The Stones Barn experience
What can you expect from a course at Stones Barn?
As part of our mission to make the Barn a safe environment to express yourself vocally, we have not allowed the casual use of electronic devices for filming and recording whilst courses are on. This meant that people had to take a big leap of faith booking on to a course, not knowing what was in store. So we had the wonderful Flashlight Films come in for a day and capture what was happening and now it is a mystery no more! We hope you enjoy it. Please also take a look at our FAQs page for answers to more queries and get in touch with our Emma if you have any questions
Maddy Prior's 
Mission Statement
The Science of Voice
The Perfect Space
Maddy Prior has been a recording artist and live performer for over 50 years. As well as her wealth of experience in these contexts, she brings her Music and Humanities diploma and skills and knowledge from her intensive three year training for her diploma in Singing Teaching with The Complete Vocal Institute in Denmark. Her daughter Rose-Ellen Kemp spent a decade as a recording and live artist whilst building up her singing teaching skills at Stones Barn and is currently in her fourth and final year of a Speech and Language Therapy degree at Newcastle University.
We are passionate about cultivating a safe and non-judgmental environment to support you as you explore your voice and enjoy singing new songs and leaning new techniques. It is the perfect place to express yourself vocally, surrounded by beautiful countryside with no technological distractions. In many ways it resembles a retreat much more than just a course. View our testimonials page to see what others said about the experience...
We at Stones Barn believe that everyone can sing and singing should never be discouraged because voice work (especially in a group) has been shown to have significant health, well-being and social benefits. Singing seems to always be attached to a judging panel of late and we think that this is strange and unhelpful. Therefore, it has been our mission to create the perfect space where singing is enjoyable, inclusive, not at all scary and free from judgement.
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