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Mindfulness for Singers (MfS)

About the Authors


Anne-Marie Czajkowski


Anne-Marie became a singing teacher and performer after leaving post-graduate vocal studies at the Royal College of Music. Since then she has become a mindfulness practitioner, studying with York MBSR, Breathworks for Pain and Illness (Leeds) and the Mental Health Foundation. She has done mindfulness teacher training with the British Mindfulness Institute and gained teacher training experience and mentoring from the Staff Counselling services at the University of Leeds. She gained her PhD at the University of Leeds studying the effects of mindfulness on musicians and developing the Mindfulness for Singers course. Anne-Marie also has 20+ years vocal teaching experience from nervous beginners and those with learning difficulties up to University first study and Diploma standard students. She runs a lively singing teaching practice privately and at Garforth Academy and is currently a Teaching Fellow on the MA Music Psychology, and MMus Performance courses at Leeds University, and a trainer for Vocal Health Education.

Alinka Greasley


Alinka is Associate Professor in Music Psychology, School of Music, University of Leeds where she teaches music psychology at all levels, and leads the MA Applied Psychology of Music. Her research interests focus on the role of music in people’s lives, with particular expertise in music listening behaviour, musical preferences, and more recently musician’s health and well-being. Her latest project, funded by the AHRC, explores the music listening behaviour of people with hearing impairments ( She is a violinist, pianist and DJ, and also has interests in electronic dance music culture and DJ performance practice.

Michael Allis

PhD, MMus, BMus, DipRCM, LTCL, HonARAM

Mike is Professor of Musicology at the University of Leeds where he is the ProgrammeManager for the MMus in Performance. A former student at the Royal College of Music (where he studied cello and piano), he has published several books, chapters, articles and editions in the areas of 19th- and early 20th-century British Music, interdisciplinary studies of music and literature, performance, reception and sketch studies. In 2018 he was the recipient of the C.B. Oldman Award (given by theInternational Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres) for his bookGranville Bantock’s Letters to William Wallace and Ernest Newman, 1893-1921:‘Our new dawn of modern music’.

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