Mentoring opportunity singing for health & wellbeing

Submitted by Sound Resource on July 11, 2016 - 09:42
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Closing Date: 
Sunday, 9 October, 2016

Love singing and interested in people? Would you like to get involved with running singing groups? Free mentoring offered by local charity Sound Resource, who run accessible community-based singing sessions for adults in Oxfordshire. These groups are valued for their health and wellbeing benefits, and participants include people living with diagnoses such as dementia, Parkinson’s and lung conditions (as well as members of the general public!). Have a look at Sound Resource ‘sessions’ page for an idea (see
If you’d like to develop or transfer skills in order to run similar groups yourself, why not consider applying to be mentored by a Sound Resource practitioner? This would include an initial assessment, followed by tailored input and a placement (including some co-leading practice). We have a few places available to start this autumn; thanks to grant funding they are free of charge.
Mentees who successfully complete the scheme qualify to become part of Sound Resource’s practitioner network, with opportunities to develop work and be part of a peer support and learning community.
Previous mentees have said: “I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor” “Fantastic tailored opportunity which enabled me to bring my own style to the teaching” “My self-confidence has improved, and I feel affirmed in my desire to run singing groups for older people” “I found the experience of being on a mentee placement with Sound Resource extremely valuable. The opportunity to learn first hand from experienced leaders in a music and well-being setting was excellent. The placement was supportive while providing opportunities for artists like me to be creative and to experiment with our own ideas and ways of doing things. I especially enjoyed working with a mixed community group where the singing was clearly having an impact bringing people together to support each other whatever their social and wellbeing requirements.”
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