The songs we sing come from all over the world and most of them come from the oral tradition. We teach songs by ear because this is the most accessible and effective way for the majority of people to learn and remember songs.
At Sing Alive we aim to counteract these experiences. We use accessible language and avoid technical musical jargon. There are no auditions and the groups are not performance-based. We do occasional community performances and events for friends and family. It is not a requirement to be a part of these performances.
The voice we are born with is capable of freely expressing a full range of emotions, thoughts and experience – this is what is meant by the “natural voice”. However, the tensions and stresses of daily life create physical and emotional blocks to the natural voice. That is why we also use breathing, movement and play as part of all sessions to maintain a healthy singing voice.