Workshops & Other projects

Hummingbirds voice and harmony workshops and other projects

A choir singing led by Rowan Godel

Rowan specialises in vocal harmony arrangement and offers voice and harmony singing workshops.

Rowan says:
“Singing together is a wonderful thing.”
As well as being a fun thing to do it has many health benefits too. I offer harmony singing and voice workshops which can be tailored to your needs and abilities -see below.

I trained with Frankie Armstrong and Sarah Harman and am a member of the Natural Voice Network. Website:

I teach by ear so there’s no need to read music or be experienced. You just need to want to have a go!”

Upcoming workshops with Rowan:

Hummingbirds Uplifting Harmony Singing Workshop

Sat 1st Feb 11am – 4.30pm – Warmington Village Hall, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1BX

1st Feb 2020: Hummingbirds Harmony Singing Workshop

Chase away those January blues! Come and be uplifted with this one day harmony singing workshop. Learn to sing simple songs in harmony in a relaxed and welcoming environment.I teach by ear so need to read music and no experience necessary.  Just come and join the fun ! Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Bring your own lunch or food to share. £20 per person. To book email:

19th to 21st July, Newcastle on Clun.

Summer Singing Weekend with NVN practitioners Sue Harris, Polly Bolton, Ros Thomas, Penny Vincent and Rowan Godel.
For more info see below or contact Penny Vincent

Rowan Godel summer singing weekend 2019

Coming next – join me in Warmington, Oxfordshire on Sunday 18th August for an uplifting one day harmony singing workshop:

Hummingbird Voice Workshop Rowan Godel

I also offer one day harmony singing workshops. Please contact me via the link below to discuss and book.

Wedding-Hen “do’s”

Would you like to do something different before your big day ? Sing with your female friends ! It’s a great way to honour your friendships together and have a lot of fun too!

Book here

Singing in the work place

Been stuck at your desk all day ? I offer lunch time or after work harmony singing sessions for 1hr. Release all that tension and sing it away!

Book here

What people say

Theatre reviews – Folk Opera “Rouse Ye Women”
“Rowan Godel’s “Bird,” was beautifully observed. She played the character impeccably including accent, dialect and innocence the women had back then. One warms to this heroine early on and Ms. Godel’s playing is a delight. Her singing is also so effortless yet thoughtful. Enchanting.”
Read the full review here:

“Rowan is simply one of the best singers I have ever worked with.“
John Jones – Singer / writer / musician (Oysterband)

“I’ve worked with Rowan on various projects and it’s always been a joy. Yes, she has a gorgeous voice – but importantly she also has a great attitude to getting stuck in, to learning, and to making sure she does what needs doing. A proper work ethic, a valuable ear for experimentation and improvisation, and an easygoing temperament. Singing with a smile on her face! “
Boff Whalley – Musician (Chumbawumba), play wright, activist

“Rowan Godel is one of those singers who manages to nail a song straight away with no apparent effort. She is not only possessed of an angelic voice, but also fine musicianship and an easy going personality… It has been my privilege to work with her on six CD albums and many live festival and tour appearances, always a reliable and easy going friend and colleague.”
Ray Cooper – Musician (aka Chopper – Oysterband)

About work with Billy Cowie:
Edge of Nowhere/Under Flat Sky is a ravishing double bill choreographed by Billy Cowie. The sheer beauty of Under Flat Sky is breathtaking: a visual projection designed by German artist Silke Mansholt and vocals by Rowan Godel are all part of an entrancing whole.”
Stephanie Green – The Skinny Sep 2015

About work with Billy Cowie:
Under Flat Sky, conceived and choreographed by Billy Cowie merges music, pictures, poetry, story and dance into an organic whole, measured and meditative. The singing of Rowan Godel creates an atmosphere of magical dreamlike suspension.
Susanna Battisti – Fogli e Parole d’Arte 27 July 2016

“ We found Rowan’s Hummingbirds Workshop friendly and fun… Our experience of singing in a choir is limited but Rowan’s excellent teaching methods and warm personality gave us confidence…  The day was well organised but very relaxed, and whatever your level of skill and experience, you felt that Rowan was taking care of you personally.  Highly recommended ! ”

Pauline and Robin from Gloucestershire

“I love coming to Rowan’s singing workshops… her passion about the sound she is creating with us is infectious… we are free to be bold and brave in our singing; she makes makes us feel completely safe. She’s that good”. 

Nic from Evesham

“ Brilliant … It was great fun. I loved the variety of the songs and the way, as a group, you helped us explore the boundaries of what our voices could each do… Now, I really see how singing is good for our health and wellbeing… Your workshops should be prescribed on the NHS. I’m still buzzing ! ”

Alex via email. 

“These are not your average singing workshops. I’ve tried a few, from scary formal ‘you must read music’ groups to raucous rock choirs. Rowan’s are refreshingly different. If you want to improve your singing skills and have lots of fun while learning all kinds of harmony songs ‘by ear’ from all over the world (and some penned by Rowan) then these are the ones to come to. 

Rowan makes her workshops a welcoming, encouraging space to spend a few hours. There’s plenty of tea and cakes too. All you need is enthusiasm. Give it a go, you’ll be uplifted. “

Rachel from Somerset