In partnership between the Welsh Academy of Professional Practice, University of Wales (Trinity St David) and Voice Workshop Ltd.
PG Cert/MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy): Specialising in Singing for Health and Wellbeing - Online
Singing for Health has become a significant area of research and interest in the past two decades in the UK. There are specialised practitioner training courses, initiatives and programmes designed to grow Singing for Health opportunities. This course is the first academic accredited pathway facilitating the study of Singing for Health in the UK and will be ran in association with the Singing for Health Network. Students will be at the forefront of innovation in this new programme, with the opportunity to engage in Master’s level research culminating in a Voice Pedagogy MA.
This course will equip learners with knowledge of the history and development of the singing for health movement. Drawing on decades of research, you will learn about targeted approaches to specific health conditions and explore the skills, qualities, and attributes required for this work. The course will explore working within the Healthcare system, including Social Prescribing, and present a range of avenues for developing Singing for Health practice, which is underpinned by research and evidence.
Enrolment on this course will include an annual subscription to the Singing for Health Network (SHN). Students on this course will have opportunities to platform their research via the SHN alongside other high-profile conferences. Previous students MA have presented at EuroVox, BVA and Spheres of Singing. They have published with AOTOS and VASTA and received funding from NHS and the Lottery to establish both research and outreach programmes. The Network aims to bridge research and practice and provide a platform for practitioners and researchers to connect and collaborate.
The MA pathway is an online programme open to both UK and International Students. We operate a policy of inclusivity, and we do not charge additional international fees. The course blends live interaction with pre-recorded videos and a wealth of carefully collated resources.
There will be live teaching days on zoom, and these are recorded to maximise flexibility, enabling International Study. You will have access to a library of high-quality resources, including a handbook for the module and information about research methods. You will have access to tutorial support during the course and academic support. You will register with the University of Wales Trinity St David, where you can also access a range of resources through the student portal.
Emily Foulkes talks briefly about research and the impact of Singing for Health.
- Introduction to Singing for Health – history, research, policy, current landscape, Social Prescribing, Singing for Health model
- Qualities, attributes and skills of a practitioner – what is required?
- Planning, delivering and evaluating programmes/sessions – what to consider including ethics, safeguarding, funding
- Trauma and Mental Health Practice – embedding research into practice for all participants and considering implications for practitioner mental health and well-being
Introduction to different areas of Singing for Health research including;
- Lung health
- Brain injury, including stroke and Dementia
- Chronic Pain
- Postnatal depression
- Using Multi-modal practice (Yoga, Mindfulness, Qi Gong, Movement, Sound Therapy & other creative practices)
- Ageing voice – voice care
- Children and young people
- Self-care for practitioners
- Reflective practice
- Consolidation of learning
- Outlining the parameters of the research project
- Research methods
- Discussing and developing research projects and ideas
MA: £8,995 VAT inclusive
PGCert: £2,995 VAT inclusive
For UK students, student finance is available for the full MA.
It is possible to undertake the training separately without enrolling onto the MA.
If you are interested in enrolling on our MA, please view our MA professional practice (Voice Pedagogy)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and dates.