(2 half day sessions)
17 & 24 Sep 2022
Applicants must have a good ear and a love for music.
27 Aug 2021, Fri, 6pm.
Music has the power to unlock memories, to be a safe place and to offer solace for persons with dementia. Research has shown that music and singing are beneficial to those with dementia, offering a way for them to move beyond the disease and as an important channel of communication when others are challenged.
In conjunction with World Alzheimer’s Month, join us for the inaugural Sing Out Loud! Workshop for Caregivers this September. Organised by the Esplanade Academy, this programme is designed to equip family caregivers of persons with mild dementia with the skills and knowledge to engage their loved ones meaningfully and confidently through music. In this two-day programme, participants will learn how to use music as a means to deeply connect, comfort and stimulate creative expression with their loved ones.
The programme will allow participants to learn:
Strategies in using music to engage their loved ones with mild dementia
Active and receptive forms of musical engagement
The use of percussion instruments and simple resources in day-to-day auditory stimulation and exercises
Sing Out Loud! is a community engagement programme by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease Association. Conceptualised in 2016, the programme seeks to provide opportunities for persons with dementia to deepen their engagement with music, through the reminiscence of songs and singing.
About the trainer
Angelina Choo is a trained singer who has been singing and performing for over 30 years in choirs and a cappella ensembles. She is the founder and Artistic Director of The A Cappella Society and Urban Music Productions, overseeing concert projects, training projects, and directing ensembles. She has also done choral conducting work in the past.
Esplanade’s Community Engagement team has been working with Angelina to run Sing Out Loud! for seniors since 2014, and with persons with dementia in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease Association since 2016.
Who should attend?
Community artists, music students and music educators who intend to engage persons with dementia through music
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