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Mindfulness for singers: The effects of a targeted mindfulness course on learning vocal technique

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 June 2015

Anne-Marie L. Czajkowski
School of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT,,
Alinka E. Greasley
School of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT,,


This paper reports the development and implementation of a unique Mindfulness for Singers (MfS) course designed to improve singers' vocal technique. Eight university students completed the intervention. Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) scores showed general improvement across all five facets of mindfulness. Qualitative results showed benefits of daily mindfulness exercises on breathing, micro-muscular awareness, vocal tone, text communication and problem solving. Exercises also positively affected teacher/pupil relationships, concentration and focus in lessons and practice. Teachers identified six of the eight participants in a blind controlled study indicating that vocal students at any level would benefit greatly from a mindfulness course as a holistic intervention.

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