Neurons and Notes

Helen Astrid


Organisation:
Corporate Singing Workshops
Region:
England
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid
Category:
Health
Updated:
1st December 2019
Tagged:
Health And Well-Being | Singing | Dementia

Research over the last ten years has highlighted the profound benefits of singing collectively; not only does it make us feel good, it keeps our brains functioning at optimum levels.

Singing has a powerful effect on our minds and bodies; it lifts our spirits and helps us get in touch with our innermost selves. Plato himself said, ‘Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind and flight to the imagination’.

In this fascinating talk, Helen reveals the benefits that singing has on our well-being and how we may reduce the risks of neurological diseases that affects millions of people in the United Kingdom.

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About Helen Astrid

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Helen sang as a soprano soloist at most of the major venues in the UK including English National Opera, The Linbury Studio Covent Garden (Royal Opera House), Garsington Opera Festival and Chelsea Opera Group at the South Bank.

Helen is an award-winning entrepreneur and singing expert. She devotes her time between leading team-building singing sessions for businesses and running workplace choirs. Helen is also in demand as a speaker and regularly broadcasts on television and radio including BBC World News and The Paul O'Grady Show. She recently gave her first Ted Talk ‘Tell me the truth about Opera’. Next autumn (2020), she will give a series of lectures on the history of opera at Cambridge University.

Helen's company Corporate Singing Workshops is one of the UK's leading providers of bespoke team-building activities. For more information, please visit www.corporatesingingworkshops.com.

In 2017, Helen produced the UK premiere of The Juniper Tree, an opera by Philip Glass, receiving outstanding international reviews.

She has been appointed as singing teacher at the International School of London and is author of Singing Tips at your Fingertips a book described by Gary Lachman (The Guardian) as “the place to find the singer within”.

Residing in south-west London near the River Thames, Helen enjoys art, architecture and travelling. She relaxes with her cat on her lap whilst drinking tea.


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