A NEWTOWN theatre has been running online singing classes to help people through the coronavirius crisis.

The Hafren has been offering the innovative ‘Singing and Rhythm Classes’ from the comfort of participants’ homes.

Every weekday morning from 10am, Charlotte Woodford of Lifebulb tunes in to the Zoom conferencing app to bring a full 20 minute music session using playful games and singing.

Teaching by Lifebulb,is a Hafren community initiative with funding from Arts Council Wales and has proved to be a big hit with participants

Diana Bryan said: “Charlotte I would just like to say how much I enjoyed your virtual singing class this morning.

“At this present time life is extremely difficult as I have a son with mental health issues living with me and there is not much to smile about at the moment.

“Being a positive person by nature it is so difficult dealing with a family member that is so low.

“Your class brought a big smile to my face and I enjoyed the interaction and seeing other people online smiling and having fun. I am hoping to learn to sing too which will be an added bonus as I have always been told not to sing! So a big challenge for me. Keep up the great work you are doing Charlotte in supporting your local community.”

The lessons allow participates to learn to read music and use your skills on any instrument, helping coordination, giving you a full brain workout and a lot of fun.

Complete beginners are welcome to participate. Sessions take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for younger children and Tuesday and Thursday for older children and adults.

Steve Page said: “Fun musicality session this morning at 10am with Charlotte. Highly recommended for anyone who is able to drop in for 20 minutes.”

Stephanie Foster added: “Fun session. Come join us everyone! It’s a great way to give your brain a good workout and see some friendly faces during these difficult times.”

To take part log on to Zoom and join in: https://zoom.us/j/492109664