Music Classes

All Present: A Song Circle for People with Early Stage Memory Loss

All you need to remember is that singing comes from the heart. Bring your voice and join others who like to sing. We'll sing familir standards, songs from musicals, rounds, hymns, and songs from childhood. Song sheet will be provided. You just take a deep breath.

Location:

Greenwood Senior Center 525 N 85th St Seattle, WA

When:

Thursdays 10:30am - Noon
March 20th 2014 - April 24th 2014

Fee:

$40 members / $60 non-members

Contact:

206.297.0875

Anacortes, WA

Song Shine for Parkinson's

Songshine classes provide music based vocal therapy for those with Parkinson's disease, stroke, and other neurological disorders or aging voices.The classes include breathing exercises, vocal and speech exercises, and group singing presented in an educational and interactive style. The underlying focus is to gain vocal strength and have a good time together.

songshineforparkinsons.org

Location:

Anacortes Christian Church - Fireside Room 1211 N Avenue

When:

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00
02/26/14 - 03/30/14

Fee:

None

Contact:

Jerry 360.293.2185 or Alberta 360.293.0375

Portland, OR

The Tremble Clefs of Portland has been specifically developed for people with Parkinson disease who are vocally challenged. Care-partners and family members are also encouraged and welcome to join as support members and singers. Within a fun, supportive, and success-oriented environment, the format of choir sessions is designed to address the needs people with Parkinson’s have in the areas of speech, social connection, and creative self expression. Each session, designed with music therapy techniques, will include vocal exercises infused with musical elements that focus on posture, breathing techniques, breath support, projection, and enunciation. Presented by the Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.

Location:

St. Anne’s Chapel, Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR 97036

When:

Mondays, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
April 4 – June 6, 2012

Fee:

$50 per person, $75 per couple for session

Contact:

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, 503.594.0901, www.pro.eventbrite.com

Shoreline, WA

Song Shine Vocal Strengthening

Research reveals singing allows the brain to access another pathway to strengthen the vocal chords. It is highly recommended for Parkinson’s patients, stroke patients, other neurological disorders, or naturally aging voices. In addition to the drills, and exercises, the course uses old, familiar songs and hymns to sing together, to practice what has been taught. This class/course has been underwritten, there is no fee….workbooks and tapes are free.

Location:

Christa Ministries at King’s Chapel, 19303 Freemont Avenue N.

When:

Thursdays at 1:00 pm
10 weeks

Fee:

None.

Contact:

Mark and Jennie Holland (206) 794-9771 or Helen Hopkins (425) 327-3348

Spokane, WA

Tremble Clefs Singing Group of Spokane

Singing is exceptionally good medicine; known to lift spirits while strengthening voices and facial, throat, and swallowing muscles made weak by PD. The Spokane Tremble Clefs are led by music director Pam Baldwin, MA with Donna Douglas on piano. Presented by the Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane.

 

Location:

Rockwood Retirement South, 2903 E. 25th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99224

When:

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm

Fee:

None.

Contact:

Walt Jakubowski, 509.448.3535 or Spokane PRC, 509.473.2490, www.spokaneparkinsons.org