This is our standard 3 day Singing for Lung Health training supported by the British Lung Foundation
Standard 3 day training
What is it?
November 9th to 11th 2019, Birmingham
Who is the course for?
You are experienced in community singing and maybe a vocal teacher, music therapist or singing leader with the following skills and competencies:
- Confident and competent in leading singing and musical facilitation for groups
- Have a core repertoire that can be taught by ear
- Deliver physical, breathing and vocal warm up exercises
- Basic knowledge and understanding of vocal and respiratory anatomy and physiology
Alternatively, you have completed the one day introduction to leading group singing.
Course content will include:
- The Body – The importance of physical activity and expression, the cycle of inactivity, how movement patterns impact on breathing patterns.
- The Breath – The anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, chronic lung conditions, dysfunctional breathing patterns, the holistic nature of the breath, how we breathe to sing
- The Voice – Anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism, how chronic lung conditions impact the singing voice, how to extend the exhale, a toolkit to work with aging voices and dysphonia
- Music and Movement – How to work creatively and appropriately through music with physical, vocal and breathing warm-ups, sung repertoire and guided relaxation to support those with chronic lung conditions to manage breathlessness
- Observing a typical ‘live’ session with participants with chronic lung conditions
- Basic information on setting up a group in the community
- Sharing best practice and practical examples with peers
- Singing for Breathing CD, “This is a Voice” book, Handouts, Invitation to Dropbox with additional resources and a closed FB group with over 100 other trained Singing for Lung Health leaders providing ongoing peer support.
For more information
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a questionnaire and application form.