Monday, February 17, 2020

Singing in a choir: meditation for those who can’t sit still

Meditation is often suggested as a way of reducing stress, promoting emotional well-being and enhancing self-awareness.

But what if you find it hard to sit still? Then join a choir and reap the same benefits!

Monday, February 10, 2020

How do we know if a culture has a traditional music scene?

I’ve just spent a wonderful month in Mexico. While I was there I tried to find local live music, but to no avail.

Silvia María Zuñiga

How does one find the traditional or representative music of a culture when we’re so inundated by Western influences?

Monday, February 03, 2020

How much should you polish a song before moving onto the next one?

Some songs are quick to learn and some take a while before they bed in.

How long should you spend on a teaching/ learning a song before moving onto the next one?

Monday, January 27, 2020

How to recruit a new leader for your choir

There will come a time when you’ll need to find a new leader for your choir.

Let’s look at ideas for how to recruit someone suitable.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Is being in a choir that doesn’t suit you better than no singing at all?

I love singing certain kinds of songs, but not others. Some people don’t mind what they sing, as long as they’re singing.

photo by Nick Allen

What if you end up in a choir that just doesn’t do it for you? Is that better than not singing at all?

Monday, January 06, 2020

Opening your choir to new members – who? when? how?

Even if you don’t recruit regularly, there will come a time when you’ll invite new members join your choir.

But who, when and how?