For Carole Miller who leads our Hebridean Harmony Singing group, music comes first every time There’s an old Zimbabwean saying – If you can walk, you can dance and if you can talk, you can sing! Carole believes that it’s never too late to start singing – the only necessary skill is that you want to have a go! There are no judgements at an HH Session – only laughter and fun.

When she was only 16, she was accepted onto the BA Music Performance course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Now the Royal Conservatoire Scotland) and graduated from there to pursue a career mainly performing, teaching, coaching, examining and adjudicating. Since successfully completing an MA Psychology for Musicians at Sheffield University, she has become very interested in using music in health settings (her dissertation was on using music to help pain control).

She was delighted to learn about the scientifically proven benefits of singing and to be given the chance to use the science to guide the participants in Hebridean Harmony. Recent research projects have included helping compile a toolkit for mental health inclusivity in singing groups, (www.singingsidebyside.co.uk/) and being part of the podcasts for the Singing for Health Scotland where health practitioners and singing group leaders talk about the science and actuality of singing for health. Hebridean Harmony – changing the world one song at a time!