I’m really excited about this blog. I have seen first hand how powerful singing can be in a number of different settings. I’ve recently learnt from the wonderful Dr. Hannah Wilson of Tempo Wellbeing that we, as humans, are incredibly social creatures. We NEED social interaction to feel accepted. I’m very fortunate to be part of the Tempo team and with this, I have seen so many situations where singing has not only made somebody feel better but it’s changed their whole week and potentially their life. Singing, and especially group singing gives people a focus and means that they have to pull together collectively in order to produce a desired result.
I’m also very fortunate to work with various workplaces too and proves that singing can help staff morale and can improve productivity in the workplace. I’m VERY lucky to get to go to Marwell Wildlife every week and work with the staff. They are such amazing people and over the past two years, I have seen huge leaps in terms of the confidence members of staff have with one another. The sound of the group has also developed hugely and the staff leave the session with the song stuck in their heads all afternoon which can’t be a bad thing, right?
More recently, I have worked with the Southampton Solent University and NETSCC staff and again, have heard that it’s something they really look forward to every week as it’s a nice break from work ‘stuff’ and means that they get to mix with colleagues they may not normally spend time with.
You need to sing with others. It’s 100% good for you.