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Singing to Beat Parkinson's

After last year’s third successful training session, Snape Maltings 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 SING TO BEAT PARKINSON’S groups has now been fully established (singtobeat.co.uk) 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.

When Jan 28, 2019 10:00 AM to Jan 29, 2019 04:00 PM
Where Hoffmann Building, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP
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Attendees People with Parkinson's and their carers
Arts and Health practitioners
Activity Coordinators
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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 and Founder of the Contented Music Club).
This year the course will run on two levels.
Stage 1 for new Participants
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.
Stage 2 for returning Participants
Any opportunity for returning participants to network, problem solve, discuss issues that have arisen from leading actual sessions, share best practice and development in a shared environment.
Schedule for Stage 1 (provisional) 

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