Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding

Care-Singer training program for professionals

Will you join the Singing in Care team as a singer? After following the Care-Singer training program you will increase the quality of life of someone with dementia and strengthen his/her self-esteem. You bring relaxation and connection in a time that is often characterized by tension and uncertainty.

The training program is aimed at using Individual Singing Sessions with people with dementia who live at home or in a nursing home. Here you can read more about Individual Singing Sessions.

This is what we ask of you


You are a professional singer and you have completed an education in that direction. You have a warm sound and a healthy functioning voice. Singing is so natural to you that you don’t have to give it a single thought. You have a wide repertoire of songs and are willing to expand it.


You have a friendly, warm and calm personality. You are empathetic and sensitive and can listen and observe well. You are open to feedback and growth. You are careful in your communication and professional in your planning and organization.

Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Kennis van Dementie

Knowledge of Dementia

During the training you will learn a lot about dealing with people with dementia. You are open to a positive and social approach to people with dementia themselves and the people around them. In addition, you are open to learning to work with your intuition and learning to use and ‘read’ verbal and non-verbal communication.


In addition to your musical education or comparable practical experience, a diploma/certificate is recommended as a trainer or coach.

Your motivation

Working in care with people with dementia requires patience. You learn something new every day and this never stops. A challenge that can be both beautiful and sometimes difficult.

We would therefore like to receive your CV and motivation including two a cappella songs in a short (max 5-10 min) video. Be aware of the power of your imperfection 😉

These are the lessons

After every lesson there will be a Q&A a week later to answer any questions.

Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Introductie

Introduction Lesson

  • Acquaintance
  • Theory & practice
  • How we work
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Les 1

Lesson 1: From the stage to healthcare

  • Your qualities as a -singing- musician
  • Art in care
  • Building trust
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Les 2

Lesson 2: BASE Methodology

  • Still, soften and slow down
  • BASE triangle
  • Taking and giving direction
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Les 3

Lesson 3: Intake, Individual Singing Sessions

  • Document Intake
  • Structure Individual Singing Session
  • Personal budget
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Les 4

Lesson 4: Research & Science

  • Gastdocente Anna-Eva Prick,
  • Guest lecturer Anna-Eva Prick, senior researcher and geriatric specialist
  • Media info & links
  • Q & A
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Les 5

Lesson 5: Communication techniques

  • Upper brain and lower brain
  • Listen, tune in & move along
  • Non-verbal communication
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Les 6

Lesson 6: Repertoire

  • Your choices
  • Client choices
  • Musical development in dementia
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Les 7

Lesson 7: Improvisation

  • Beyond the song
  • Sound as connection
  • Vibration Frequency
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Les 8

Lesson 8: Writing a report

  • Construction/structure
  • Head, heart & hands
  • Self-reflection
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Supervisie


  • IIndividual supervision conversations online
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Examenweek


  • Exam online by appointment
Zingen in de Zorg Opleiding Certificaat

Issuing certificates

  • Issuing certificates on location/online

Dates and time

The training program takes place online, two hours every week during a 5-month period. Training program days and times will be published as soon as they are known.

Costs and financing

Your investment for the training program is €1599,00. These prices are exclusive of 21% VAT.

During your training you will work in practice with one or two clients you have found. We will guide you how to find these clients.

Once you have received your certificate, you can stay connected with Singing in Care by becoming a member of the Care-Singer association. Becoming a member offers you a permanent basis for support, information, consultation, network and much more. The regular online meetings are an important part, bringing the latest news, Q & A or a master class. As a member you also receive a personal page on the Singing in Care website and you have access to the Singing in Care intranet with a personal code. You will receive more information after your exam.

Do you have any questions?

Do you want to register for the training?

Is everything clear and do you want to register for the training? This can be done via the form below. Don’t worry: the registration does not oblige you to anything. After registration, we will look at your CV and the video with your motivation and song sung a cappella. We will then contact you for the next steps.