The Course will run over seven weeks online. There are two separate blocks being offered. Block one is Tuesday afternoons (and two Mondays) and Friday mornings (and one Wednesday).
Singing for Lung Health Online Training:
What is it?
Content will consist of 6 modules delivered over 7 sessions. The live Zoom sessions will be 2 hours and run weekly.
Each module will contain a combination of:
- Practical Live zoom sessions delivered by two specialists
- Home study and practical or creative exploration (up to 30 mins per day)
- Study resources, including audio, video and supporting documents
- Invitation to closed Facebook peer support group for Singing for Lung Health leaders (already with over 160 members)
The content is the same as that delivered for the British Lung Foundation funded courses.
The Musical Breath Team will be involved in delivery with a special guest appearance from the esteemed Alexandra Hough who has been a respiratory physiotherapist for over 30 years and wrote the seminal textbook for physiotherapists called Hough’s Cardiorespiratory Care.
THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR 2021 TRAINING.
Please email email@example.com for place on the waiting list, stating whether AM or PM suits you better.
- Online Singing for Lung Health course
- 6 modules (7 sessions) – each 2 hours over Zoom
- 2 Blocks to choose from (AM or PM)
- Cost £300 for 7 sessions or £50 per session
Choose one of the two learning Blocks offered:
Tuesdays, 4pm – 6pm + two Mondays
- Sep 22: Introduction to Singing for Lung Health
- Sep 29: Still & Moving body
- Oct 6: Lung health & lung disease
- Oct 12 (Monday): Holistic Breath
- Oct 20: The Singing Voice
- Oct 27: Singing for Lung Health (delivery & content part 1)
- Nov 2 (Monday): Singing for Lung Health (delivery & content part 2)
- Nov 10: Optional Q&A (1hr)
Fridays, 10am – 12pm + one Wednesday
- Oct 30: Introduction to Singing for Lung Health
- Nov 6: Still & Moving Body
- Nov 13: Lung health and lung disease
- Nov 18 (Wednesday): Holistic Breath
- Nov 27: The Singing Voice
- Dec 4: Singing for Lung Health (delivery & content part 1)
- Dec 11: Singing for Lung Health (delivery & content part 2)
- Dec 18: Optional Q&A (1 hr)
To give an overview to the context, background, research as well as content and delivery of singing as a tool for people with chronic lung conditions. Welcome to one another and the course modules. What do we bring and what we want to take away?
You will have a clear idea of where and when Singing for Lung Health began, its aims, objectives and outputs along with where it fits into the wider Arts in Health picture, including research and future plans.
“It is fruitless to try to change a breathing pattern until choices become available to a person in the way they stand and move” (Blackaby, P. 2018. Intelligent Yoga. Casita)
To provide an overview of somatic practice and the relationship between body and breath.
You will gain a greater self-awareness of your movement patterns and how they might impact on breathing patterns. You will understand importance of physical activity and expressive gesture. You will have a choice of activity to support both functional and creative movement. You will learn some creative physical warm-up’s to bring awareness to and promote better breathing.
To provide information on respiration and breathing mechanics and how these can be impacted by the pathology of a lung disease. To introduce how singing for lung health might support symptoms and management of breathlessness.
You will gain knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, plus pathology and symptom picture of different chronic lung conditions. An experiential session of Singing for Lung Health will provide and understanding of how singing can support people with different respiratory conditions.
“There is not one correct way to breathe, but there are common ways in which people restrict their breathing” (Farhi, D.1996. The Breathing Book. Holt)
To provide an overview of the inseparable relationship between body, breath, movement, voice and mind.
You will gain knowledge about whole body breathing, mapping and experiencing your own unique breathing pattern. You will gain knowledge and understanding of dysfunctional breathing patterns including hyperventilation and their relationship to physiology, psychology and pathology.
To provide an overview of how the voice works and optimum singing and breathing techniques to support someone with a chronic lung condition.
You will have a basic knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism and a practical understanding of the most efficient breathing for singing. You will learn about some of the vocal issues affecting people with lung conditions plus a toolkit to work with ageing voices, people who have been intubated and/or struggle with dysphonia (voice hoarseness).
To workshop in small groups the delivery and content of the Singing for Lung Health programme.
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.
NB: This module will run over TWO sessions. Participants will be expected to participate practically and to co-lead sessions in break out rooms trying out different musical content.
Skills and competencies
It is expected that to take the full course you have either:
- Taken the introductory course in generic song leading run by Liz Swain or Delia Rosenboom
- Already have the basic skills and competencies as listed on our For Singing Specialists page
If you are a healthcare professional, or relatively new to leading group singing, you may wish to complete one of Delia Rosenboom introductory courses in September first:
- An Online ‘Warm-Ups Workshop’ -The Hows, Whys & Whats of Vocal Warm-ups!
- Essential Teaching Tips & Tools Day Workshop, for Singing Group Leaders
NB: These two courses are not run by The Musical Breath.
Costs and how to pay
You can book for individual sessions at a cost of £50 per session or book all 6 modules (7 sessions) at a cost of £300.
(NB: If you want to take Module 6 you need to have completed all the previous modules.)
Your Zoom link and password will be provided prior to the session, along with details of any resources recommended prior to commencing, during and after course.
Cancellation and refund policy
Numbers will be capped at 18 people per course and a minimum of 12 are required to run course.
- In the unlikely event that a minimum of 12 participants are not booked in for each course, it may be that you are requested to move to another block, or payment will be fully refunded.
- Space is strictly limited to an absolute maximum of 18 participants per course on a first come first serve basis.
- There are no plans to record sessions.
- If for any reason you cancel, refunds will be made depending on the amount of notice given:
- 30+ days notice of cancellation = 80% refund.
- 14- 29 days notice of cancellation = 50% refund
- 0-14 days notice of cancellation = no refund.