A National Conference in Singing and Health
We are delighted to present our National Conference examining Singing and Health, which will take place at the Bluecoat, Liverpool on Friday 16 March.
What is it about?
Through a number of presentations from top vocal experts, the groundbreaking one day event will provide an opportunity to share best practice and discover the latest breakthroughs in the field of singing and health. The day will also comprise of discussion sessions and a short vocal performance from the Sense of Sound Singers.
Who are the speakers?
Phoene Cave – Head of Music Services for Inner London for Nordoff Robbins and Victoria Hume – Arts Manager at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
‘Singing for Breathing’
Cave and Hume will explain how they work with patients to improve breathing, vocal exercises, postural work and group singing. Hume will also present on her work with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Dane Chalfin – Director of the British Voice Association
‘Inside the Singing Larynx‘
Participants will be guided through self-palpation, anatomical models and endoscopic video footage through the anatomy and physiology of the larynx and pharynx in a variety of singing styles to further understanding of the dynamic interplay between vocal structures that help us make sounds.
Trish Vella Burrows – Assistant Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Music, Arts & Health
‘Singing and Dementia’
Vella Burrows will present on The therapeutic benefits and barriers to care staff singing to people living with dementia to mutually support their collective well-being.
Sara Harris – Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
‘Speech Therapy and Singers: Why Speech therapy and what does it have to offer?’
This talks looks at what Speech therapy has to offer singers, how it differs from singing teaching, how the speaking voice can impact on the singing voice and what sort of treatment a singer in trouble could expect if referred for voice therapy
Who is it for?
Those working as health educators and researchers, speech therapists, vocal coaches, singers and anyone with an interest in singing and health.
Friday 16 March
10am – 5pm
Tickets: Individuals: £40 Organisations: £55 (price includes lunch and refreshments)
EARLY BIRD OFFER Book before 2 March to receive a discount on delegate price – Individuals: £30 Organisations: £45
How to Book:
You can book now by clicking here
Alternatively, book in person at the Bluecoat Tickets and Information, School Lane, Liverpool or by calling 0151 702 5324