About the Group
The group will allow you to share music with others in a fun, no pressure environment. People listen to music for many different reasons, it can help you connect to your emotions as well as other people. Music is the one universal thing that connects us all around the world. We hope this group will connect you with others, enhance your wellbeing and develop your confidence.
Here are some of the benefits you might experience from joining the group:
- Reduce stress
- Connect with emotions
- Improve memory
- Improve motivation
- Meet new people/build friendships
- Improve breathing
- Have fun
Come along and join our free Online Choir Group which takes place every Thursday from 20th April to 15th June from 5pm - 6pm.
Target Audience: Autistic people and their families in Scotland, all ages and abilities welcome!
This group is open to all ages, however if your child is under the age of 18, they must be registered using a parent/guardian's email address. Children under the age of 16 should have an adult present during the session. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 12 people.
Claire Ritchie has worked with Scottish Autism for 20 years and currently manages our Chrysalis Day Opportunity. Claire initiated Scottish Autism’s Central Area Services Musical Theatre Group for individuals with autism six years ago and has supported the group to perform a variety of unique annual Musicals as well as holding winter choir sessions.
Claire has a love of music. She joined a choir from a young age from which her love of music has grown. She has written several original songs over the past few years and enjoys playing the piano and drums. At home she has two daughters who both share her love of music. Claire’s eldest daughter was recently diagnosed with autism and music has given her the confidence and ability to express her emotions. Music has always been an integral part of Claire's life and her goal is to help others see how important music is to all.
How to book
This is Block 9 of the Online Choir Group
Time: 5pm to 6pm
Date: 8th June 2023
Please note when you register for the group you have the option to book all sessions in the block, alternatively you can pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend.
Maximum number of attendees: 12
Please email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Host in our short video
Claire describes what you can expect when you join the Thursday evening Choir Group.