Sarah Summers is a choir leader and Vocal Health First Aider based in Swindon. As a leader of community choirs, her work is largely informed by her training in Vocal Health.
Working with a choir of Unpaid Carers’ in her locality, Sarah has recently researched this specific community to explore how she can best cater for their needs as singers.
Sarah also leads a choir of staff and retired employees of The Great Western Hospitals Trust. She enjoys getting to know each choir community so that she can tailor her work appropriately.
Studying Vocal Health on the MA Voice Pedagogy pathway has given Sarah the opportunity to gain deeper insight into current research as well as gain knowledge from other professionals in the field.
Sarah has worked as an accompanist and Musical Director on local amateur theatre projects as well as teaching piano to private students.
As a singing teacher, she works with adults to ensure healthy singing and build confidence.
Sarah's research topics include emotional health and group singing, with a focus on the role of the choir leader.