This is a blog post with a difference. I want to start a discussion using the comments facility.
I sent an email out recently to everyone on my mailing list asking advice on how to get more men singing. Now I want to invite suggestions from you lovely readers out there.
Why do you think more men don’t sing? How can we attract more men to singing workshops and choirs? How can we get more young men interested in singing? Is it uncool, not macho enough, too non-competitive?
This is not the first time I’ve tackled this problem (see Where are all the male singers and The problem with men: getting them, handling them, keeping them), but I’d like to get some different takes on the issue, so ...
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment and I’ll try and keep the discussion going. Even if you’ve never left a comment before, now’s the time to join in the debate. Let’s tap into all that collective wisdom and experience out there!
I’ll gather all the responses from this, and my email list, and write it up as a blog post in a few weeks’ time (see Men and singing 1: 15 myths debunked, Men and singing 2: your collective wisdom, Men and singing 3: seven ideas to get more men involved).