Our group was set up with the help of funding and training from the British Lung Foundation to offer singing sessions specifically for people with a lung condition, such as COPD, asthma, bronchiectesis or IPF.
Sessions are carefully structures to offer relaxation, breathing and body awareness and extention of the out breath through a carefully chosen repertoire of songs. The sessions are also friendly and fun, with the aim of supporting social interation and creativity. Singing in a group of people with a similar condition is also supportive.
The group was set up in May 2016 after singing leader Kate Jones completed the British Lung Foundation training for singing leaders wishing to run a singing for lung health group
If you have any sort of breathing problem, whether or not it has been diagnosed by your doctor, this group could help you achieve a better understanding of how you breathe, support you in learning to breathe better and most of all have fun while doing so! You DON'T need to be able to sing!
Families and friends are also welcome, so you don't have to come alone. Bring your husband/wife, daughter/son or next door neighbour. All are welcome.
[A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir] People are always asking me how they can learn to sing. Everyone is already a singer of course, but it’s always possible to learn how to sing better. ...