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 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 Portsmouth Parkinson’s Group and Stroke Club and Circle Dance for Dementia.
Current projects include work with Chichester Festival Theatre, Dementia Friends Petersfield, Age UK Portsmouth, Sing for the Mind at St Johns Wood and Havant Live At Home. 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, Dave Baker Project & Alabama Vest
Plus Barn Dance calling with the Polite Mechanicals (see links below)
She also works as a freelance Celebrant conducting wedding blessings and naming ceremonies and conducts weddings & namings at Portsmouth Unitarian Church.
SOUTHSEA COMMUNITY CHOIR FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Southsea-Community-Choir-204761259929574/
DAVE BAKER PROJECT