Melody Mums is a relaxed choir for people taking care of children. Whether you are a new parent, parent to be or even a childminder; Melody Mums is a place where Mums, Dads, Carers, Grandparents or any member of the family can come along and enjoy themselves while the children play!
The children play together surrounded by the voices of their loved ones and many new friends as we sing uplifting, modern songs.
A unique group for you and your little one where you get time to feel good with the health benefits singing brings, as your child has the opportunity to socialise and soak up the sounds of the Melody Mums choir!
We are a friendly group, so you can rest assured you will be warmly welcomed with a relaxed approach to group singing. We don't do auditions, harmonies are there if you want to, and we sing without pressure!
"Melody Mums provides the perfect opportunity to be creative and mix with other local mums who are going through the same massive life change at the same time as you".
What is Melody Mums?
A fun, sociable singing group for grown-ups, but your children come too! It's time for you with no need for childcare.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your singing skills with a highly qualified singing teacher. You will enjoy singing as you find a new way to bond with your child, make new friends and feel uplifted whilst singing together in a relaxed environment.
We sing just about anything! This includes a variety of popular hits from across the decades! All songs are taught with two part harmony, so whether you enjoy singing harmonies or sticking to the tune, it's your choice!
Melody Mums is an opportunity to sing for anyone who may find choirs or singing groups difficult to attend due to childcare commitments.
Lyrics are available at each session, so you don't need to learn songs outside of the sessions. We don't hold auditions and all abilities are completely welcome.
You don't need to have any previous singing experience as songs are learned by listening and copying within the session.
It won't be long before you feel confident so you'll be singing, laughing and making new friends too!
Melody Mums fis created for or fun and for friendship.
Music saves us.
We all have a song that ignites a spark from deep inside. This is a group where you get to find that spark each week, singing and socialising - boosting your confidence and helping you feel an important part of something great!
Thanks to funding from Wychavon Council Arts Development fund...
Membership is now FREE!
From September, Melody Mums will be on Mondays 10.15-11.15am
at WANDS Children's Centre (Droitwich)
Call 01905 827391
to book your (FREE) place
Melody Mums Term Dates
The Benefits of
Health Benefits of Singing
Singing is an exhilarating activity; a creative experience that improves mood by producing a hormonal high in the majority of participants. It encourages wellbeing by providing the opportunity for self-expression and is a great way to release emotional and physical tensions.
Physical Benefits of Singing
Singing improves your posture:
To get the best out of your voice you need to be standing or sitting correctly. So with time, good posture will become a habit!
Singing is a workout:
Singing can be an excellent form of exercise, especially postpartum.
Singing strengthens the immune system:
According to research, singing boosts the immune system
Singing helps with sleep:
Experts believe singing can help strengthen throat and palate muscles, which helps stop snoring and sleep apnea.
Psychological & Emotional Benefits of Singing
Singing is a natural anti-depressant:
Singing is known to release endorphins, the feel-good brain chemical.
Singing lowers stress levels:
Singing releases stored muscle tension and decreases the levels of a stress hormone, cortisol, in your bloodstream.
Singing improves mental alertness:
Improved blood circulation and an oxygenated bloodstream allow more oxygen to reach the brain. This improves mental alertness, concentration, and memory.
Social Benefits of Singing
Singing can widen your circle of friends:
There’s a natural level of intimacy involved in singing together, so the bonds you form with those you sing with can be profound.
Singing boosts your confidence:
The cognitive stimulation of learning new music offers a challenging and worthwhile activity, helping to keep the mind active, giving many participants a great sense of achievement.
Singing broadens communication skills:
Brain scans have proven that when we hear singing, the language center in the brain lights up. Singing to babies helps prepare their brains for language. Singing to your child (and with your child when they are able) is also incredible for building the bond between you.
Melody Mums and post-natal depression (PND)
Melody Mums draws on pioneering research carried out in 2016 by Royal College of Music and Imperial College.
The research found weekly engagement in singing classes for women with PND:
Results show that participation in such an intervention can lead to a 41% reduction in symptoms of PND and a recovery in 73% of mothers who take part.
Provides singing 'tools' for calming babies that help mothers feel more in control and capable.
Increases self-esteem and confidence in mothers through the learning of a new skill.
Supports mother-infant bonding, which can be adversely affected by PND. The negative impact can otherwise be detrimental long-term to the health of both mother and child.
Helps women to meet others. This reduces social isolation and enhances social support networks. This is significant in that most treatment pathways generally serve women individually.
Reduces stress and enhances wellbeing.