing Out! is an innovative, creative, one day workshop devised through Living Song in preparation for Anti Bullying awareness building in primary and secondary schools. We work with a whole class, or group, KS2 and 3 to compose a song collaboratively, developing language of emotional literacy. On Weds 19th Nov, Linton Bennett, Amina Gichinga, Georgia Thorpe, and Jane Wheeler worked with 25 boys from across yr 7 – 10 at Rokeby Boys School to create an new song in this way. Watch this space to hear the recording.

World Voice programme, British Council

Jane Wheeler of Living Song is proud to be a vocal leader on the World Voice programme. This is is a musical cultural exchange focusing on a mode of expression that children from all backgrounds and cultures are familiar with and enjoy – song. The project involves highly-skilled vocal leaders working with teachers and pupils to offer a unique and lively range of approaches and techniques to deliver singing, which it is hoped will inspire them to use song throughout the school day. The visits are complemented by British Council engagement with key stakeholders in each country, lobbying for recognition …

NewYVC (New Young Voice Collective) – A case study

New YVC is a dynamic choir of 10-18 year olds who are resident at Stratford Circus, led by musical directors Jane Wheeler and Pam Hulme. Stratford Circus, in partnership with Living Song, successfully bid for funding from Youth Music and Newham Music Hub to support the development of this choir over a 2 year period. The primary aim of this funded project is to establish a world class youth choir, recognised for excellence, innovation and inclusion, developing singing skills, confidence and leadership skills through the pursuit of musical excellence.