Sing to Beat Parkinson’s – Training Residency for Practitioners

27–28 Jan 2020 / Suffolk


Date: 27–28 Jan 2020

Cost: £150 (£75 or those who have already attended and running a group for people with Parkinson's

Location: Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP



Run by: Nicola Wydenbach

Further information:

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s invite you to join their 4th 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

New for this year: musician resilience workshop.

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.

Please email Matt Shipton, programme director, for a Snape 2020 application form.