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Online Sing from Your Core

Tutor: Melissa James

Online via Zoom
Next date: Sunday 12 July 11:00 - 12:30 - 5 week course

A holistic a cappella class of singing heart-opening songs.  We will collectively explore our voices, working entirely by ear.  Melissa will guide you in singing simple phrases and songs which aim to uplift and inspire; awaken and nourish our souls.  Song styles will vary.  We may loop sounds, we may improvise or sing songs in recognised styles.  The simple aim is to make a joyful sound and to allow ourselves to sing freely, releasing tensions and fears as we do so.  Breathing techniques will help with this process which will also help bring us into the moment.  In spite of limiting technical capabilities we can better connect to our true voices, ourselves, and to each other.  This course is open and beneficial to all, regardless of vocal ability or previous experience and it is about singing for our vocal expression and freedom.  Shy and nervous singers are particularly welcomed.To see Melissa in action click: 


About Melissa James


“Best current British blues singer I know…” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

Melissa James is a Singer and a Performer.  In 2016 she created a charitable music and mental health initiative called SING4SANE(S4S) which sees her invite members of the public to join her in performing her song “Live Again” to connect those with an understanding of mental ill health.  A Big Sing recording of Live Again was subsequently made with all sale proceeds going to the mental health charity SANE.  SING4SANE has subsequently held a Big Sing in Parliament and Live Again is used as the soundtrack to Darkness Into Light in Brussels which is a fundraising campaign to support people affected by suicide.  In 2019, Melissa performed at Cambridge Folk Festival with festival goers singing “Live Again” with her during her main stage performance.