Masterclass weekend retreat – Hosted by Frankie Armstrong & Kate Valentine



March  17th – 19th  2023

FOREST ROW – EAST SUSSEX – Residential at Emerson College
*Small number of day tickets available for local people – please inquire. 

£345 –
Payment includes all meals, snacks, accommodation, workshops and evening activities.

Spread the cost – Initial deposit payment of £90 followed by three further payments of £85 to be completed by 1st March 2023  (Further adjusted when 10% discount is applied)

Payment Instructions
– To guarantee your place, pay the deposit.
– Select between “Pay Deposit” or “Pay Full Amount” and add to basket
– Final payment will be due 17 days prior to the Masterclass weekend.
– Monthly payment plans are set up with Julia in the office, once you have paid your deposit, please be in contact ASAP to set up your direct debit agreement.

Refund policy
A 25% cancellation fee will be retained for masterclass cancellations made in writing prior to 28 days of the retreat date. Fees are non-refundable after that date. Less than 17 days before the retreat date your deposit is not refundable.

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March 17th – 19th  residential 2023 

Your Retreat Weekend includes:

  • Single room accommodation.
  • Delicious catered meals, tea and snacks from Friday evening to Sunday Lunch time.
  • Inspiring and interactive workshops by Frankie Armstrong and Kate Valentine Friday 5pm – Sunday 3pm.
  • Deep – soulful evening singing .
  • A biographical life-story evening with Frankie Armstrong.
  • Stunning surroundings and beautiful gardens of Emerson College.
  • Superior quality experiential learning and CPD for singing facilitators.

Friday 5 pm – Sunday 3 pm

Frankie Armstrong and Kate Valentine:

This weekend masterclass is an interactive, experiential, live, weaving of your singing history with your passion and purpose to share songs, enabling you to step into your own, fullest and most natural voice-leadership.

What makes a great leader?

What makes you a great leader?

How can you come to know your own gifts?

The weaving of your gifts together with your passions is where the power is; the power to inspire and lead others into their own voices and singing lives.

This weekend is less about giving you skills and techniques and much more about meeting yourself through the art of singing. (You will of course pick up lot’s of skills too!)

We aim to inspire you to dive much further and deeper into your lives as song-sharer and artists, perhaps even absolutely claiming these identities for the first time!

Frankie Armstrong is a living legend! Singer, song writer, author, vocal activist, social worker and inspirational founder/leader of the natural voice network. Frankie has inspired many thousands of people over decades, into their voices.
Over lockdown, Frankie and Kate formed a wonderful new friendship.
Kate Valentine is registered nurse and founder of Singing Mamas, a national non-profit for maternal well-being. Bringing singing groups to local communities and to the NHS on social prescription. Kate leads leaders. Kate shows her new singing mamas leader recruits just what they are made of!
… Frankie, with her 80+ years on this Earth.. through mentorship…has shown Kate just what she’s made of.
Together they will share with you as much as time will allow.
A very special weekend masterclass retreat in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex

March 17-18th 2023


From Frankies website:

For thousands of years, our ancestors sang to accompany work, devotion, seasonal rituals and social gatherings – to express joy, grief, rage, tenderness, hope and fear. All these emotions can be given full range through the power and beauty of the voice.

To help unlock this, Frankie uses a range of gentle movements and exercises to help relax and free the body and voice. She focuses on how to involve the whole body – to give rise to the voice from the feet on up. She uses chants and songs from around the world, along with simple structures to create vocal ‘events’.


About Kate Valentine

Kate is a registered nurse who has grown and developed the Singing Mamas movement for over a decade, reaching thousands of women. She is gifted in nurturing people, noticing the unique gifts in each woman, teasing them out, allowing people to feel their worth, find their voice and take their place as a leader.

Frankie says about Kate:

“I have known of her pioneering role with Singing Mamas. That makes us both pioneering vocal songstresses.
We are so in tune when it comes to what meaning voice and song is for us and how this is totally interwoven with our values.  I feel her to have such wisdom born of self-awareness born of life’s losses and celebrations and to feel that she spreads compassion in her personal and professional life.
We feel to be soul sisters and will have the joy of meeting in March.”

Kate says about Frankie:

“Finding myself as a leader of leaders – Founder of the Singing Mamas network  – I knew that I needed to sit at Frankie’s feet, learn about leadership through getting to know the woman who has inspired so many thousands with her voice.
I have not only found a supreme leadership mentor, but also a friend.
Frankie’s offering to the world of music and voice is so utterly natural and so perfectly within reach of all who are lucky enough to be near her. “


About this Singing Mamas offer:

Singing Mamas is a national non-profit movement for maternal well-being.
Across the UK our members offer community groups, support spaces and on-prescription singing groups to women. We gather regularly to share our work with each other, to connect deeper to the practice of group singing and to our voices.

We offer singing retreats and family festivals to bring about celebration and we are thrilled to be hosting this very special masterclass weekend – open to all.

Frankie Armstrong and Kate Valentine are pioneers in their work. They break ground. They are both in service to the cause of supporting others into their voices, into music, into the arts and into leadership. They share a passion to awaken each human to the truth that we are all gifted musicality, artistry and creativity at birth. They inspire with their own life stories and their extraordinary drive in their world of song work.


This Masterclass has limited places.

£345 – All inclusive retreat.

*Spread the cost with a payment plan – £90 deposit followed by 3 x payments of £85

Please advise at time of booking if you require a payment schedule and Julia in the office will arrange this for you.

We look forward to singing with you soon!


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