Sing Your Pain Away!
Sing Your Pain Away run group singing classes of singing, laughter, friendship and fun designed to promote singing for wellbeing, health and fun. Our classes and workshops are open to anyone with or without pain and regardless of singing ability! We do not perform so there is no pressure to get everything note perfect.
We run singing groups in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire as well as online classes on Zoom.
We also run dedicated singing classes, singing workshops and choirs in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey and West London, for a number of retirement developments, charities and businesses.
Dementia Choir Leader wanted - Camberley Area - Maternity Cover
We are looking for a part-time freelance singing group leader to join the Sing Your Pain Away team!
You will initially be running one weekly dementia choir session, based in the Camberley area. This currently takes place on a Monday afternoon but there may be flexibility to change the day/time to suit the right candidate.
We supply all resources including a lesson plan for each session, song words for participants, sheet music for you the leader, backing tracks for all songs and advice and support. All administration is handled centrally, and volunteers will be there to provide practical support and hot drinks at the session, so you can focus purely on delivering a fun, uplifting session.
This is an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding role for someone with an interest in community music/singing for health/singing for dementia.
The role is a maternity cover for at least 6 months, start date May 2024, with training/handover from the current leader in April. For the right candidate there could also be the option of an ongoing role within SYPA if desired.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
New - Aylesbury Singing for Health Project!
Our Aylesbury singing for health project has now completed.
But keep a lookout for the results of our mini research project which will soon be published!
If you would like more information about our future Aylesbury Sing Your Pain Away projects, please email email@example.com
Did You Know?
While the feel-good effects of singing have long been recognised, there's growing evidence that it can have a positive impact on a whole range of physical and psychological conditions, from reducing pain and increasing pain-relieving endorphins to reducing anxiety and lifting mood. Joining a singing group also has the social element of meeting other people and achieving something together.
Singing for Fun and Wellbeing in Berks, Bucks, South Oxon, Hants, Surrey and online
Our friendly singing groups meet weekly and they are about fun group singing in unison or simple harmony and incorporate breathing techniques. There is no pressure, we don't perform at concerts nor do we ask our members to make a long-term commitment, it's all about singing for wellbeing and fun, having a social get together, building up some repertoire and generally getting that great uplifting feeling you get when you sing together as a group.
Classes last an hour and a simple monthly subscription provides unlimited access to attend as many classes as you like each week, without any long term commitment. No singing ability or experience is necessary; even if you think you can't sing we will teach you some basic techniques so that you may end up surprising yourself with how much you can achieve!
"Rise Up" - 2023 Summer BIG Sing
The Sing Your Pain Away singing groups from Bourne End, Marlow, Henley-on-Thames and Amersham/Chesham combine forces to sing "Rise Up" by Karine Polwart. Filmed live at the Sing Your Pain Away Summer BIG Sing, July 2023. Conducted by Jane Gatfield. Videography by Colin Tenn. Song shared with permission. With thanks to Karine Polwart and Luminate.
"Over My Head" - 2021 Singing Project
The combined Sing Your Pain Away groups come together virtually to celebrate a summer of joyful community singing, friendship and laughter, with an uplifting rendition of the spiritual "Over My Head"
The 2019 Christmas BIG SING!
70 of our members get together for an afternoon of singing, mulled wine and mince pies - watch the video!
What our members are saying
I enjoyed it so much that I wished I could come every day! It is just such a treat to have some 'me' time and do something that is just fun, without any pressure. Thank you so much.I'm looking forward to next week.
Best wishes, Pat