Natalie Brown  

  Professional singer and vocal tutor  

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"One good thing about music: when it hits you, you feel no pain"

                                                                                       Bob Marley

 

Natalie performs a variety of shows at care homes around Birmingham and the West Midlands, and has also provided music workshops which offer residents the opportunity to express themselves and enhance their social experiences with others through music. Different genre performances can be booked, suited to the type of music of most interest to your residents. Performances available are:

Lady Sings Jazz - Natalie performs classic and popular jazz hits from the masters and divas of that genre, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Chet Baker, Etta James and many more.
Motown Madness! - Natalie performs all your favourite Motown and soul hits from the superstar artists and groups of the 60's and 70's such as The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, The Temptations, Martha and The Vandellas and more!
The Good Ol' Days - a trip down memory lane starting with 60's and 70's pop hits by British acts such as Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, The Beatles and Shirley Bassey, followed by reminiscent golden oldies and wartime songs by Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn and others. Always a hit, with many residents having a good sing along.

It's Christmas! - a festive show featuring classic jazz and traditional Christmas songs and plenty of upbeat Christmas party hits.  

Please note: all shows are 1 x 60 minutes performance length.

Deelands Hall case study:

Natalie worked with a small group of adults in their 50s and 60s with profound learning difficulties and disabilities for 13 months on a weekly-fortnightly basis during 2015-16. The music workshop lasted for 2 hours, starting with the group getting settled into their seats whilst background music is playing. The group would sing hello to each other with Natalie singing and playing the acoustic guitar, and then the activities commenced! Activities were simple, inclusive and planned with the aim of all group members having as much fun as possible, but also to encourage social interaction and feelings of achievement. Group members clapped hands, played percussion instruments and acted out hand movements during songs; some group members would even stand up to sing their favourite song/s to the rest of the group! Songs known to the group such as nursery rhymes and popular songs were sung together as a group too. An array of games were played such as musical bingo, picture/song card matching, musical statues and listening games. Carers were always present at each workshop to provide any care assistance and participate in the activities; fun for them too! There was also time for a tea break throughout which music played and Natalie would spend time talking, sining and dancing with the group members during this period which played a valuable part in building relationships with the group members.

 

Anya Care Home case study:

Natalie delivered a 1-hour singing and games workshop with 8 residents at Anya Care Home, Rugby. Residents played picture/song matching games, participated in a 'conducting' activity, sung songs and played percussion instruments. She was invited back for her Christmas performance.