Guest Reviews, Testimonials & Gallery

It was an amazing & glorious week of singing & friendship.  

singing and meditation retreat guest

 you made the whole week into a lovely, warm, nurturing time 

singing and meditation retreat guest

A *huge* thank you to the pair of you for a week which was, for me, unlike any other! Ema, I'm quite disgusted you're not here to make my tea tonight! It was such a treat to have every delicious meal made. I loved the views, the chat (am a shy old introvert, but it was lovely to meet everyone), the chants (I've never meditated in company before. Whooshed right out of my comfort zone, but all the better for that). I especially enjoyed the afternoon singing, and am looking forward to choir on Thurs with newfound breathing techniques...

You two are an inspiration 

singing and meditation retreat guest

a very kind, caring couple, who make you feel very welcome. I had a lovely break with them, singing and meditation and found it very rewarding. The food is excellent too! I can wholeheartedly recommend this haven.

retreat guest, singing and meditation student

I would like to encourage anyone who is wondering about receiving Reiki from HeartSong Normandie to go ahead and do it! I’ve had reiki from different people for many years but NEVER found anyone so good. Amazing lady!

reiki client

I can highly recommend singing with Peter and Ema. They make you feel very welcome. The singing, atmosphere and food are first rate. One word of warning though. Attending any of their workshops becomes addictive. I started with a singing workshop and ended up doing reiki, meditation and mantras. Loved them all!

singing, reiki and meditation student 

"I cannot praise Ema and Pete who lovingly created HeartSong Normandie enough. The thought and care that they provide for every single person who are fortunate enough to join them goes above and beyond all expectations. If anyone is nervous or anxious about singing, joining the choir or Reiki - don’t be. The whole experience whatever your levels/needs turns into one joyful experience from the moment you enter their door until the moment you leave. There is humour and love in an abundance. As another bonus, the food is wonderful too." 

singing  student

Ema and Peter make you feel so welcome. I had such an amazing time, great songs, lovely food and made fantastic friends. So amazing that I just had to go back again in the same year and will be again this year. 

retreat guest, singing and meditation

Peter & Ema are two of the loveliest people you will ever meet. I have been a member of the choir for quite a few years now, and no matter what level of singing you are, Peter will make you sing like never before, whilst feeling totally at ease. 

singing student 

Peter is an excellent singing teacher. I learnt so much in the group lessons and had a lot of fun too. Highly recommend the singing courses which are perfect for all abilities. 

singing  student

"I’m still feeling the benefits long after Peter and Ema’s retreat. It surpassed my expectations. The venue was superb, the location on the beach spoke to my love of the sea and the morning mantras from all over the globe enriched the whole experience. Loved it!"

retreat guest and singing  student

"For more reasons than one, I’d highly recommend signing up for a warm and loving retreat with Ema and Peter. For me personally, just being there taught me a lot about myself, they have became life long friends, without them, I wouldn’t have taken on some of the challenges that I believed I couldn’t achieve, both in singing and with reiki, so much so, that I became a reiki practitioner through the tuition of Ema. Singing is great for the soul, Peter is a down to earth guy who totally believes that we can all sing, it brings people together, so, along with the excellent home grown and cooked food, you’ll definitely be singing and glowing all the way home."

retreat guest, singing and reiki student 

"Always a fun and nurturing environment for any ability"

retreat guest and singing student

"It was just lovely to sing again and I thoroughly enjoyed the personal coaching Peter - I’ve now got a much better understanding of how to sing well and without a doubt much more confidence in my abilities (no more miming for me!). It feels like you really have helped me find my voice - thank you. And I’m still smiling at all your jokes."

singing student

"For anyone who loves singing, delicious food, spending time in interesting company and chilling out in a beautiful location I would highly recommend a holiday with Peter and Ema.

Being somewhat a veteran of Peter’s singing holidays I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Having met Peter in Brighton over 25 years ago doing a singing course I have come to realise the uniqueness of the experience he offers in terms of increasing confidence in singing and getting people to overcome their inhibitions.

Peter manages to bring people together through singing in a way that is quite frankly at times nothing short of miraculous and the singing holidays are a perfect place to spend time with like minded people, often making lasting friendships, in my case over 20 years.

The addition of Ema’s frankly delicious food in more recent singing holidays has only made an enjoyable experience even more so and the Normandy location with sandy beaches and opportunities for sea swimming for the more hardy amongst us makes it an ideal way to spend a week and is truly a real respite from the daily grind of life.

Having compared it to similar holidays I have found it is also excellent value for money.

So if you are feeling in need of something different for a holiday then book away!”

retreat guest and singing student 

 "After 55 years of miming, Peter & Ema gave me reassurance & belief (or should that be faith?) that I might, with perseverance, be able to sing in tune. It was hard, hard work but made good fun by the loving approach."

singing  student

"Fabulous day with Ema doing my Reiki level 1 course. Pleasurable and therapeutic learning, with plenty of laughs and a fabulous lunch. I can highly recommend."

reiki workshop student

"Thank you so much for sharing reiki level 2 with me yesterday  An excellent day, and all with such an open loving atmosphere that will see me through the next steps of this amazing journey."

reiki workshop student

Today was a very special moment for me, the start of new beginnings.  I am so happy that you were a big part of that, your encouragement, support and knowledge will take me through and thank you for your kind words.”

reiki workshop student

" I have taken part in Peter's singing courses for many years now. Peter is an amazing teacher who really focuses on the "heart" of a performance. He has taught me that performance is about giving yourself to an audience and letting go of anxiety and perfectionism. I've also learnt a huge amount about vocal technique and now feel confident singing a wide variety of songs. I would recommend Peter's courses to anyone who wants to learn how to sing and perform, at any level from complete beginner upwards."

singing student