Since 2016 Sing to Beat Parkinson’s have been delivering training for existing and potential singing leaders. STBP run a flagship training annual residential course at Britten Pears Arts as well as at Morley College, Derby University and in Folkestone.
Since 2020, this training has successfully been established online with over 50 new participants. In total over 200, practitioners have been trained in the STBP model and over 30 new groups have been established. Since 2021, STBP has begun a mentor scheme pairing new participants with established practitioners to offer real life experience of running groups.
From 2022, those practitioners who have completed STBP training online or a live course, can become affiliate STBP members and have access to online resources. From 2022 and subsequently, the completion of the annual flagship residential training course will entitle participants to be an official Sing to Beat Practitioner.