As part of the exciting new collaboration with St. Joseph’s Hospice we aim to expand the number of musicians working with people with Parkinson’s. We are therefore looking for a community musician interested in developing their skills and working with a dance artist to deliver a pilot ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s’ community class in Hackney. The role of an apprentice musician will involve training with Danielle Teale as the lead dance artist and shadowing experienced musicians to develop skills in working with people with Parkinson’s. The musician will then be involved in creative planning and design of class content as well as accompaniment for dance activities including seated and standing dance encouraging freedom of expression, a chance to engage with narrative, storytelling, and improvisation. The musician will be an accompanist and leader delivering some musical sections of the class such as rhythmic and vocal work.

If you are interested in this role or want to find out more, please contact Danielle Teale, or send your CV and a covering letter / email with an explanation of why you are interested to Charlotte Griffin-Jones at St. Joseph’s Hospice on

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 September and musicians will be asked to an interview on Monday 3 October.

More information about the Dancing with Parkinson’s pilot programme can be found here: