Sing to Beat Parkinson’s Training – Derby

3 Nov 2018 / Derbyshire


Date: 3 Nov 2018

Cost: tbc

Details: 10am - 4pm

Location: Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, Derby University, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB



Run by: Nicola Wydenbach and Patricia Vella-Burrows

Further information:

SING TO BEAT PARKINSON’S are delighted to announce a Derby training date on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the University of Derby. Now in our third year of training, many new groups have been established across the country and a national network of Singing for Health practitioners is in the process of being fully established.

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
  • Nicola Wydenbach – an experienced Parkinson’s and Singing practitioner and Founder of the Contented Music Club
  • Trish Vella-Burrows – Director of Research at STBP, Assistant Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health and an experienced Singing for Health practitioner
  • 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 and 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.

Full registration and payment facility will be available soon on our website – . If you are interested in attending this event, please email Sing to Beat programme Director Matt Shipton to reserve your place, and he will contact you once registration is open.

Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided; please let us know about any dietary requirements.