Tutor: Celia Webb
As a Member of the Natural Voice Network since its founding, Celia believes passionately in creating non-judgemental supportive spaces for people to experience letting out the voice they have, their ‘Natural Voice’ – joining with others, and realising what an incredible, moving, joyful, powerful, harmonious sound they can make!
Over 20 years of leading all kinds of voice work has confirmed her belief that vocalising, creativity and song should be accessible to all regardless of musical ability or experience. She creates a supportive group where people can relax, connect, and experience singing as a wonderful inclusive and accessible activity. She teaches by ear and creates ways for anyone to participate in glorious harmony singing without any need for previous musical knowledge or skill. She currently runs two permanent, inclusive community choirs. The latest choir, the Llandaff Community choir has been a great success since its relaunch in 2023.
“She brings a blend of depth, focus and light-heartedness to her singing teaching, always aiming for an uplifting of the body and soul using her inventive warm-ups and extraordinary and glorious harmony songs from all over the world. The joy takes care of itself as the group quickly generates an atmosphere of mutual support and care, usually amidst much hilarity” – FA
Celia also runs one-off workshops such as ‘Singing for the Terrified’, Seasonal Celebrations like Wassails, Caroling and ‘Wild Singing’, ‘Age Positive Singing’, and Singing for Well-being. She also teaches private pupils, and has run Natural Voice sessions for established choirs, voice technique for theatre and performance including circus; and she offers highly effective corporate team-building and voice care with business and charity professionals.
“It was easy to relax and feel completely supported by your expertise” – GG
As a member of the Sing for Water Cardiff team, Celia has been a part of organising huge massed choir Sing For Water concerts in Cardiff Bay in 2015 and 2017 (watch this space for the next event!) Thus far, raising well over £75k for projects with WaterAid.
In 2014 Celia began leading annual singing holidays and teaching regularly abroad in Bavaria and more recently also on a boat in the Mediterranean. She has led singing groups at the famously hospitable Maison Anglaise in Morocco since 2016.
“Once again I had a complete blast! .. your flexible approach was spot on, this ensured that you met the needs of the group. I will definitely join you again!” – JF