Evidence – The positive impact of singing

Singing for Mental Wellbeing

When we sing, the body has an actual chemical response which makes us feel better. We release endorphins – giving us that ‘feel good’ factor, oxytocin – the hormone released when we hug, which helps with social bonding and Dopamine – linked to that shiver-down-the-spine feeling. Singing has also been shown to reduce the body’s level of Cortisol – the stress hormone.

Singing for mental health & wellbeing; Sidney De Haan

Can singing in a choir make me healthier?; BBC

Choral Singing & Psychological wellbeing; Journal of Applied Arts & Health

The Psychological Benefits of Participating in group singing for members of the general public; Edith Cowan University 

Singing for Cancer

Singing modulates mood, stress, cortisol, cytokine & neuropeptide activity in cancer patients; ecancer medical science

Singing for Breathing

Singing for Lung Health; Primary Care Respiratory Medicine

General Wellbeing

Music, Singing & Wellbeing; What Works Wellbeing

What you can learn from being in a choir; Huffington Post

The health benefits of singing; Gramophone

Singing Changes Your Brain