Training for Singing and Parkinson’s

25–26 Jan 2016 / Suffolk


Date: 25–26 Jan 2016

Details: 10am - 4pm

Location: Snape Maltings, Recital Room, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP



Run by: Nicola Wydenbach

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This training 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 Professor Grenville Hancox, Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent, Artistic Director, Canterbury Cantata Trust Founder, co-director Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christchurch University, a world-renowned 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 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.

Tea and coffees will be provided but not lunch. There are local sandwich shops that provide lunch or you can bring your own. Booking essential.