Training & other services

Our training consists of workshops for singing leaders and allied health professionals.  We cater for both those starting out and more advanced practitioners.

In addition we offer supervision and consultancy, and presentations.

Workshops

Please note, the rates quoted are for individuals wanting training – if you are an organisation who can provide a venue and other facilities, discount rates maybe available.

Do email us whatever your circumstance and we can structure a bespoke training as needed.

Level 1 : Introduction to Leading Group Singing

Group facilitation in community singing. An overview for non specialists in how to lead basic physical warm ups, vocal and breathing warm up’s, rhythm and pitch games and how to teach songs ‘by ear’ i.e. call and response.

This is a course for any singing teachers and vocal coaches interested in the Singing for Lung Health programme who have never led any group singing before, as well as respiratory physiotherapists who may be experienced in leading pulmonary rehabilitation classes but who have never led singing.

Included in this introductory course will be feedback as to whether progressing to the standard level 2 course would be suitable, or what other CPD might be explored before applying. It is an entirely practical workshop and handouts will not be provided.

This introductory workshop is not focused on ‘lung specific’ delivery and will not qualify anyone to work with people with chronic respiratory conditions. It will however introduce the practical elements of leading group singing.

Details

  • 1 day
  • Group workshop
  • Minimum of 10 participants to run this workshop (maximum 14)

Recommended Resources

“This is a Voice” by Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher

Cost

£125 per person

Email us to express an interest

Level 1 : Introduction to Vocal Anatomy & Physiology

Recommended for anyone thinking of attending the standard training who wants to know more about how the voice and breath work together to produce sound.

Details

  • 2 hours
  • Virtual workshop
  • 1 facilitator
  • Minimum of 4 participants (maximum 6)

Recommended Resources

“This is a Voice” by Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher

Cost

£50 per person

Email us to express an interest

Level 2 : Standard Training

For experienced community music and singing practitioners, community choir leaders, music therapists or singing teachers, who havethe 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.

This has the same content as the training course that the British Lung Foundation funded for 4 years.  You will be able to start running singing groups for people with chronic lung conditions.

Handouts will cover class content and delivery and setting up a group but you will be responsible for set up, promotion and fundraising. You will have access to promotional slide set, a closed facebook group supporting all singing for lung health leaders who have trained either with the British Lung Foundation or The Musical Breath and a dropbox folder with a plethora of resources and reading material.

You can also sign up for further advanced online courses.

Details

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

Recommended Resources

Singing for Breathing CD by Phoene Cave

Cost

£375 per person for full three days

Email us to express an interest

Level 3 : Advanced

A series of stand alone courses delivered by one of our team which can be taken after Level 1 and Level 2 or booked independently.

Breathe to Sing : Sing to Breathe

A deeper practical exploration of the relationship between breath, phonation, resonation and articulation and how each influences the other with specific focus on a bespoke toolkit of vocal and breathing exercises for using when facilitating singing activity with people with a chronic lung condition.

Details

  • 2 hours
  • Via video conferencing

Cost

£50 for the workshop

Reflective practice

Explore how self-reflection skills can expand your understanding, sustain your growth as a singing leader and help you create sessions that are meaningful and fun for both you and your participants

Details

  • 2 hours workshop
  • Via videoconferencing

Cost

£50 for the workshop

Respiratory Lung Disease

Physiology and symptoms of chronic lung conditions as well as an overview of the differences and similarities between obstructive conditions such as COPD which affects the airways and restrictive conditions such as IPF which affect the tissues.

Details

  • 2 hours
  • Via video conferencing

Cost

£50 for the workshop

The Holistic Breath

An introduction to understanding how dysfunctional breathing patterns form (with or without a chronic lung disease), such as hyperventilation syndrome, plus how to support  awareness and change.

Details

  • 2 hours workshop
  • Via videoconferencing

Cost

£50 for the workshop

Email us to express an interest

Please let us know which of the Advanced modules you are interested in and we will let you know the next date it will be available.

In addition, all of these can be delivered face-to-face as 1 day stand-alone workshops. Please contact us for more details.

Additional services

Supervisions and consultations

Please contact us if you are interested in ongoing supervision about present work you are already doing within the music therapy and arts, health and wellbeing fields (supporting self-care, self-awareness and best practice).

If you are thinking about starting a project but are not sure where to start, please do get in contact. We can offer a one-off consultation around resources and logistics.

Email us to express an interest

Workshops and presentations

Please contact us if you would like a one-off educational presentation and/or a practical workshop.

Conference presentations include:

  • AESOP National Arts in Health Conference
  • Association of British Choral Directors
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care
  • Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists
  • British Association of Music Therapy
  • British Lung Foundation
  • Interstitial Lung Disease Interdisciplinary Network
  • Primary Care Respiratory Society

Workshops inlcude:

  • British Voice Association
  • Brunel University Occupational therapy dept
  • Imperial College London
  • National Heart & Lung Institute
  • Southbank Centre London
  • Wellcome Foundation
Email us to express an interest