Holiday Tutor: Maya Waldman
Maya is a creative and experienced community musician who teaches with great skill and warmth. Her teaching is infused with humour and support for the singers which helps them feel safe and free.
Before moving to Carmarthenshire Maya worked for 6 years in London. In addition to two weekly community choirs she worked on a variety of projects with a range of groups, spanning from music for early years, to singing with people experiencing homelessness.
Maya worked extensively in health settings, running Singing for Breathing sessions at The Royal Brompton Hospital and Womb Song singing workshops for pregnant women at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Since settling in West Wales she has really enjoyed pouring her love and creativity into two very successful choirs Sweet Harmony and Preseli Voices, helping to nurture a supportive and harmonically enriching community of people. Maya and her choirs have held fundraising concerts and performed at local festivals.
Since 2020 Maya has been facilitating Shakti Sings choir, holding space for singing at the Summer and Winter solstice at Stonehenge and leading the Shakti singers at music festivals. Maya is passionate about circle singing (as made famous by Bobby McFerrin) and loves to bring rhythm games and vocal improvisation into her groups and workshops.