Sing to Beat Parkinson’s (STBP) is delivering an online training programme for existing and potential singing leaders working with people living with Parkinson’s in November 2022. Taking place over four sessions, participants will receive an introduction and overview on living with Parkinson’s, putting research into practice, facilitating singing groups and the practicalities of running groups online and offline.
Sing to Beat (STB) is a network of singing groups for people with health conditions including Parkinson’s and Covid. Led by Canterbury Cantata Trust, STB has a growing number of groups across the UK and Ireland.
A training programme for existing and potential singing leaders working with people living with Parkinson’s (Sing to Beat Parkinson’s) has been running since 2016 in association with Britten Pears Arts at Aldeburgh, and Morley College in London, and at the University of Derby. This training model was successfully adapted for online delivery in 2020.
In total, over 200 practitioners have been trained in the STBP model and over 30 new groups have been established. Since 2021, STBP has begun a mentor scheme pairing new participants with established practitioners to offer real life experience of running groups.
From 2022, practitioners who have completed STBP training online or a live course, can become affiliate STBP members and have access to online resources. From 2022 and subsequently, the completion of the annual flagship residential training course will entitle participants to be an official Sing to Beat Practitioner.
Sessions can be booked separately at a cost of £25 per session or as a block of 4 sessions for £80.
All sessions will take place via Zoom.
Session 1: Saturday 12 November | 10am-12pm
Introduction and Overview – Living with Parkinson’s: What we know
Session 2: Sunday 13 November | 10am-12pm
The art of facilitation
Session 3: Saturday 19 November | 10am-12pm
Research into practice
Session 4: Sunday 20 November | 10am-12pm
Practicalities, running a group, online adaptation
Booking and further information: https://www.singtobeat.co.uk/stb-parkinsons-training