Maria Soriano, founder and facilitator.
Maria’s interdisciplinary training covers early dance choir conducting, Kodaly method, musical pedagogy, voice teaching skills, breathing and relaxation techniques, harmonic singing, and Primal Singing.
Voice teacher, choir director and free improviser, Maria grounds her work in the exploration of the creative performer and the relationship between health and the arts.
Maria has developed her interpretation of Primal Singing for the last ten years, through personal exploration, experiences with students, concerts and hospital workshops. She loves that some people has called it “singing without words”. Maria also sings for Radio Days Music, performing popular music from the end of the 19th Century to the 1930s.
She is a Natural Voice Practitioners Member, and she currently leads choirs for the Sing to Live, Live to Sing programme from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, for which she has coordinated various choral events.
This work is called PSI– Primal Singing Integrative™
(More at mariasoriano.co.uk)
Chris Hutchison, Co-director
With more than 35 years experience of teaching and research and special interests in e-heritage and digital curation, ethnoepistemology, and social remembering. Initially a Linguistics graduate, with a MSc in Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems and PhD in Cognitive Linguistics, he has lectured at the University of Sussex, Kingston University, the University of East Anglia, Nottingham Trent University, Université Mohamed V (Rabat), and the University of Amsterdam.
With a university background in cognitive science and a lifelong interest in history and social remembering, Chris has worked on digital heritage projects for, among others, Historic Royal Palaces (London), the Museo della Lana di Scanno (Abruzzo), and the Plantin-Moretus Museum and City Prints Gallery (Antwerp), and now manages Singing4Health’s memory events and everything related to musical memories.