Music does us all good! Come and join us if you enjoy making music - no experience necessary.
Each session will begin with a warm-up and gentle exercise to relax the body, ready to learn some of the benefits of singing. You'll sing a wide variety of songs, some with backing tracks and some with live accompaniment. The emphasis is on enjoyment and developing confidence in using your voices, not necessarily in a fantastic sound!
What you need:
Yourself, wearing comfy clothes and a bring a bottle of water!
See also – class access information below.
Tutor: Frances Attwood
Frances Attwood trained as a secondary school teacher then began her career teaching piano and violin. She discovered another side to music at Great Ormond Street Hospital, seeing the benefits to children, parents and staff. Then, as a primary school teacher, she recognised music’s cohesive force. In 2001 she retrained as a music therapist. Working at the Coda Music Centre, she both taught and practised therapy with all ages from two to ninety-nine, with people with a huge range of disabilities, from autism and learning disability to those with physical challenges. She spent five years in Uganda, again working in dual roles, appreciating music’s social importance. In 2017 she completed her MA in music therapy, researching the benefits of music for people with dementia, and now runs a dementia group. She also runs a choir for asylum seekers. She is passionate about using music to enable everyone to participate.
Sessions: Tuesday 21 July - 20 October (no class 5 October), 10am - 10,45am
Tickets: £5 per session
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Class access information
This class will run live each week via Zoom, an online streaming website. Zoom is an online platform which allows you to talk live to your tutor and classmates via a video or audio call. This class is designed to be progressive, with sessions each week following on from the previous week, helping to build your experience over the course of the class. As this class is live, you will need to be available at the time specified to participate.
To access your class you will need to set up a free Zoom account. You can do this by visiting https://zoom.us/ and clicking ‘Sign up, it’s free’. You will also need access to a device with an internet connection and speakers– a computer, laptop, phone or tablet should do the job. If you would like to be able to talk with your tutor via audio your device will also need a microphone. If you would like to speak with your tutor via video your device will also need a camera.
Prior to the start date of your class our team will be in touch via email. We will confirm the email address you have used to create your Zoom account so we can add you to the class. We will also send you detailed instructions via email to help you log into your online class. We will have a member of our team on standby for the first two week of class to assist you with any issues you may have accessing your class. Simply email us at email@example.com if you need help.
Please ensure that there is no offence or inappropriate items in your background, a member of HCT staff will be observing each live session and monitoring overall behaviour. Please take care when moving, please be aware of any hazards such has ornaments that could be knocked over or trip hazards. Please wear comfortable footwear and do not wear socks on slippery surfaces such as laminate floor. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing which is easy to move around in. Follow the teacher’s directions as per the video and be respectful of others in the class. We cannot accept responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage that maybe caused when following the movement. It is the viewers responsibility to look after their own safety and be sensible when moving and the viewer shall take part at his/hers own risk