I am a passionate singer and have sung all my life. I love facilitating music-making with groups, particularly when people are new to singing. I have a classical music training but eclectic tastes, which is reflected in our varied repertoire.
I worked as a doctor in the NHS before deciding to follow Howard Thurman’s advice: ‘Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’
I belong to the Natural Voice Practitioner’s Network and the British Kodály Academy.
More information of my other work can be found at www.julienye.org
The Natural Voice Practitioner’s Network believes in:
Celebrating the voice you were born with
Building accepting communities that sing together
Welcoming all voices without audition and working from there to make a group sound
Making learning by ear accessible to the whole group
‘Is there anything more demonstrative of social solidarity than a choir? Many people unite to do something that cannot be done by a single person alone however talented he or she may be.’ Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer and music educator (1882-1967)