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Sat 14th July to Sun 15th July
BECOME A SINGING FOR LUNG HEALTH LEADER

BECOME A SINGING FOR LUNG HEALTH LEADER
FREE TRAINING & BURSARIES FROM THE BRITISH LUNG FOUNDATION (BLF)
Training course: 14 & 15 July 2018, Cardiff
To register or find out more, contact Rebecca Rickard, BLF Project Officer at Rebecca.rickard@blf.org.uk / 03000 030 555
Applications are now open for a funded training programme to become a Singing for Lung Health leader in Wales.
We are looking for music therapists, singing teachers and community singing group leaders, who are confident group facilitators.
You will take part in a free two-day training course and will receive handouts and ongoing supervision and peer mentoring, as well as a £600 bursary and practical support from the BLF, to help you set up and deliver a sustainable Singing for Lung Health group in your area. This funding will cover your fees for the first 12 weeks.  After that we anticipate that you will be able to sustain the group with suitable funding options (which may include a contribution from participants). We will also provide a £500 grant towards room hire and provide marketing materials.
Prior to training we are looking for experienced community singing leaders, with a core of repertoire which can be taught by ear, simple physical, breathing and vocal warm up exercises, and a basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the voice as well as knowledge and understanding of the appropriate posture for singing.
This project is run by the BLF in consultation with music therapist and vocal coach Phoene Cave, with funding from the National Lottery.  Singing has been shown to have a positive impact on people living with a lung condition, greatly improving their physical and psychological well-being.
To find out more about the project, please take a look at patient John’s blog  https://www.blf.org.uk/your-stories/singing-makes-me-feel-better and this video of a Singing for Lung Health group based in Cambridge: https://vimeo.com/228864602
For further information on research in this area please see Singing for Lung Health – a systematic review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27906158
If you want to be involved but are unavailable on 14 & 15 July, please get in touch to discuss other course dates.

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