Sing Out Loud! Workshop for Social Service Professionals

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.
An image of a lady singing happily with a senior.

Course Run: 7 Sep 2022


Pre-programme requirements:
Applicants must have a good ear, great coordination skills and a love for music and movement. Applicants also need to be patient, adaptable, and responsive to the needs of others.


Registration deadline:
31 Aug 2022

Time: 9am – 6pm
Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Course Fees - Before GST: $120.00
Course Fees - After GST: $128.40

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 persons with dementia opportunities to deepen their engagement with music, through the reminiscence of songs and singing.


In conjunction with World Alzheimer's Month this September, join us for the second run of the Sing Out Loud! Workshop for Social Service Professionals. It is designed to equip and empower staff of Social Service Agencies (SSAs) with the skills and knowledge to run stimulating and engaging singing sessions for persons with dementia.


This one-day programme draws from the core principles of Sing Out Loud! and will allow participants to gain:

  • An understanding of the person-centred approach in using music as a tool to engage persons with dementia

  • Effective communication tips, body language skills and improvisation techniques

  • The practice of using percussion instruments, visual aids, and resources in their sessions


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?

Staff of Social Service Agencies (SSAs) who intend to engage persons with dementia through music


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