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Join us as we explore the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives. Through conversations with singers, leaders, researchers and other specialists, we’ll consider the role of singing, songwriting, voice exploration and creative music-making in improving mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. We believe in the power of singing and music education to improve health and wellbeing - Join us!

A great listen for teachers, school leaders, teaching students, community workers, music leaders, singing leaders, choir leaders, charity and mental health workers

Inspiring Voices Sing Up Foundation

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Join us as we explore the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives. Through conversations with singers, leaders, researchers and other specialists, we’ll consider the role of singing, songwriting, voice exploration and creative music-making in improving mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. We believe in the power of singing and music education to improve health and wellbeing - Join us!

A great listen for teachers, school leaders, teaching students, community workers, music leaders, singing leaders, choir leaders, charity and mental health workers

    "The thing that we can't quite verbalise"

    "The thing that we can't quite verbalise"

    What is the special magic that comes from singing in a group? David Lawrence attempts to explain it through is own experiences as a conductor of singing across a huge range of contexts, from inner city youth choirs to symphony choruses to the vast Young Voices children's stadium singing concerts.

    To close Season 1 of Inspiring Voices, David and podcast host Baz look back on their various choral collaborations over the years through a wellbeing lens, covering teenage singing, the National Teachers' Choir, singing and conducting for the non-confident adult, and how to get the best from any choir or singing group.

    Inspiring Voices is the new podcast from the Sing Up Foundation. Its first season explores the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives.

    Through conversations with singers, leaders, researchers and other specialists, we consider the unique role of singing, songwriting, voice exploration and creative music-making in improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    The Sing Up Foundation believes in the power of singing to improve health and wellbeing – so listen in and be inspired!

    Subscribe now on:

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    For more information on the Sing Up Foundation, visit: www.singupfoundation.org

    Episode features music from Beccy Owen. 'Anemone' originally written by Beccy Owen and the Refuge, bespoke arrangement for Sing Up Foundation by Beccy Owen.

    Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of the Cultural Recovery Fund.

    • 57 min
    Rap Club - finding a connection

    Rap Club - finding a connection

    How can a classically-trained teacher connect with his students through rap? In a story worthy of a film, secondary school teacher and Teach First Ambassador Benjamin Turner reveals how a detention he gave led to a unique connection with his music class, and the discovery of a powerful way to help them express themselves through creative vocals. Featuring clips from Rap Club participants along with valuable insights into bringing the music curriculum to life through rap, even for non-experts, this is a captivating listen!

    Inspiring Voices is the new podcast from the Sing Up Foundation. This season, join us as we explore the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives.

    Through conversations with singers, leaders, researchers and other specialists, we’ll consider the unique role of singing, songwriting, voice exploration and creative music-making in improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    The Sing Up Foundation believes in the power of singing to improve health and wellbeing – so listen in and be inspired!

    Subscribe now on:

    Spotify: https://bit.ly/IVPodSpotify

    Apple: https://apple.co/45ZCVTx

    Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3raZXrF

    Google: https://bit.ly/IVPodGoogle

    For more information on the Sing Up Foundation, visit: www.singupfoundation.org

    Episode features music from Rap Club participants - more at https://kingdomldn.com/rapclub. Episode music by Beccy Owen: 'Anemone' originally written by Beccy Owen and the Refuge, bespoke arrangement for Sing Up Foundation by Beccy Owen.

    Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of the Cultural Recovery Fund.

    • 49 min
    Beatboxing and Creative Recovery

    Beatboxing and Creative Recovery

    International non-binary beatbox star, former world looping champion and disability and mental health ambassador SK Shlomo talks about beatboxing as a great way in to vocal work, and how anyone can get it going. With amazing honesty they open up about their own journey through music and battles with identity, mental health and suicide, which led to their extraordinary new project, Breathe.


    Inspiring Voices is the new podcast from the Sing Up Foundation. This season, join us as we explore the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives.

    Through conversations with singers, leaders, researchers and other specialists, we’ll consider the unique role of singing, songwriting, voice exploration and creative music-making in improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    The Sing Up Foundation believes in the power of singing to improve health and wellbeing – so listen in and be inspired!

    Subscribe now on:

    Spotify: https://bit.ly/IVPodSpotify

    Apple: https://apple.co/45ZCVTx

    Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3raZXrF

    Google: https://bit.ly/IVPodGoogle

    For more information on the Sing Up Foundation, visit: www.singupfoundation.org

    Episode features music from Beccy Owen. 'Anemone' originally written by Beccy Owen and the Refuge, bespoke arrangement for Sing Up Foundation by Beccy Owen.

    Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of the Cultural Recovery Fund.

    • 41 min
    Let's talk singing research

    Let's talk singing research

    Baz talks to leading researcher Professor Graham Welch about why humans sing, why and how it is good for our health and wellbeing, and how people involved in this work should become researchers themselves, to help increase our understanding.



    Inspiring Voices is the new podcast from the Sing Up Foundation. This season, join us as we explore the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives. Through conversations with singers, leaders, researchers and other specialists, we’ll consider the unique role of singing, songwriting, voice exploration and creative music-making in improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    The Sing Up Foundation believes in the power of singing to improve health and wellbeing – so listen in and be inspired!

    Subscribe now on:
    Spotify: https://bit.ly/IVPodSpotify
    Apple: https://apple.co/45ZCVTx
    Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3raZXrF
    Google: https://bit.ly/IVPodGoogle

    For more information on the Sing Up Foundation, visit: www.singupfoundation.org

    Episode features music from Beccy Owen. 'Anemone' originally written by Beccy Owen and the Refuge, bespoke arrangement for Sing Up Foundation by Beccy Owen.

    Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of the Cultural Recovery Fund.

    • 49 min
    Being real - the effective practitioner

    Being real - the effective practitioner

    Experienced community musician and trainer Mark Bick chats with Baz about the rise of the community music sector, and the attributes of a really effective music leader working with young people who are labelled as challenging or vulnerable. A must-listen for anyone working, or interested in working, in this context.


    Inspiring Voices is the new podcast from the Sing Up Foundation. This season, join us as we explore the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives. Through conversations with singers, leaders, researchers and other specialists, we’ll consider the unique role of singing, songwriting, voice exploration and creative music-making in improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    The Sing Up Foundation believes in the power of singing to improve health and wellbeing – so listen in and be inspired!

    For more information on the Sing Up Foundation, visit: www.singupfoundation.org

    Video also available to view on the Sing Up Foundation Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@SingUpFoundation

    Episode features music from Beccy Owen. Anemone originally written by Beccy Owen and the Refuge, bespoke arrangement for Sing Up Foundation by Beccy Owen.

    Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of the Cultural Recovery Fund.

    • 40 min
    "You couldn't go and have a war with somebody you've been singing with"

    "You couldn't go and have a war with somebody you've been singing with"

    Jane Wheeler has led singing across the globe, as well as setting up Living Song in the UK. She talks to Baz about the special power of the voice, and the amazing way that singing can connect people across countries and cultures.


    Inspiring Voices is the new podcast from the Sing Up Foundation. This season, join us as we explore the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives. Through conversations with singers, leaders, researchers and other specialists, we’ll consider the unique role of singing, songwriting, voice exploration and creative music-making in improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    The Sing Up Foundation believes in the power of singing to improve health and wellbeing – so listen in and be inspired!

    For more information on the Sing Up Foundation, visit: www.singupfoundation.org

    Video also available to view on the Sing Up Foundation Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@SingUpFoundation

    Episode features music from Beccy Owen. Anemone originally written by Beccy Owen and the Refuge, bespoke arrangement for Sing Up Foundation by Beccy Owen.

    Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of the Cultural Recovery Fund.

    • 34 min

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