Soul Reason is a fantastic small choir. I’ve made friends and have built confidence, and most of all enjoy every single rehearsal.
There is every support available in the way of guide recordings too so home practice is easy. If you have been thinking of joining a choir, think no more and just do it!
I can't read music and struggle to remember lyrics but that's never been an issue under Maia's professional and patient guidance.
....she has created an ever expanding set list of funky soul and heartwarming songs that are so enjoyable and satisfying to sing. An additional treat is to perform with a live band....
It's given me so much joy and a much needed focus outside my work and family which has been great for my sanity! The music has been right up my street too....
Coming back to singing is never easy but Maia and the group have been both accepting of a voice trying to find it's right "home" and forgiving when it's not necessarily successful.
It's such a joy to sing soulful songs each week with this lovely bunch. I also really appreciate the supportive, family atmosphere.
A fun, friendly and talented group who I really enjoy spending time with each week. Come and give us a go!
Maia Hendrickx - Musical Director
Since graduating from East15 Acting School, Maia has worked professionally as a soloist, session singer and vocal coach. Whilst specialising in Musical Theatre, Maia enjoys working in a number of different genres. Among her current musical projects, she is one half of Americana/Folk Duo ‘HendrickxRoy’ and also a regular guest vocalist for ‘The Clive Fortune Big Band’. Alongside performing, Maia runs a busy studio in West Berkshire, where she trains aspiring young musical theatre performers.
After completing her PGCert in Vocal Pedagogy, Maia was invited to speak at the 2019 ‘Voice Geek Conference’ to share the innovative findings of her research on ‘Depression and Its Impact Upon the Working Practices of the Professional Singer’ to an international audience of her peers.
In 2020, Maia accidentally started a choir, online, in the middle of a pandemic. Since then, she has loved working with the singers that make up ‘Soul Reason’, who bring her joy every Thursday.