Singing for health and well-being

★The Benefits of Singing★

There are many benefits of singing and why it’s good for us, not least because it helps are health and well-being, it’s also such fun especially if no-one is listening!

Here are my top reasons for you to get singing:

  • Singing promotes a healthy heart: it gently keeps your heart active and opens it up to feeling emotions as you express yourself.

    Singing promotes health and well-being







  • Singing is a gentle form of aerobic exercise: when you sing you are exercising your core muscles as well as improving your lung capacity, circulation and co-ordination. That’s just fantastic.






  • Singing allows you to unwind and detox: everyone needs to give themselves permission to slow down after a hard day. Singing addresses this and rebalances your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing, just like being on holiday!






Do check out what Opera North suggests here!

Ready to start singing and improve your health and well-being?

How about joining a choir this autumn? There’s no need to sing on your own and no auditions required. I run two choirs and both are immense fun. We are currently recruiting new members!

To join please email

Twickenham Chamber Choir 🎵

We are a very friendly ladies choir (SSA) singing mainly sacred, secular, classical and popular songs as well as folksong arrangements. The ability to read a simple score is an advantage. All music is provided.

When: Thursdays at 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Where: Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5LH

9 September - 9 December 2021

For more information email or sign-up here.


The Health & Vitality Choir 🎵

A lively and vibrant group singing uplifting and inspiring popular songs with a special emphasis on breathing exercises to improve your general health and help you feel rejuvenated.

When: Mondays at 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Where: Online via Zoom (all lyrics provided)

Dates: 6 September - 6 December

For more information email or sign-up here.

I look forward to helping you achieve your singing goals.

Helen Astrid, Dip. RAM
Member of the British Voice Association

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 I originally wanted to have lessons purely for the joy of learning a skill. I'm delighted to find myself in Helen's very capable hands. She clearly knows what she's talking about and is a true professional. She quickly puts me at ease, gives me confidence, and helps me understand both my range and which songs suit my voice. I'm motivated and energised afterwards. 
Michael Nealon, bass chorister
 Learning to sing with Helen has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. She has a real talent for making the learning process great fun and I always end the session feeling energised and uplifted. 
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 Helen is patient, supportive, encouraging and utterly professional. I gave myself 10 lessons and am still having them after 20 years. There can't a better accolade for a teacher than that. 
Jill, Dr of Philosophy, B.Sc, PhD, AKC, MS Biol, C Biol.
Singing makes me feel happier and healthier. I feel very positive after each session. 
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