Get Vocal with Sheila McWhirter

I offer all things to do with voice and language - musical performance, English language skills deve

Operating as usual


Wee opportunity for winter warmers coming soon

Vocal Tai Chi | InsideOut Musician 11/10/2021

Vocal Tai Chi | InsideOut Musician

Vocal Tai Chi | InsideOut Musician Vocal Tai Chi asks: ‘where are you really, with your voice?’ Vocal Tai Chi helps you both expand and deeply relax into your voice, as if it were the very ground of your being, from where you may follow your own internal golden threads on a musical journey of your own making.

Photos from Get Vocal with Sheila McWhirter's post 14/06/2021

So, here we are in 2021. Time to just get on with all things voice and language. Face to Face classes may happen soon but, until then, we shall get together online. Watch this space for specific groups and classes and for more information. This will include:
English language learning for study, business or fun;
Voice and communication skills for personal and professional development;
Breathing and meditation skills for managing wellbeing and anxiety;
Coaching for creative portfolio development.
I am lucky enough to have a unique skills portfolio, developed over many (many, many 😂) years, with a definite golden thread running through all, that relates to creativity, connecting with people and using voice and language effectively. Time to block in some specifics and find my "people". Are you one of them? Give this post a like and share widely and encourage folk to contact me for tailor-made support.


New Logo. 🤯


So, first week of the three groups has passed!! By the third one - the tech and zoom gremlins and nerves were settling! 34 lovely, kind, up for having a go and patient people.


8 people in each timeslot so far - so 3 groups of forthcoming 4 week mindful singing pilots. So good. Still spaces. Pm me for details. Free but donations welcome.


Just to say, I will get back to all who are interested in The Singing Bowl, early next week. Names still coming in. If you are interested but have not emailed, to ensure I don't miss you - [email protected]


Back at desk and back at work preparation. Feels good to feel good. 🙏


A wee gift to yourself or for others for 2021? Please contact me for more information. I will share booking and payment links shortly.


Please consider this and / or please share
Ps. For a wee bit clarification.
You email me and tell me which track (s) you wish.
I send you a link to download the Mp3.
You do not have to tell me how much you are donating It can be as little as 50p for a track, a fiver for them all, whatever. It will all help!!!!
You can stick whatever you like in the fund anonymously. Or I can give you paypal or BACS. details.

Producers' Pool (Scotland) 201215 | Tue, 15th Dec | online, link will be sent the night before 14/12/2020

Producers' Pool (Scotland) 201215 | Tue, 15th Dec | online, link will be sent the night before

What is a Creative Producer?

"A creative producer makes things happen; they sit between the creative process and the operational process in a project, orchestrating ideas, resources, people and participants to turn the seed of an idea into reality. Creative producers shape the way that meaning is taken from the work".

Chris Grady is organising a Producer's Pool Scotland meeting online tomorrow. Self-producing Artists welcome.

As someone who has personally been instrumental in the role, as described above, of Creative Producer albeit small scale and community based, but had to check out the definition and remember this and who:

A) Has organised events, shows, conferences, festivals, arts projects, venues, programmes, gigs, etc etc

And B)
Is sick to death of playing small but struggle to realise my skills so much so that I hesitated to join this meeting

I have embraced the opportunity!!!
Join me?
A great opportunity

Goodness knows, as usual, the Creative Industries and people involved need, more than ever, to be connected, encouraged, mentored and supported.

I ain't Cameron Macintosh for sure, but let's do it!

Producers' Pool (Scotland) 201215 | Tue, 15th Dec | online, link will be sent the night before Following our inaugural discussions/meeting on 17th November we are delighted to begin monthly gatherings for Scotland based producers across all live artforms. Join us on Tue 15th December 6-8pm Producers' Pool has grown in 5 years from a small meet in a London pub to a cloud-based network of 550 i...

InsideOut Musician - supporting our musicians, organized by Liz Johnson 14/12/2020

InsideOut Musician - supporting our musicians, organized by Liz Johnson

The plan for the future continues successfully in spite if being deaf in one ear!!!!

I have successfully applied for a wee bursary towards courses offered by Inside Out Musician. Very easy process and open to all creative peeps meeting criteria. Perhaps you could spread the word? Or contribute to the fund for the future. Here is some info and the links.

"Each bursary allows you to book up to £120 for just £12. You must book all the classes at the same time with your one-off bursary code. You will also need to use the same email address that you used for your original application.

Bursary places will be reopening so that you can reapply in the future. We are fundraising to support this"
For course details follow the link to the website

InsideOut Musician - supporting our musicians, organized by Liz Johnson Keep live music alive! This GoFundMe will support our community of musicians… Liz Johnson needs your support for InsideOut Musician - supporting our musicians


Some nice comments about calendars coming in. I would love to hear any feedback!


Exclusive opportunity to download:

"Sheila McWhirter's Never Before Shared and Not for Sale and Never Will Be Commercially, Greatest Musical Covers".

Think -Eva Cassidy but before I am deid.
Watch out for further details!


Been a bit held back by bad ear infection but all systems go - the show must go on!

Calendars posted or being hand delivered, various learning opportunities will be shared shortly and fundraiser still active. Website to be sorted etc etc Please consider a wee donation if possible.


Well! Silly me! I wimped out and only ordered 50 as I was worried I would not sell them. If everyone who has reserved them completes the order then I have ONLY TWO left! Jings.

If I re-order them the price goes up from the printer as their discount doesn't apply and I would make no money unless they went up to £12. They are excellent quality and original Photos.

So, grab the remaining TWO! If you are unlucky in that, and would pay £12 for these exclusive babies, then please let me know asap and I will stick in an order. They are excellent quality and original Photos, EVEN IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF.


So, I have sent Private Messages to those who reserved a calendar(s). If you haven't got the details from me, then I may have missed you from my list. Please do get in touch to reserve your exclusive, groundbreaking one off copy. 😂

Photos from Get Vocal with Sheila McWhirter's post 03/12/2020

They are here! And they look great!!!! So glad. I will be in touch with those who have reserved already later today. Please do consider them for pressies if you haven't already. 9quid. Buy 4 get ANOTHER 1 free. # # #


Calendars arriving today. Fingers crossed they look like they do in the preview.


I put 20 quid, sent to me via paypal for the fundraiser, into it. Total stands at 398! That is 2/3rds of the cost of a year long study for a song therapy certificate! OR half the cost of my Natural Voice Practitioner accreditation! Every little helps! Mony a mickle macs a muckle. Thanks for your support!


A big St Andrew's day thank you to all supporters. I aim to thank folk directly as soon as I get the information but until I do that or if you have donated anonymously, please know you are in my heart as well. I am going to share some more information tomorrow about my goals for the future. Over a fifth of the way towards target already after 24 hours!!! 🙏❤

Pay Get Vocal (Scotland) using PayPal.Me 30/11/2020

Pay Get Vocal (Scotland) using PayPal.Me

If anyone prefers to donate or purchase directly from me via paypal for MY FUNDRAISER, COURSES, EVENTS, RECORDINGS and of course - the BEEG Opportunity for my astonishing 2021 CALENDER here is the link. I also have a wee magic box that allows me to take payments over the 'phone.

Pay Get Vocal (Scotland) using PayPal.Me Go to and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries.

Get Vocal – with Sheila MacWhirter 28/11/2020

Get Vocal – with Sheila MacWhirter

Welcome to my new page, Get Vocal with Sheila McWhirter. So glad to have you here to let you know about all that is on offer. I offer all things to do with voice and language! There is a lot on offer but they are all linked through voice - whether it is musical performance, language teaching or voice coaching.

Please like, follow, and share the page and join the accompanying group so that no-one misses an opportunity whether it be Music, Language or Voice support that may be needed. Read the description and leave me a comment to let me know what you think. Send me a message to discuss what you need.

Through Get Vocal, I offer:

music performance, concerts, event, projects and recordings by myself and others,

English language and communication skills - 1:1, groups and specific topics

voice work and singing opportunities for a range of purposes, in particular to develop your own life vision, to be heard or for your general wellbeing.

Follow this page for specific events and announcements or contact me to find out what I, or my teaching, musical and coaching colleagues can do for you.

Choose from:

* Language
Learn English 1:1, on a specialist course or in a group, with a focus on making yourself understood and communicating with others. Flexible times and reasonable rates! Fun, relaxed but focused on your real needs.

work with your voice, spoken OR singing - to improve your confidence, performance, presentation and communication skills, breathing, mindfulness and/or health. Again includes 1:1 and group support for specific purposes, wellbeing groups and sessions.

Book the Blue Moon Travellers and other selected acts for your concert or event. I can also help you set up and organise your project, house concert, event as well as host or M.C. or train others to do so.

You can send me a message on here OR:

email: [email protected]

(work in progress on website much to do, nov 2020 - patience!!! )

Please, if adding a comment, sending a message, or leaving a review, I ask that you are respectful, kind and polite to myself and others. I reserve the right to delete posts and block those that I feel are inappropriate.

Looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Get Vocal – with Sheila MacWhirter Get Vocal Scotland Get Vocal Get Vocal brings together over 30 years of expertise to offer a unique portfolio of music, language and voice projects via the skills and vision of Sheila McWhirter. Sheila has been performing and creating all of her adult life whilst juggling a parallel career as a deve...

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