A reading list of books on singing, breathing, music therapy plus health and wellbeing.

Last updated February 2019.
Also available as a PDF to download (47K).

  • “Health, the individual, and integrated medicine: revisiting an aesthetic of health care”, David Aldridge (Jessica Kingsley, 2004)
  • “How music helps in music therapy and everyday life”, Gary Ansdell (Ashgate 2014)
  • “Phenomenology of Illness”, Havi Carel (Oxford University Press 2016)
  • “Flow: the psychology of optimal experience”, M.Csikszentmihalyi (Harper 2008)
  • “Breath In Action”, Jane Boston and Rena Cook (Jessica Kingsley, 2009)
  • “Breath, The Essence Of Yoga”, Sandra Sabatini (Pinter Martin, 2007)
  • “Breathe”, Jean Hall (Quadrille, 2016)
  • “Breathing Into Life”, Bija Bennett (Hazelden, 1993)
  • “Your Voice: The basics”, Scott Mccoy (Inside View, 2016)
  • “Freeing The Natural Voice”, Kristin Linklater (Nick Hern, 2006)
  • “If In Doubt, Breathe Out”, Ron Morris and Linda Hutchinson (Compton, 2016)
  • “Respiratory Function In Singing”, Thomas J. Hixon (Reddington Brown, 2006)
  • “Singing And Teaching Singing”, Janice Chapman (Plural, 2006)
  • “Singing The Actor”, Gillyanne Kayes (AC Black, 2004)
  • “The Breathing Book”, Donna Farhi (Holt Paperbacks, 1996)
  • “The Dynamics Of The Singing Voice”, Meribeth Bunch (Springer, 1997)
  • “The Performer’s Voice”, Meribeth Bunch (WW Norton & Co, 2006)
  • “The Right To Speak”, Patsy Rodenburg (Methuen, 1992)
  • “The Singers Breath”, Rebecca L Engen (Journal of Music Therapy, Spring 2005)
  • “The Vocal Athlete”, Wendy de Leborgne and Marci Daniels Rosenberg (Plural, 2014)
  • “This Is A Voice”, Jeremy Fisher and Gillyanne Kayes (Profile, 2016)
  • “Voice Work. Art And Science In Changing Voices”, Christina Shewell (Wiley Blackwell, 2009)
  • “What Every Singer Needs To Know About The Body”, Malde, Allen and Zeller (Plural 2013)