Voice coaching and singing coaching in Brighton, East Sussex, London - Dorothy Rosser, The Voice Box

Sing in the Mountain Sun June 13-20 2020 Anilio Centre

Set amidst the wooded mountains and hidden coves of the Pelion, Anilio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a peaceful break whilst also exploring the creative potential of your Voice. This was the region where, in mythology, a Centaur called Chiron was taught to sing and play the lyre by Apollo. This singing retreat offers the combination of a wonderful holiday with an opportunity to develop your voice and enjoy singing with others. This warm and welcoming retreat offers an ideal place to stay and participate in the workshops whilst offering the time to explore and experience one of Greece’s most idyllic regions.

The voice is a powerful instrument and singing is a well-known resource for wellbeing and confidence building. Its also great fun and singing together in harmony can be a surprisingly powerful experience. Singing can be uplifting, and expressive and finding your voice through song can be a life enriching experience.

Voice coaching and singing coaching in Brighton, East Sussex, London - Dorothy Rosser, The Voice Box

Workshops or sessions are designed to be fun and accessible to everyone with or without singing experience. Additionally, there will be some meditative early morning taize singing sessions, sound bath and a sing-along by the campfire on the beach at dusk for those who may wish to join in. All workshops are based in Anilio, a relaxed and non-judgemental environment and all songs are taught by ear so there is no need to be able to read music.

We will be singing folk songs from the British Isles and songs from around the world in harmony and in rounds. We will also be exploring improvisation and rhythm through sound-making and vocal games.

The aim of all the sessions is to have fun singing and to feel the creative energy in gathering together to make music. Dorothy brings her many years of experience as a workshop leader, singing teacher and voice coach to also offer practical tips and advise to help develop your individual voice. You will gain insights into how to develop vocal technique and also how to add more resonance and range to your voice so that you really do find the full potential of your voice.

For more information about the Anilio Campus please go to Anilio

For more information and to book a place please go to Sing in the Mountain Sun


Price: 450€ includes Workshop and Activities, Accommodation and Food

A Fun Filled Family Holiday 1 – 8 August 2020

Voice coaching and singing coaching in Brighton, East Sussex, London - Dorothy Rosser, The Voice Box

Join us at the Kalikalos Kissos Campus in the lush nature of Pelion mountain, overlooking the amazing blue Greek sea. You will have time for sun and sea, walking and relaxing. During our family holiday there will be time for sharing conversations, listening to music or simply enjoying the natural silence.

What will we do?

Each group is different and the activities can change depending on the ages of the children and the different needs of the parents and children, therefore affording us a flexible programme.

It is our intention to design the activities of the week with your input so we can be flexible and responsive to the needs of the group. So although there is some structure and routine, there is also lots of room to create the kind of holiday that you want and need for you and your family! Come for a creative, nourishing, inspiring and fun family holiday!


In the mornings after a buffet breakfast we begin our day gathered together in a circle where we may start with a song, some stretching movements and a game. We will discuss the outline for the day ahead. During the course of the week activities may include storytelling, puppet making, lantern making, family yoga and dancing, exploratory walks to the nearby water falls. We can enjoy singing and theatre games.

At 1:30 we have a buffet lunch together, after which the Centre provides us with transport to the beach. On some days we may take our lunch in picnic boxes and go earlier to the beach.

Afternoons at the Beach

Here there is natural shade for the younger children and those of us who don’t need any more wrinkles. The sea is warm and clear and perfect for paddling, swimming and snorkelling. Time to rest, bathe, relax or play.

Voice coaching and singing coaching in Brighton, East Sussex, London - Dorothy Rosser, The Voice Box


After a vegetarian dinner and the clean-up “party”, in which everyone helps out according to a rota, the late evenings are quiet times. You may sit around the table and chat to your new friends, go on moonlight walks through the forest or simply hang out in the village cafes.

On Tuesdays we all go out for a taverna meal together (€14 price not included) to taste typical Greek food and where we may meet guests and participants from one of the other two Kalikalos campuses. The last Thursday before departing we organise a cabaret with amusing children skits, songs, improvisation and dance. You can participate as much or as little as you like in the celebration. If you wish to bring musical instruments or other props for your sharing that would be great! Come for a creative, nourishing, inspiring and fun family holiday!

For more information please go to Kalikalos

Price: €400, children age 8-23 €200, age 4-7 €100. Includes Workshop and Activities, Accommodation and Food.