"If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it" William Shakespeare
I am passionate about the social, political and healing power of creating music together. I have led a wide range of singing and music workshops in the UK, France and USA. I have worked and led community choirs and workshops (All Voices Choir, Le Tout Petit Festival, Clapham Community Choir, Sing Streatham!...), Choirs for people affected by cancer (Sing with Us, Tenovus Cancer care), under 5's music introduction in English and French (Tuneful Tots, Bilingual Beats, Chamber Tots at Wigmore Hall...), music workshops for people with disabilities (Live Music Now) and many more.
From 2016-2017 I worked alongside Royal College of Music and Imperial College in London with researcher Daisy Fancourt and Katey Warren to prove the psychological and physiological benefits of singing in a weekly choir for people affected by cancer. You can learn more about this unique and extraordinary research here: Sing With Us Research and Choristers interview as well as an article about our choir in Psychologies Magazine.
Here is an article from Guildhall School of Music and Drama Alumni magazine, PLAY, about my role as choir leader for Sing With Us in London.
"Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once" Robert Browning