our programmes: Sing2Gather

Sing2Gather is all about people singing together to have fun and to feel better – physically and emotionally. 

Rooted in indigenous traditions of circle singing from around the world and supported by the latest neuromusicology evidence, Sing2Gather workshops help people of all abilities and all cultures to find their voice and their best, balanced self. No previous singing experience is necessary to participate in this or other Sing4Change circles. 

\A small group of young adults singing in a circle

Sing2Gather experiences are interactive and inclusive. In a gentle, therapeutic manner, you will be introduced to the basics of singing technique. Then you will learn simple melodies and rhythms in the same way our ancestors learned – through the experience of singing together, in a group, following a leader. 

Depending on the format and the particular group goals, Sing2Gather sessions may include:

  • breathing, movement and vocal exercises

  • body percussion exercises

  • learning a traditional song phrase by phrase

  • group vocal improvisations (yes, you we can!)

  • creating vocal soundscapes

  • working in small groups to tell a vocal “story”

  • songwriting

  • listening to others singing to you

We hold no auditions. Sing2Gather circle is open to anyone who is ready to connect with fellow humans through singing. 

You always participate at your comfort level onlyAt every step you will be supported by your experienced guide and held by the power of the singing community.

A small group of seniors singing together

Sing2Gather is best when experienced in-person, but online workshops can be helpful in certain situations (for example, for people with low mobility or for those who experience severe social anxiety). Inquire at sing4change@duck.com to discuss and schedule.

Sing4Change is dreamed and led by singer, composer, music scientist and humanitarian advocate Alisa Apreleva, PhD, MT-BC. Currently based at the University of Oxford (UK), she started running Sing4Change community workshops in 2017 in Boston, USA. Prior to that Alisa taught clinical music therapy skills to Berklee College of Music students and ran a pro bono humanitarian music and health advocacy in the post-Soviet territories. Contact Alisa at sing4change@duck.com for workshops, consulting, interactive performances and speaking engagements.

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