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Flow state, exercise and healthy ageing: 5 unexpected benefits of singing
singing for people with Parkinson's
Singing has been shown to have a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits for people Parkinson's. My own research has shown that these...
The jazz singer’s mind shows us how to improvise through life itself
Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash
Apr 4, 2021
meaningful work for musicians
A recent article of mine (co-authored with Assoc Prof Irene Bartlett) examined the work of health and wellbeing singing group...
Jan 16, 2020
(my) imposter syndrome is boring
There is nothing like an existential crisis to drive you back to the drawing board to reconsider everything you think you know, believe...
Dec 7, 2018
is there a place for compassion in higher music education?
"By making space for diverse musics, learning styles, and pedagogical approaches, we shift our attention away from exacting external...
Aug 3, 2018
music educators—are you comfortable making mistakes?
I've spent a great deal of time reading about learning new skills and achieving mastery. Reading highlights include George Leonard's...
Jul 27, 2018
the essentialist academic—a contradiction in terms?
As an academic—and particularly as a music academic—I am aware that I occupy an extremely privileged place in society. Academic roles...