Singing improves breathing and posture, improves spirits and lifts depression, and may well improve facial mobility.
Sessions include a warm up, breathing exercises, tongue twisters and singing in unison and harmony.
Our singers find their memories and concentration tested, as well as their vocal cords, facial muscles and breath control, but it is FUN!
Don’t be put off if you think you can’t sing. Anyone who wants to sing is welcome. You don’t need to read music as teaching will be by ear. A variety of songs will be used with some sung in harmony.
Open for everyone
You don’t have to be a member of Parkinson’s UK to come to our singing group – anyone in our area affected by Parkinson’s (including partners and carers) is welcome.
What our singers say ….
“it’s not a choir, which people think it might be, it’s just a bit of fun … and voice exercises to keep us sharp” Diana
“I had visions of us, say, having to stand up and sing by ourselves … but it’s nothing like that” Tony
“you don’t have to be able to sing … and there’s a great bunch of people here … a very sociable thing to do” Val
“we do little tongue twisters which are really quite funny and make you laugh and just get you warmed up” Margaret
“you can be yourself, there’s no competition and no expectation” Diana
“no one could be more frightened of singing in public, or more wary of opening his mouth and emitting a dreadful sound than me, so if I can come along on a regular basis and enjoy singing then anybody can” Tony
“it does help the muscles in my face which get quite stiff and hopefully it will help prevent my voice from getting weaker” Margaret
“you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable a way of spending an hour it is” Tony
“there’s a real ‘feel-good’ factor” Margaret
“just come along and give it a try … it’s good fun” Margaret
“I was quite reluctant to begin with because I can’t sing a note and I’m ashamed of my voice” Tony
“it’s amazing how good it sounds when we all sing together” Margaret
Time and dates
The Warblers singing group is 11.00-12.15 including tea/coffee on the following Tuesday mornings:
17 July 2018
11 September 2018
18 September 2018
25 September 2018
2 October 2018
9 October 2018
16 October 2018
30 October 2018
6 November 2018
13 November 2018
20 November 2018
27 November 2018
4 December 2018
11 December 2018
Additional dates will appear here when confirmed.
The Lounge, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH.
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We ask for a contribution of £4 per person or £6.50 per couple towards costs.
Please contact Margaret Owen on 01494 866869 or contact us
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