Helen Vincent-Tibke is an original founder of Singplicity and believes in acknowledging everyone’s right to sing and encouraging people to sing with the voice they have.
She is based in South Wales and is lucky enough to earn a living from getting people to sing. She has a music degree and a PGCE from Exeter University and taught in both the primary and secondary sectors for over 20 years.
She runs 3 community singing groups, The Old Recs, the Crick Howlers and the Monnow Mouths and for the past 9 years has worked in association with the Alzheimer’s Society as a Singing for the Brain Facilitator.
Her Arts and Health based Mind Music work takes her into care homes and hospitals to enable people to keep singing even when their minds and bodies are slowing down and the Cake and Chorus sessions provide a musical and social opportunity for ex-carers and those who like singing and eating cake!
She also works with the Arts Council of Wales as a Creative Agent for the Lead Creative Schools Scheme which provides opportunities to develop innovative and bespoke programmes of learning designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools.
She has recently completed an MA in Arts Practice (Health and Well Being) at the University of South Wales, where the relationship between people living with dementia and music formed the major part of her work. She is now hoping to do a PhD on the effect that living with dementia has on musicians.