Music Classes

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.

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Location:

Anacortes Christian Church - Fireside Room 1211 N Avenue

When:

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00

Fee:

None

Contact:

Alberta 360.293.0375

Bellevue, WA

Tremolos: Choir for Parkinson's Through a fun series of breathing and vocal exercises, you can improve the volume, projection and quality of your voice. Choir director, Judi Spencer will lead you through singing classic songs with accompaniment.

Location:

Music Works Nothwest, 1331 118th Avenue SE #400 Bellevue, WA 98005

When:

Tuesdays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fee:

Suggested donation: $5 per class

Contact:

Judi Spencer [email protected]

Olympia, WA

Parkinson's Music Therapy

Music therapy can help with articulation if speech becomes slurred and unclear. Music therapy is an effort to improve overall health and wellbeing.

Location:

Olympia Senior Center 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501

When:

Wednesday 10:00-11:00am

Fee:

Open to the public

Contact:

Olympia Senior Center 360-586-6181, www.southsoundseniors.org

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

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 1:15-2:15pm
10 week session

Fee:

None.

Contact:

Mark and Jennie Holland (206) 794-9771 [email protected]

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:

Parkinson Resource Center, 613 S Washington, Spokane, WA

When:

Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Fee:

None

Contact:

Cyndi Cook, Spokane PRC, 509.443.3361, www.spokaneparkinsons.org