Sing to Beat Parkinson's Practitioner Training

Series: Cross-sector Training

Ideas explored: improving musicians' health and wellbeing, music for health and wellbeing

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s groups use techniques based on years of research to help those with Parkinson’s to maintain or improve their psychological and physical wellbeing through taking part in regular singing activity.

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s invite you to join their 4th annual training residency at Snape Maltings on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January 2020. The course offers a unique opportunity for music leaders to gain the specialist skills and experience required to run singing groups for people living with Parkinson’s.

The course will be led by:

Grenville Hancox (Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent; Artistic Director and Founder, Sing to Beat Parkinson’s) & Nicola Wydenbach (Director of Training at Sing to Beat Parkinson’s) with specialist input by Dr Trish Vella-Burrows.

The course is split into two levels which will run concurrently:

Stage 1 – for NEW participants to

  • gain a greater awareness and understanding of singing and Parkinson’s
  • work alongside people living with Parkinson’s and their companions in practical workshops
  • seek advice on how to set up, fund and run a Parkinson’s singing group

Stage 2 – for RETURNING participants to

  • share experiences, best practice and repertoire
  • network, problem solve, and discuss common issues

Cost for the two days – £150 (a 50% discount applies if you are already running an STBP network group).
This price includes lunch on both days. Overnight accommodation is not included.*

Please visit the Sing to Beat website to apply:

*Limited rooms are available in Snape’s artists’ accommodation in Aldeburgh at a cost of £48 per night. These are allocated on a first come first served basis. There are also numerous accommodation options in the local vicinity.