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Singing can greatly improve your physical and psychological wellbeing.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in partnership with Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are running 16 free singing sessions for Greenwich residents living with Parkinson’s.

Fridays | 10:00 – 11:15 | Online via Zoom*

Who is this group aimed at?

This singing group is aimed at people living with Parkinson’s who are looking for ways to manage their condition and meet those who have also been affected by Parkinson’s. You may have lived with Parkinson’s for some time or have recently been diagnosed. You do not need any musical ability to join the group, all levels of experience are very welcome.

What will happen in a typical singing for lung health session?

Led by trained Singing for Parkinson’s practitioner Nicola Wydenbach, this group is designed to improve the voice and help manage Parkinson’s whilst taking part in a fun and social activity. A typical session will begin with a vocal and physical warm up to practice breathing techniques before learning and singing some well-known songs.

These sessions will take place online via Zoom.

*Covid-19 regulations permitting, some sessions may be held at The Plumstead Centre.

How can singing benefit people living with Parkinson’s?

As the condition progresses, the larynx becomes weaker which impacts the volume and strength of the voice. Singing has been found to alleviate some of these symptoms and improve the voice.

Session Dates

Fridays | 10:00 – 11:15
Online via Zoom.

*Covid-19 regulations permitting, some sessions may be held at The Plumstead Centre.

Friday 3rd September

Friday 10th September

Friday 17th September*

Friday 24th September

Friday 1st October*

Friday 8th October

Friday 15th October

Friday 22nd October

Friday 29th October*

Friday 5th November*

Friday 12th November

Friday 19th November*

Friday 26th November

Friday 3rd December

Friday 10th December*

Friday 17th December*

There will be 16 sessions in total.

How do I join?

Please register your interest here

Nicola Wydenbach

Nicola Wydenbach is a graduate of the RCM where she was supported by a scholarship from Diva Opera. She has sung for English National Opera, Scottish Opera, the Monteverdi Choir, Philharmonia Voices and London Voices.

She is a highly experienced vocal coach having worked for ROH, ENO, the BBC, Surrey Arts, Sing Up, Snape Maltings, Streetwise Opera and Garsington. She has recently been Musical Director for Snappy Operas, Mahogany Opera in Tower Hamlets and Cumbria. She is currently MD for the D’Vine Singers in Sevenoaks and Aviva in central London.

Nicola is a specialist in working with people with Parkinson’s and is Director of training for Sing to Beat Parkinson’s Training | Sing to Beat Parkinson’s as well as running two London singing groups. She has been running courses to train the next generation of artists to work with people living with Parkinson’s at Snape, Morley College and Trinity Laban for the last five years and has recently published her first book on the subject.

Nicola is also a specialist working with people with mental health conditions. She is currently MD of the Mind and Soul Community Choir Home – Mind & Soul Choir. She specialises in being able to run one off or short term interventions for maximum impact, taking into account the often transient nature of the groups involved, the fluctuating levels of mental and physical wellness and the varying musical skills of participants.

Contact Us

If you would like the registration form in a different format or have any questions, contact Flora Faith-Kelly, Project coordinator, Learning & Participation (Music) at Trinity Laban on 020 8305 4390 | L&PEnquiries@trinitylaban.ac.uk.