improving quality
by all singing together

The award-winning ‘Singing 4 Breathing’ group was set up in 2015 by James Wyatt, an Occupational Therapist, who was studying the benefits of singing for people with respiratory conditions

James started the first group in Northampton and the number of singers has now risen to about 65 people who attend the weekly sessions. Groups in Corby and Wellingborough soon followed and now the Singing 4 Breathing group has about 150+ members.

Soon after starting, James teamed up with Chris Startup a local musician who facilitates the group. Chris has a lot of experience, having been trained by the British Lung Foundation and he incorporates breathing exercises and singing into each session.
In August 2017, Singing 4 Breathing expanded again, and we now also offer the only harmonica class in the UK
designed especially for people with respiratory conditions.

The group now runs popular weekly Singing 4 Breathing and Harmonica 4 Breathing online sessions,
and new face to face sessions.


James Wyatt

Occupational Therapist,
director and founder of Singing 4 Breathing

Chris Startup

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter,
performer& group leader

Louise SmitH


Singing 4 Breathing for breathing is reliant on the many amazing volunteers who give up their time and enthusiasm to help make this happen. If you would like to volunteer for Singing 4 Breathing please get in touch, your help is very much appreciated.


The Singing 4 Breathing choir has gone from strength to strength in an incredibly short time, performing live across the county in numerous venues form theaters such as the Royal & Derngate in Northampton to shopping centers and even recording for the NHS.

The choir features COPD sufferers who originally joined a Singing 4 Breathing class to help make a difference to their condition.
The choir is truly an inspiration and testament to the benefits and powers of singing for people suffering with lung conditions.


Meet, chat and sing & play …it’s good for you!

Get in touch

For further information or any questions you may have about our classes or about getting involved
with Singing 4 Breathing, please call: 07815 963 173‬. Or click below to email us.

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