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.

Course Run: 23 May 2024

(Closing date for registration: 26 Apr 2024)

Course Run: 7 Oct 2024

(Closing date for registration: 6 Sep 2024)

Time: 9am – 6pm
Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, The Cube
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Course Fees - Before GST: $180.00
Course Fees - After GST: $196.20
Staff of eligible Community Care organisations may use their Community Care Training Grant (CCTG) for this workshop, with the approval of their organisation. For more information on the CCTG, please visit: www.aic.sg/partners/community-care-training-grant

Sing Out Loud! Workshop (for Social Service Professionals) is a programme under the Esplanade Academy 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! , an Esplanade community engagement programme conceptualised in partnership with Dementia Singapore in 2016. It will allow participants to gain:

 

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

  • Effective music improvisation techniques

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

 

About the facilitator

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 living with dementia in partnership with Dementia Singapore since 2016.

 

Who should attend?

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

 

Applicants must have a good ear, great coordination skills and a love for music and movement.

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