Singing and Parkinson’s Training for Musicians

23–24 Jan 2017 / Suffolk


Date: 23–24 Jan 2017

Cost: free

Details: 10am - 4pm

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



Run by: Nicola Wydenbach

Contact details: 07967 442935

Further information:

After last year’s first successful training session, Aldeburgh 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 practitioners is in the process of being 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.

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) and Nicola Wydenbach (an experienced Parkinson’s and Singing practitioner).

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 tailored 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 course is free and runs from 10am-4pm with a break for lunch. Tea and coffees will provided but not lunch. There are local sandwich shops, or you can bring your own lunch.


Aldeburgh has kindly reserved some rooms at their Artists’ Residency in Aldeburgh. 14 double rooms (4 with a double bed + single bed and 10 with twin beds). The cost is £40 + VAT per person per night for single occupancy and £30 + VAT pppn for double occupancy. Please indicate on booking whether you would like a room.

To book a place please contact Nicola Wydenbach at or 07967442935.