About Soul Singers

We’re a Plymouth based singing community interest company who are dedicated to having fun, making friends and promoting the mental benefits of singing for all.

18/months

of hosting singing sessions for Mums and toddlers.

1/singathon

In which we raised money for Devon Mind.

1000+/songs

Sung since we started in 2019.

75/mums

and their children have sung with us.

100%

of Mums have left our sessions happier.

84%

of those surveyed said that singing had improved their mental well being.

What are the Benefits of Singing?

There are so many benefits to singing! It’s Fun! It releases endorphins and makes you happy, improving your mood. But other benefits include:

  • Reducing stress & anxiety
  • Helps develop relationships
  • Improves Confidence and self-esteem
  • Helps you escape
  • Helps with sleeping

There are also benefits for your babies & children when you singing too!

Babies much prefer the sound of your voice and prefer it over recorded music – whether you think you can sing or not! It’s music to your babies ears!

  • It also helps calm them
  • Builds attachment between mother & baby
  • Helps with sleeping and feeding
  • Prepares their ears, voice and brain for language, reducing the risk of language problems later in life.

It’s really great as a new mum to be at a relaxed, non-judgemental group where it doesn’t matter if you sing out of tune, or out of time….which I do sometimes! It’s amazing what an hour of singing can do for you, it really does lift you, the babies enjoy it, and often sit, look and listen to us!

Susanna

Soul Singers is a place to go if you love to sing and want a small, kind group of women to support you day on day. It really is such an amazing community, inspiring, confidence building, and creating lasting friendships. I have helped on fundraisers for Devon Mind, attended groups with lovely people and had Zoom and Tuneful Tuesday to help through Lockdown which was lonely for us all. Give it a try. Mary is amazing, it’s just fun, and we all need that in our lives.

Poppy-Jayne

Each Tuesday morning we have been joining in with Soul Singers toddler sessions. It’s so lovely to see lots of happy faces and Mary-Jane is ever so welcoming. We love running around gathering props for our songs before hand as it is very organised with handy hints of what you may need. My daughter enjoys seeing her friend and doing the actions. Mary-Jane doesn’t mind giving it welly, she just wants lots of fun to b had for children and adults. Thank you Mary-Jane, we love coming.x

Jennifer

Mental Health

Regularly singing is scientifically proven to make you feel happier.

New Connections

Sessions are entirely for you to have fun, and make new friends.

More Confidence

Singing is a great way of expressing yourself and emotions.

Stress Relief

Singing is a fantastic way to relieve stress and reduce anxiety.

Self-Care

Singing ticks so many boxes for self-care.

Boost Positivity

Bring yourself back into the present and enjoy the now.

“After having my first child I lost a lot of confidence and my anxiety levels increased. Singing & Music has always been an important part of my life and Soul Singers formed as part of my journey of rediscovering who I was after leaving a long career in education. I love working with Mums and their children. The impact of singing is so positive and powerful. It is such a privilege to sing with Mums each week and I love seeing how lifelong relationships have been created through Soul Singers as well as how each Mums confidence improves”

Mary-Jane Saunders – Director of Soul Singers CIC

“I strongly believe that singing and music are good for the soul. After a long day, I am often to be found singing and enjoying a kitchen disco with my two daughters in our house in Bristol. My background is in psychology and education and I have always used music and sung with the children I work with. My experience has shown me how naturally and innately we all respond to music.”

Cath Sands – Director of Soul Singers CIC

“I am a humanistic counsellor in Eastbourne and specialise in mental health. I have a passion for working with people; especially with promoting positive mental wellbeing and working to reduce the stigma around mental health. I feel this is so important with everything that is going on in the world right now, it’s definitely ok not to be ok. I got involved with Soul Singers because I really believe in the ethos of supporting positive mental well-being through singing.”

Laura Lambert – Director of Soul Singers CIC

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Frequently asked questions

Monday @ 10 am at Barne Barton Community AllotmentBabies and children welcome.

Friday @ 10 am at Just Imagine, Christian Mill Business ParkExpectant and New Mums group (non-mobile children only at this stage).

Online sessions are held on Friday @ 2 pm via Zoom. Sing-Along from the comfort of your own home!

Toddler Sing-Along sessions are held online, on Tuesday & Wednesday @ 2 pm via Zoom.

If you’d like to join any of our sessions in feel free send us a message and we’ll help you get set up.

Mum sing-along sessions are held every Monday & Friday @ 10 am, with online sessions every Friday @ 2 pm.

Toddler Sing-Along sessions are held online, on Tuesday & Wednesday @ 2 pm via Zoom.

If you’d like to join any of our sessions in feel free send us a message and we’ll help you get set up.

Free! Our sessions are currently being funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, The Government and local community trusts.

If you’d like to join any of our sessions in feel free send us a message and we’ll help you get set up.

Our sessions run for approx. 40mins. 

If you’d like to join any of our sessions in feel free send us a message and we’ll help you get set up.

Yes, children are always welcome to attend our singing sessions.

Our Monday session welcome babies and children while our Friday session is for non-mobile children only.

If you’d like to join any of our sessions in feel free send us a message and we’ll help you get set up.

The little ones can listen, join in or play with instruments or toys.

At the Barne Barton Community Allotment, outside venue, they are free to explore the allotment with the support of their Mums.

Give yourself some me time. You deserve it!

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