What the Soul Singers community says
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 at us!
soul singers has been amazing for me and my children. we started going to sessions back in the summer and MJ and the group helped me during an extremely bad period of depression and anxiety. I’ve made friends with people I never would have met before and these friendships have grown so that we check in on each other regularly and just generally help keep each other going. During lockdown, the weekly coffee and chat meets on a Monday have helped so much, just seeing other friendly faces, sharing ideas and knowing I’m not alone during this difficult time has really helped. When I’ve been able to join in with singing, it’s been amazing and I look forward to it so much! MJs positivity is infectious and she is so passionate about Soul Singers it shines through in all she does. She is an incredible person who I feel very privileged to have met and have in my life. I don’t think she has any idea how much she does to help so many people xxx
Although I’ve only made it to a few sessions MJ and the other ladies always make me feel really welcome. I thoroughly recommend this group to any mum who enjoys singing in any capacity, it’s just fun to gather with others who like to sing, with no pressure to get it pitch perfect. It’s really relaxed with the kids too, if I need to feed or change them, it’s no problem, they have toys to play with, my baby & toddler have both been able to amuse themselves/ enjoyed watching us sing. Singing is also really great for your mental health, especially communal singing, it connects you to others & makes you feel good. My two year old loves it too & sometimes joins in, she kept singing ‘fire’ for a full 2-3 weeks after the first session we went to (It was ‘Girl on Fire’ by Alicia Keys). Thanks MJ for running a fun & really beneficial group for mums. ?
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.
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
I’ve attended this group for a couple of weeks now and have to say I love it! MJ keeps it very relaxed, there’s no judgement if baby is crying, needs a feed, nappy change or whatever. There are always toys to keep the children occupied and most of the time they’re happy just watching us sing.
It’s amazing what singing for an hour can do for your own mind and mental state as well as for your children. Thanks MJ for telling me about this group and recommending I try it out, I’m glad I did!!
I’ve attended MJ’s soul singers class since my boy was 6 weeks old. He is now 10 months. The group is amazing and we love it. I would go every day if it was on that much. MJ makes you feel super relaxed and there is no pressure to be an amazing singer. The babies are happy and entertained and the singing really makes any worries or stress go away. I really enjoy it and wish it would last longer. Recommend it to anyone with babies who loves to sing. Great variety of music. I have enjoyed musicals week the most and also loved Queen week. Great fun also had around Christmas learning some Carol’s and classics. 5*****!
I really appreciate as a new mummy doing something for me but that my little Evie is also entertained at. I love singing and it really makes me feel happier and more positive. It can initially be nerve wracking singing in front of others but MJ makes you feel really relaxed and comfortable. There’s alot of variety of songs we sing- I’ve enjoyed some rock and acapella so far. would definitely recommend it to other parents and their little ones ?