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Hi! I’m Assamiya (pronounced A-sa-mee-a) and I’m the Creatress of Heart Song Collective. I'm a long-term Brockley resident, singer, self-development nerd, pagan and companion to a divine feline called Gizmo. I am thrilled to be offering song medicine gatherings and one-to-one coaching in my local community, and can't wait to meet you!

Hopefully, this 'ere website has all the info you need to help you say YES to joining us soon, but if there is anything you want to check out with me directly, then please pop me an email. 

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MY background

I've always been a bit of a science/music chimera, with a good dollop of hippy thrown in for good measure. For the last 17 years I’ve had a portfolio career, freelancing as a classical singer, locuming as a diagnostic healthcare scientist, and teaching and coaching choirs (while the hippy part of me has mostly lurked in the wings). Working as a professional musician has been a dream come true, and I've been fortunate to perform in concerts, operas, and recordings in some of the UK and Europe's most iconic venues. 

More recently

In 2017 I boosted my portfolio by qualifying as a Transformational Life Coach and creating a private practice, based at the Sunflower Centre in Brockley. Then in 2020, once life went online, I designed and ran a six week authentic communication course called Speak Your Truth, which I utterly loved (and fortunately, so did the participants!). Leaning further into coaching, teaching and workshop facilitation has been an utter joy over the last two years, and I am excited to be appearing at Buddhafield and Oxford Storytelling Festival this summer, and have some wonderful collaborations lined up for the Autumn/Winter season 2022/23.

Handel's Giustino
Buddhafield 2022
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Coronation of Poppea
Apollo et Hyacinthus
Martha Tilston gig 2021
Don Giovanni
Aldeburgh Music Club
Radio 3 In Tune
Snape Maltings Messiah