Singing for wellbeing

Friday 26 April at 11am

Welcome to this session on singing for wellbeing! Get ready for a holistic experience that transcends mere singing. Here’s what’s in store for you.

We will be joined by Emily Foulkes, an experienced singing for health practitioner dedicated to providing transformative experiences through music and Jane Staffieri, a Music for Well-being Practitioner with years of experience working with diverse groups facing various challenges.

The session will include elements of relaxation, mindfulness and soothing sounds. It will create an immerse environment in a serene atmosphere with live therapeutic instruments that prepare and ground participants for the journey ahead. Through the use of relaxation techniques, there will be heighten awareness of our physical, emotional and psychological state, plus, you will receive valuable tips for self-management along the way.

To prepare, there will be a selection of physical, vocal and breath exercises to get you ready to unleash the power of your voice. The exercises are designed to promote healthy singing, tune your vocals, but also prime your mind and body for harmony.

We will practice singing simple, uplifting songs to improve your spirits as we come together for some short melodies filled with joy and positivity. The session will also allow for the opportunity to connect with fellow participants, sharing experiences and building bonds along the way.

Outcomes for the session

  • Create a safe, inclusive and supportive space
  • Offer tips and techniques for self-management with practical tools to navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience
  • Provide a relaxing and uplifting experience where relaxation meets happiness leaving you refreshed and invigorated

Please note: Due to latency issues with Zoom, singing in perfect unison is challenging. So, fear not, although you will be singing along with our facilitators, creating a symphony, each participant will be muted so will not have to worry about anyone else hearing you! This will allow voices meld into one beautiful chorus.

So, if you are ready to join us, let’s harmonise, connect and enjoy the transformative power of music together!

About the facilitators

Emily Foulkes is an experienced singing for health practitioner. She has delivered programmes for people living with chronic lung conditions, mental health conditions, those living with chronic pain and with Parkinson’s. Emily has researched and developed a model of working with MS for her Masters in Voice Pedagogy. Emily is committed to providing a nurturing, safe, welcoming and supportive environment.

Emily believes that everyone should have the opportunity to explore the transformative potential of singing! Emily is a Mindfulness Practitioner and is the Research and Development Manager for the Sound Healing Academy International. She is the Director of Music for Good, a music for well-being charity based in Cornwall, England and she founded the Singing for Health Network in 2021. This is a membership network for anyone interested or working in singing for health. The aim is to bridge research and practice and support the singing for health movement.

Jane Staffieri is a Music for Well-being Practitioner with many years of experience. She has worked with children, young people and adults who have faced a number of challenges and barriers to engagement. A qualified Youth and Community Worker, Jane is also trained in Trauma and Mental Health-Informed practice. She is a certified Sound Practitioner, offering one to one and group sound healing experiences.

Jane was a professional musician for more than 20 years, as a singer in a Ska band based in Bristol. She was the previous Director of Music for Good and still works closely with the charity. Jane has delivered a number of Singing for Health programmes alongside Emily since 2016.

How to book

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The session is free to join if you have a monthly or year subscription. You do not need a subscription to join, as you can register and provide a donation for the class. The suggested amount for the class is £5. If you unable to make a donation, please contact us to see how you can access the online classes by emailing

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