Training

STBP Training

Sing To Beat Parkinson’s have developed a training programme for group facilitators and people wanting to set up new groups. We have formed partnerships with Snape Maltings at Aldeburgh, where we hold an annual two day residency, Morley College in London, Folkestone Quarterhouse, University of Derby and Canterbury Christ Church University.

Sing to Beat Parkinson's Training at Trinity Laban on Sunday November 17th

Trinity Laban are offering community choir leaders, vocal teachers or music therapists confident in group leading the opportunity to find out more about leading singing for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Sing to Beat Parkinson's Director of Training, Nicola Wydenbach, will be leading the training. Full details can be found at https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/take-part/for-adults/professional-development/music-professionals/sing-for-parkinsons-training

 

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s

Training Residency for Practitioners

January 27th and 28th 2020

Venue: Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP 

 

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s invite you to join their fourth annual training residency at Snape Maltings on January 27th and 28th 2020. 

The course offers a unique and specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain invaluable experience and a toolkit to run a Singing Group for people with Parkinson's and their carers, friends and families. 

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)

and Nicola Wydenbach (Director of Training at Sing to Beat Parkinson’s)

Additional specialist input will be provided by Dr Trish Vella-Burrows

The course will run on two levels:

Stage 1 for NEW participants to

  • gain a greater awareness and understanding of singing and Parkinson’s
  • work alongside people 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

  • 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 * 

 *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.

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PREVIOUS TRAINING EVENTS  

SING TO BEAT PARKINSON’S  are running a Derby training date on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at the University of Derby. 

Now in our third year of training, more than 25 new Sing to Beat Parkinson’s groups have been established across the country. This course offers a unique and specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain invaluable experience and develop a toolkit to run a Singing group for people with Parkinson’s and associated conditions, and their carers and family members. 

The course will be led by:
Grenville Hancox (Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent; Artistic Director, Canterbury Cantata Trust Founder and expert in singing and wellbeing)
Yoon Irons, Senior Research Fellow, Arts and Health Centre of Excellence, College of Health and Social Care, University of Derby. 

Participants will gain a greater awareness and understanding of singing groups for people with Parkinson’s. There will be practical workshops and demonstrations on how to lead warm-ups and songs and other activities that are tailor-made for this client group as well as practical advice about how to set up and run a group once the course is finished. 

The event is free to attend, but you will need to pay a refundable deposit of £20 to reserve your place. Please enter your name and click on the Paypal button below

If you have any questions or would like further information about the day, please email Sing to Beat Parkinson’s Programme Director Matt Shipton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

VENUE Multi Faith Chaplaincy, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB 

DATE: Sunday 22nd September

TIMINGS 10.30am- 3.30pm  

TEA AND COFFEES WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

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Sing to Beat COPD FREE Training Day

The Sing to Beat network are collaborating with Canterbury Christ Church University on a groundbreaking research project looking further into the impact of group singing for people with COPD. We are pleased to be able tooffer this FREE training day for people interested in learning about the benefits of singing for people with COPD and for those looking to develop and diversify their skills as practitioners. 

This event will be led by Sonia Price, Principal Research Fellow at CCCU, Registered Nurse with a specialism in respiratory conditions, and experienced singing for health practitioner

Date: Saturday June 29th

Time 10.30am-4pm

Venue:

ourZone  

Medway Community Healthcare

Pattens Lane
Rochester
Kent
ME1 2RB 

To reserve a place, please email Sing to Beat programme director, Matt Shipton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sing to Beat FREE Introductory Training Day

Venue: Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Date: Sunday June 23rd  11am-3.30pm

For details and booking https://www.creativefolkestone.org.uk/whats-on/sing-to-beat/

 

Sing to Beat Parkinson's Training Day - Morley College, London. Sunday June 16th 10am-4pm

The course offers a unique and specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain invaluable experience and a toolkit to run a Singing Group for people with Parkinson's and their carers. 

Training will be led by:

Grenville Hancox (Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent; Artistic Director, Canterbury Cantata Trust Founder and expert in singing and wellbeing)

Nicola Wydenbach (an experienced Parkinson's and Singing practitioner and Founder of the Contented Music Club)

This year the course will run on two levels. 

Stage 1 for new Participants

Participants will gain a greater awareness and understanding of Parkinson's and singing. As well as gaining practical experience of working in this context, attendees will have the chance to work alongside people with Parkinson's and their carers each afternoon. There will be practical workshops and demonstrations on how to lead warm-ups and songs and other activities that are tailor made for this client group as well as practical advice about how to set up and run a group once the course is finished.

Stage 2 for returning Participants

Any opportunity for returning participants to network, problem solve, discuss issues that have arisen from leading actual sessions, share best practice and development in a shared environment. 

 

SCHEDULE (PROVISIONAL) 

10.15 Coffee and welcome

10.15-10.45 Intros and Warm ups

 

Stage 1          

10.45-11.30 The science: What is Parkinson’s?

11.30-11.45 COFFEE

11.45-12.30 Practical demonstrations: Songs and suitable exercises .

12.30-12.45 Sing to Beat and introduction of new funding and opportunities

12.45-1.45 LUNCH

1.45-2.30 A session with Pimlico Skylarks, a local singing group for people with Parkinson’s.

2.30-3.00 Advice about funding and setting up a new group 

3.00-3.45 Breakout sessions with Stage 2 participations, sharing repertoire and ideas.

3.45-4.00 Q and A

 

Stage 2 

10.45-11.30 Stage 2 Catch up: tell us about the successes and issues in your group.

11.30-1145 Coffee

11.45-12.30 Presentation about the latest research into singing and Parkinson’s

12.30-12.45 Sing to Beat and introduction of new funding and opportunities

12.45-1.45 LUNCH

1.45-2.30 Sharing and devising own repertoire 

2.30-3.00 Trouble shooting and discussion with participants from Pimlico Skylarks

3.00-3.45 Breakout sessions with Stage 1 participants, teaching devised repertoire.

3.45- 4.00 Q and A  

 

 

The cost of the course is £50 and runs from 10am-4.30pm with a break for lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided but not lunch. There are local sandwich shops that provide lunch or you can bring your own. To reserve a place, please click on the Paypal button below. For other queries, please contact Programme Director Matt Shipton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Recent Events:  

Snape Maltings  28-29 January 2019 (STBP Training Residency)

Hoffmann Building, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP 

After last year’s third successful training session, Snape is delighted to be hosting another two days of training. Since last year, new Parkinson’s groups have been formed and a national network of Sing to Beat Parkinson's groups has now been fully established. The course offers a unique and specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain invaluable experience and a toolkit to run a Singing Group for people with Parkinson's and their carers.

 

This year the course will run on two levels.

Stage 1 for new Participants

Participants will gain a greater awareness and understanding of Parkinson's and singing. As well as gaining practical experience of working in this context, attendees will have the chance to work alongside people with Parkinson's and their carers each afternoon. There will be practical workshops and demonstrations on how to lead warm-ups and songs and other activities that are tailor made for this client group as well as practical advice about how to set up and run a group once the course is finished.
Stage 2 for returning Participants
Any opportunity for returning participants to network, problem solve, discuss issues that have arisen from leading actual sessions, share best

practice and development in a shared environment.

Schedule for Stage 1 (provisional)

Monday 28th January 2019

10.00 Coffee
10.30 Intro and General Warm ups
11.00 The Research – the science behind the benefit of singing: a presentation by Dr Trish Vella Burrows Deputy Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health
12.00 Musical examples
2.00 Dance workshop lead by Sarah Hope- a leading practitioner. 3.00 Further Musical examples
4.00-6.00 Open Session – a chance for trainees to design their own course content

Tuesday 29th January 2019

10.00 General Warm up
10.30 Session with the local Sing to Beat Parkinson’s group led by Dr. Amy Mallet and Grenville Hancox
12.00 Funding and general advice for setting up your own group

2.00 Sing to Beat - a presentation about the Sing to Beat network, who we are, what we do, our international partners, the associate programme and a unique opportunity to apply for bursaries for Sing to Beat groups
3.00 Sharing by Stage 2 participants
4.00 Closing and Q and A

Stage 2 Schedule
Stage 2 participants have the opportunity to share songs and exercises as well as troubleshoot over the two days and be involved in general warm ups, the dance workshop and the open sessions. There will also be the opportunity for Stage 2 participants to share their practice with the Stage one participants.

The total cost of the course is £100 (but free to Sing to Beat associates, one per singing group) and runs from 10am-6.00pm on Monday 28th and 10am-4.30pm on Tuesday 29th January 2019 with a break for lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided but not lunch. There are local sandwich shops that provide lunch or you can bring your own.

ACCOMMODATION
Snape has kindly reserved some rooms at their Artists’ Residency in Aldeburgh. There are 12 rooms available on a first come first served basis. The cost is £40 + VAT per person per night for single occupancy (ie £48 per night ). If you would like to book a room please apply to Nicola Wydenbach (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). This year rooms must be paid for at the time of booking.

To reserve a place on the course, please register and pay through the Paypal button below

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