2015Bee’s passion is vocal harmonies and the incredible healing qualities engendered within this. She has trained with Frankie Armstrong, Darien Pritchard and Roz Walker in Natural Voicework and she has been a songwriter for many years.

Bee lives in Moretonhampstead on the edge of Dartmoor and has several choirs in the area. She is known for the workshops she runs at many of the summer events including Glastonbury and Buddhafield Festivals. She teaches her own material as well as songs written by living and practicing composers like Nickomo, Kirsty Martin, Helen Yeomans, Ali Burns and others, and also loves to teach beautiful, rhythmic African numbers and other material from around the world.

In her own music she touches on history, love, joy, heartache, spirituality, Dartmoor and much more. She teaches in a vibrant way, full of dynamic energy so that within a very short period of time people find themselves singing in more beautiful harmony than they could have imagined.

group-forest-col-2Bee creates a safe and harmonious environment encouraging improvisation if and when people feel ready, giving plenty of space for laughter (and tears if they happen too).

For bigger events she works with her son Ben who is a talented musician and guitarist with experience in group facilitation. They write songs together and sometimes more members of the family are involved too.

“Something I find so special about singing is that we carry our voice with us at all times and though some of us may not know it yet, we can all be uplifted though song. My own experience of singing is that it can have a positive impact that lasts beyond the elation you feel in the moment of harmony and I hope to share this in my workshops.”

“Singing is phenomenally good for your health. It releases endorphins which are the ‘feel good’ hormones sent around the body when you do things like exercise and sing in harmony. There has been plenty of research done pointing to how good singing is for the health and my experience is that this manifests in different ways. Part of it is the simple act of singing and breathing deeply, then there is the effect of harmony no matter how simple, it can make your body tingle and evoke emotion. Then there is the social contact – you are not forced to speak with the people you meet in a group who you may or may not know, so it is an easy way of being around people if you are shy. Often strong friendships are forged over the weeks of regularly meeting up and singing together.”