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Welcome to Sing to Beat 

Sing to Beat was established in 2018 by its parent charity, Canterbury Cantata Trust. We operate singing groups for people with chronic health challenges, such as Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. Sing to Beat has also been running an online group for people experiencing symptoms of Long Covid.

Sing to Beat's origins are rooted in the work of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health (SDH centre), that had been conducting research since 2001 investigating the impact of group singing on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. CCT and SDH centre co-founder Prof. Grenville Hancox had facilitated a singing group (Canterbury Skylarks) for people with Parkinson’s since 2010 and bore witness to the positive impact that group singing had on participants. This also built on a growing body of evidence that there are significant benefits to participating in group singing for people with chronic health challenges.

Sing to Beat runs both residential and online training programmes for practitioners - full details can be found on our training page

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