Thula Mama

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Photo: Aline David

 

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At present I run this class at: (updated Nov 2019)

Sutton House E9 on Monday mornings at 11am,
Lordship Eco Hub N17 at 2pm on Monday afternoons
Mothers Hub in Walthamstow E17 at 10 am and 11:15am on Wednesday mornings
The Maynard Arms N8 at 10:45 on Friday mornings (starting December 6th 2019 with free coffee before the class and 20% discount on lunch afterwards)

Classes usually continue during school holidays.  Sign up to my mailing list to receive notifications.

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Thula Mama is an informal choir I run for parents and parents to be.  We sing simple songs from around the world in easy to grasp harmonies. Rounds, chants and lullabies. No experience is necessary. Both the sound of a mother’s or father’s voice and the frequencies created by harmony singing are proven to be incredibly soothing for babies, starting from when they’re in the womb. The class has also proven to be a nourishing experience for new parents and a lovely chance to meet others at the same stage as you. This class is ideal for ‘bumps to twelve months’ or until your baby can still be held and fed. I started running it when I was six months pregnant with my second baby and loved it so much that I carried on when she got too big to run it with me!

Please note these classes can fill up. I advise you turn up 10 minutes before the class is due to start.

Listen: Bright Morning Star

Listen: Ola Mama

Photo: Tato Fonseca

Along with all my other projects I wanted to make more music accessible to people who might not otherwise hear it.  When I discovered Helen Yeomans’ franchise this seemed like the perfect thing to do while I was busy being a mother.  Both my son and daughter love the songs.

I have discovered that the mixture of my choral training at university and my experience as a piano teacher has meant that teaching a choir has come very naturally to me.