What We Offer

For Singing Specialists

We offer three specific training opportunities for singing teachers, music therapists and community choir leaders.

Singing for Lung Health Training

For experienced community music and singing practitioners, community choir leaders, music therapists or singing teachers, who have the following skills and competencies:

  • Confident in leading singing and musical facilitation for groups
  • A core repertoire that can be taught by ear
  • Deliver some simple physical, breathing and vocal warm up exercises
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of vocal and respiratory anatomy and physiology
  • A personal practice that incorporates exercise, relaxation, movement or meditation.

We are delighted to offer the only standard 3 day Singing for Lung Health training supported by the British Lung Foundation.  This course will provide the knowledge and understanding to work safely and creatively with people with chronic lung conditions.

Handouts will be provided covering class content and delivery and ideas for setting up a group. You will be responsible for promotion and fundraising. You will have access to promotional slide set, an online resource, ongoing CPD & peer mentoring from nearly 200 other trained singing leaders via a Facebook group.

  • 3 days, group workshop
  • 2 or 3 facilitators
  • Minimum of 12 participants to run this workshop (maximum 16)
Email us to register interest.

Introduction to Leading Community Singing

Are you a singing teacher who works mainly with individuals?  A music therapist who would like more confidence around group work?  An activities co-ordinator who has run a sing-a-long?  Wanting to develop your musical skills to lead singing in groups? 

This one day introduction will provide the basics to facilitate singing in groups. You will gain an overview of how to structure a session, the content and delivery of physical, breath and vocal warm-ups, how to teach pulse, tempo and melody ‘by ear’ and structure, as well the basics of musical non-verbal communication i.e. ‘song leading’. It is really important to note this day is a generic introduction and will not give you the skills to lead a group of singers with lung conditions . It will provide a useful introduction for those who wish to progress to the standard 3 day training.

  • One day
  • Minimum of 8.  Maximum of 16 participants.
Email us to register interest.

Managing Stress : Maintaining Wellbeing

This day is for everyone who works in the caring professions who would like support in ongoing stress management. This may include midwives, medical students, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, teachers and paramedics. This is also open to music therapists, community musicians and singing leaders working in challenging settings. 

This day invites us to bring awareness to our stress levels through embodied and creative practice.  We will discover our strengths and challenges and the best way to support and resource ourselves as care givers. It will be an entirely practical day.

  • One day
  • Minimum of 8.  Maximum of 16 participants.
Email us to register interest.