The Residential Days
The Online Component
Arrival: 4pm Wednesday November 15th
Departure: 4pm Friday November 17th
Your first class will take place on Wednesday after you have had time to settle in, unpack and have a look around the glorious grounds and venue!
VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
The course takes place at Charney Manor in Wantage, Oxfordshire. The manor house is a 13th Century conference and retreat centre in its own beautiful grounds covering some 3 acres. It is an incredibly peaceful, calm location close to a pretty village (and a great pub!) it sits within the triangle of the M5, M4 and M40.
The building has free WiFi throughout, a TV room and plenty of free parking.
Each of the modest but comfortable en suite rooms includes tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Some of the rooms still maintain their original period features, and each room is unique. Please note that there are no TVs in the bedrooms, but there is nothing to stop you watching on your tablet or laptop, should you wish to switch off from the learning at the end of the day!
The venue is not a hotel so don't expect a bar on site (but did we mention that wonderful pub just five minutes walk away)?
Charney Manor is renowned for its high quality, traditional home cooked meals which are freshly prepared on-site using locally sourced ingredients. A continental breakfast is served each morning as standard, and lunch and evening meals are also included in the course fees. A range of alternative diets can be catered for - please let us know about any special requirements on your application form so that we can liaise with the staff at the manor.
Should you wish to do a little sight-seeing on the Wednesday before arriving at the manor house, The Uffington White Horse and the historic Kelmscott Manor are less than 15 miles away.
Please note: if you are not able to drive to the venue, Charney Manor is a 30 minute taxi ride from Didcot and Oxford Railway Stations. Should sufficient attendees require it, we can arrange for a transfer for a small group from the railway station to the venue and back again on the Friday, at additional cost.
Course begins: Monday September 25th
Ends: Monday February 19th
The course comprises four modules, each of which will take roughly four weeks to complete. There is a built-in break from 18th December to 7th January to allow for the busy Christmas period.
Also part of the course are two scheduled webinars with our course leaders Christine and Claire. They will present topics live, then take your questions. A great way to consolidate your learning! Don't worry if for some reason you can't attend the webinars as they happen - they will be recorded and made available to you afterwards.
Don't worry if you're not used to online learning - we will give you all the help you need, from start to finish! You'll also be able to chat online with the other people on your course, as well as having the support of your course leaders.
Learning about how to set up and run a Sing 4 Health Group
Exploring the different health conditions and symptoms that may benefit from singing (Parkinson’s disease, dementia, chronic lung conditions, cancer) - to include:
Understanding Singing for wellbeing - to include:
Running your Sing 4 Health / wellbeing group - to include:
Resources and repertoire - to include:
1st online module begins:
2nd online module begins
Residential at Charney Manor
1st live webinar
3rd online module begins
4th online module begins
2nd live webinar
25th September 2017
30th October 2017
15th - 17th November 2017
Late November / early December (to be confirmed)
4th December 2017
18th December - 7th January
22nd January 2018
Late January / early February (to be confirmed)
19th February 2018
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm,
Sat 10am - 1pm
excluding public holidays
Accounts & Invoicing
Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts.
Our own Ria Keen is a proud patron!
Our great friend Robert Lunte at The Vocalist Studio in Seattle.
Our partner agency.