A KILMACOLM-born classical singer is helping babies sing in harmony in her home village.

Helen White, who stars with the award-winning chamber choir Les Sirènes, recently organised a charity sing-a-long at her local class.

The former St Columba’s pupil, who went on to study at the  Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, is now helping Inverclyde youngsters find their voice.

She uses singing, music and instruments to make some sweet sounds at Rhythm Time.

Mum-of-one Helen, 31, below left said: “I know how good it is for child development so I set it up about three years ago. Now since having my own little girl Eva, it is perfect.

“It is therapeutic. Music is also great for the both sides of the brain.

“I absolutely love running the classes. We have a great group of parents who come along and the wee ones love it.”

Helen, who studied at Trinity in London, is musical director with the community choir Kilmacolm’s Angel Voices. She is also a member of Caledonian Voices.

She added: “It is a great experience to sing in choral choirs and there is a real appetite for the that kind of music right now.”

Helen is now hoping that she can get her tiny tots learning to love music as well.

She teaches privately and also runs Rhythm Time in Inverclyde with classes for both babies and toddlers.

Her sessions run at the Kilmacolm Community Centre and, due to popular demand, she is starting a class soon at the Beacon in Greenock.

Helen recently stepped in to organise a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Together with teacher Laura Good and Jill Young, both from Port Glasgow, the event featured song, face painting and lots of fun. 

They raised more than £300 for the charity, which helps fund research and support families affected by the rare muscle-wasting condition.