Drop in Workshops - Music for Wellbeing
- Singing for Mental Wellbeing
- Preparing Yourself for Presentations
“I Don’t Sing Because I’m Happy; I’m Happy Because I Sing!”
Booking: No need to book, simply come along on the day!
Clothing & Equipment: No special clothing required.
Singing for Mental Wellbeing
Wednesday 30th May, Alfred Denny Conference Room
This practical and interactive session will use singing-related techniques to:
Workshop participants will learn how to use singing-related techniques for physical relaxation, confidence-building and managing anxiety. Basic postural exercises, breathing techniques, and simple voice production activities will be introduced in a relaxed but energising workshop session.
No expertise in singing or musical performance is required by the participants. Reaping the physical, psychological and social benefits of singing is not dependent upon musical skill, vocal quality or tunefulness!
Preparing Yourself for Presentations
Monday 4th June, Council Room in Firth Court
A Confidence-building Workshop
This practical and interactive session will introduce a range of strategies to help:
Workshop participants will learn strategies for confidence-building and managing ‘performance anxiety’ when preparing for public speaking.
Some of the activities will include basic singing-related techniques but no previous experience (or skill!) is required by the participants.
The workshop facilitator is Dr Michael Bonshor, a music psychologist, choir leader and voice teacher.
He specialises in using singing-related techniques to increase relaxation, reduce stress, improve psychological resilience, build confidence and manage performance anxiety in musical and non-musical situations. Michael is the author of ‘The Confident Choir: a Handbook for Leaders of Group Singing’, which focuses on building confidence through singing together. Recent projects include running training workshops for Rock Choir leaders, exploring the benefits of group singing activities for mental health service users, researching the wellbeing effects of brass band playing, and facilitating practical Music and Wellbeing workshops.
For schedule see Drop-In Workshops