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Dementia-Inclusive Music Training: Dumfries

13th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day of dementia-inclusive music training for choir leaders and organisers, community workers, and care and health professionals .

About this Event

This training day is designed to help leaders interested in this field of work to develop new and stronger skills and knowledge around choral leadership, group management and dementia-inclusive practice, so we can increase the accessibility of choirs and singing opportunities across Scotland to people living with dementia and their carers.

The day will consist of a combination of Dementia Inclusion Training led by Age Scotland, Community Music Training led by composer and community music specialist Stephen Deazley, and Group Management Training led by Making Music.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please make all dietary requirements known when booking.

Who is this event for?

Choir and community leaders and organisers who currently run dementia-inclusive choirs or would like to make their practice dementia-inclusive, professionals working in the care and healthcare environments who would like to develop their music skills, and anyone who wishes to develop their knowledge about dementia-inclusive work and explore approaches to running high quality singing activities.

What will you learn?

At the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the various types of dementia and how these impact on people‚Äôs abilities and feelings
  • Explain/demonstrate the value and benefits of singing as a group for people living with dementia and their family/carers
  • Explain/demonstrate key communication approaches
  • Explain/demonstrate an ability to choose and teach suitable repertoire in an accessible way
  • Explain/demonstrate an ability to engage the interest of participants with dementia and encourage them to develop new skills through participation in a choir
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead a choir within an inclusive environment that caters for all abilities and needs

Dementia Inclusive Choirs Network

This training event is part of a new Dementia Inclusive Choirs Network which will widen singing opportunities for people living with dementia across Scotland. The network is supported by Life Changes Trust and The Baring Foundation, in partnership with Age Scotland, Scottish Care and Making Music.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can call the Luminate office on 0131 668 8066 or email [email protected].

If you are a carer and will incur additional costs to cover your caring responsibilities in order to attend this event, please contact [email protected] to request support.

Please click here to register.


13th October 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm




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