Singing for Health

Fine Voice Academy is committed to singing for health. We believe in the benefits of singing for healthy minds and bodies and there is plenty of evidence to support this. For this reason, we have dedicated a page to some interesting research and news stories.

The Fine Voice Ethos

Fine Voice Academy interviewed by That’s Solent TV, 25th October 2016

Better Mental Health Through Singing – And More!

“Singing can boost your mental health” Watch this NHS Video

Melody Modulates Choir Members´Heart Rate

“Choir singing is known to promote well being” Björn Vickhoff -Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sweden

Music Improves Mathematical Skills and General IQ

However, contrary to previous research, the group that showed the largest enhancement of IQ was the singing group, not the keyboard group ” by, Marie Forgeard, Andrea Norton, Gottfried Schlaug Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Can singing make me healthier?

“It’s been scientifically proven that it is good for your health: from getting more oxygen into the blood, to increasing the flow of feelgood hormones and improving mental health.”

The impact of group singing on mood, coping, and perceived pain

” The results of this study suggest that active singing may have some benefits, in terms of enhancing active coping” – The University of Sydney

Singing Changes Your Brain

“The elation may come from endorphins, a hormone released by singing, which is associated with feelings of pleasure. Or it might be from oxytocin, another hormone released during singing, which has been found to alleviate anxiety and stress. Oxytocin also enhances feelings of trust and bonding, which may explain why still more studies have found that singing lessens feelings of depression and loneliness.” – Time

Singing is Good for your Body and Soul

“As scientists show that choir practice is healthier than yoga, Sarah Rainey (who does both) praises the power of song” – The Telegraph

The Neuroscience of Singing

“When we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative.”