Category Archives: Singing group

Singing and dance workshops

By Margaret Owen

Around 50 people enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dance on 18 March at our open workshops to showcase two of the branch’s activities. Although they didn’t have to, everyone joined in both sessions which made it a really inclusive occasion. For the first time in public, the singing group performed two songs at the end. Everyone seemed to have much bigger smiles when leaving than when they arrived! Continue reading Singing and dance workshops

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Singing and Dance workshops

Dance Group
Danc4Fun group

By Jo Edworthy and Lesley Shaw

Come to our free Singing and Dance workshops for Parkinson’s in High Wycombe on Saturday 18 March from 2pm – 4.30pm.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to drop in and find out what’s on offer for people affected by Parkinson’s, including partners, carers, other family members and friends. Have a chat with us over a cup of tea and cake and we will also have information about other activities our branch offers. Continue reading Singing and Dance workshops

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Singing teacher for Warblers

Joanne Edworthy
Joanne Edworthy

We welcome Jo Edworthy as our new singing teacher.

Jo is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. She originally trained as an opera singer and has performed with a number of distinguished opera companies. Jo has taught both piano and singing in local schools and, following a music therapy course, she has led ‘Singing for the Brain’ sessions run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Our thanks go to interim singing teachers Mandy Watsham Dunstall and Sue Merchant who, between them, helped and supported our group while we searched for a new permanent teacher.  Sue has kindly agreed to continue as stand-in on occasions when Jo has other commitments.

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Warblers new singing coach

Mandy Watsham Dunstall
Mandy Watsham Dunstall

Mandy Watsham Dunstall will be our singing coach starting 14 October. Mandy knows our group well, having twice provided cover for maternity leave. Mandy is a very experienced and lively teacher and we are immensely grateful to her.

Warblers is for anyone affected by Parkinson’s, including partners, carers and other family members with all levels of singing ability – even if you think you can’t sing. Sessions start with Continue reading Warblers new singing coach

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Singer Patti Boulaye OBE visits the Warblers

Patti Boulaye
Patti Boulaye

On 18 November, singer Patti Boulaye OBE visited the Warblers singing group, as part of her day fundraising with Universal Care for Parkinson’s UK.

She led the group in some gospel singing, which they enjoyed!

Patti is a singer, actress and artist who has starred in many West End productions since her first role in the original production of Hair.

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