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Thread #98253 Message #1945311
Posted By: GUEST,Northerner
23-Jan-07 - 07:40 AM
Thread Name: Relearning instruments after a stroke
Subject: RE: Relearning instruments after a stroke
I didn't sing for years owing to medical problems. I had a rare condition affecting my sinuses - an enormous cyst growing there. Eventually I had the darn thing removed, and a good thing too as it could have killed me eventually. Took a year to recover from surgery.
I had thought I would never sing in a folk club again. Started back the easy way by storytelling, then went on beginners' singing courses. Now I'm a singing AND storytelling!!! Amateur at the moment but am now doing voluntary work with my performing arts skills. I have one meeting later today at a school and one tomorrow at a hospice, to discuss voluntary programmes with them. At the weekend I travel down to Devon to a masterclass with Hugh Lupton, and in February it's down to Shropshire for another masterclass. Eventually I hope to go professional and earn an income again...
Good luck to the orginal poster!!