Current training

1 day training

What is it?

This is an overview for non-specialists in facilitating community singing – how to lead basic physical warm ups, vocal and breathing warm up’s, rhythm and pitch games and how to teach songs ‘by ear’. It is an entirely practical workshop and handouts will not be provided.

If you feel confident to progress immediately, you are welcome to attend the standard 3 day training, knowing you will need to come with song and warm-up ideas to share on the final day.

Please note, this training day will not have any content regarding how to work with people with chronic lung conditions. That is covered on the standard 3 day training.


November 8th, Birmingham

Who is the course for?

  • A health care professional, exercise or PR instructor or yoga teacher interested in singing for health.
  • A singing teacher who has only given individual lessons.
  • An experienced singer or a recent music graduate interested in moving into the music and wellbeing field.
  • New to leading community singing leading but have experience of other group facilitation.
  • A music therapist interested in leading community choirs.

Course content

Course content will include:

  • How to model and lead from the front working to your strengths
  • Non verbal communication with groups
  • Conducting and musical facilitation skills (including ‘counting in’)
  • Teaching songs by ear unaccompanied
  • Choosing material in appropriate range
  • Working with musical elements of pitch, rhythm, pulse, tempo & dynamics
  • Teaching simple songs in 2 parts including pacing and hand signing
  • Choosing and leading appropriate warm ups linked to repertoire.

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For more information

Please email to request a questionnaire and application form.


Date: November 8th 2019

Time: 9.30am – 5pm

Location: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH (Google Maps)

Cost: £125

For more information

Please email to request a questionnaire and application form.