Rowena Whitehead’s passion is to create a sense of community and connection through singing and to enable people to develop their vocal skills and confidence, whatever their previous singing experience.
Rowena is a skilled facilitator and teacher with twenty years of experience as a voice teacher, singing leader, choir director and large scale community music events organiser. She is well known throughout the UK and beyond for her relaxed and engaging approach to enabling singing with groups of all sizes, ages and abilities.
In 2004 , Rowena set up Talking in Tune the Cambridge Community Music Charity. She has set up and led various community singing ventures in Cambridge including Women of Note and Good Vibrations Community Choir which she co-founded with Sue Parlby. She regularly leads workshops at Westcott College, Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University and leads one off workshops, singing leader training workshops and residential singing courses and singing holidays throughout the UK and beyond in woodlands, streets, meadows, castles, hotels, yurts, boats and wherever she can really! She has led many large scale singing ventures, such as directing the 120 voice Fire Choir to sing on stage with the Olympic Flame to Cambridge in front of 40,000 people in 2012 and the Cycle of Songs project to celebrate arrival of the Tour de France in Cambridge in 2014.
She currently performs in vocal and instrumental group No Strings Attached and the acappella ensemble the Chalk Circle Collective.
Rowena leads regular weekly singing workshops and is the director of ReSound acappella choir. She also teaches individuals and small groups and runs team building through singing workshops at conferences and corporate events.
Rowena often leads and teaches on singing holidays, singing retreats and residential courses and teacher training courses for singing leaders throughout the UK and beyond.
She’s a founder member of the Natural Voice Network.