Janet Ayers – Natural Voice Practitioner
& Community Artist

Tel: 02392 811802
Mobile: 07541 470225

Southsea Community Choir meets on Tuesdays in term time, 7.45-9.15pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road, Southsea. 6 week term fee of £25/£20 or £5 a week!

Janet Ayers is a vocal practitioner with over 15 years experience leading community choirs and setting up sing for health projects in Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Chichester. Specialist areas include Community Choirs, Workshops, therapeutic singing for people with Dementia, Parkinson’s, Stroke, COPD & Lung Disease

She has a down to earth and friendly approach to teaching singing and encourages all to find their voice. Singing improves both our physical health and our mental health and wellbeing. Janet’s sessions are fun and enjoyable and you’ll learn lots of lovely songs from all over the world, plus some old favourites in glorious unaccompanied harmony. Voice work is challenging but hugely beneficial bringing meaning and purpose to life.

She also leads singing and movement sessions for various community groups including Circle Dance for Wellbeing.

Current projects include work with Chichester Festival Theatre, Breathe Easy Portsmouth, Dementia Friends Petersfield, Age UK Portsmouth and Sing for the Mind at St Johns Wood. Over the years she has trained with and worked for the BLF, Alzheimer’s Society, Parkinson’s UK, Black Heritage Group Southampton, Southampton City Council, The Stroke Association, Chichester University, Solent NHS Trust, West Sussex Mind, African Women’s Forum, Portsmouth Self-Advocacy and the MHA Live At Home scheme.

Member of the Natural Voice Network, Musicians Union and Sound Sense

Performs with Tea for Two and The Dave Baker Project

She also works as a freelance Celebrant conducting wedding blessings and naming ceremonies and conducts weddings & namings at Portsmouth Unitarian Church.