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Welcome to SongShine. Innovative, original, and profound, SongShine is a music and creative imagination based immersive, holistic program that strengthens voices. Whether you (or someone you know) have a diminished voice due to Parkinson’s, stroke, another neurological disease, or aging, our program harnesses the power of brain, breath, and emotion to transcend limitations and help people thrive. SongShine’s program reclaims voices and transforms lives. Inspiring? Absolutely.
A Program That’s Both Heart and Science.
SongShine is designed around the leading edge science of neuroplasticity – the human brain’s ability to reorganize itself and change. By stimulating alternative brain pathways, singing and music fortify the voice and facilitate speech recovery. The brain’s ability to rewire is miraculous, which is why SongShine is so powerful. Think of it as heart and science.
Because speech is the cornerstone of communication, SongShine is committed to improving the lives of people with neurologically-compromised speech. We train instructors using singing, speech, and creative imagination to strengthen voices. Whether you are a prospective instructor, have Parkinson's disease, stroke, other neurological disorders, or simply have an aging voice, we WELCOME you.
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"Before taking SongShine classes, my voice was so soft I could barely hear myself."
Palm Springs, California
[ Harry is now able to speak on the phone, carry on conversations with people for extended time and resume activities
that require the use of his voice. Harry has made an excellent solo CD and has sung in karaoke settings.
He made his solo singing debut with the SongShine Singers in February 2008.
Prior to developing Parkinson's, Mr. Hulson was an accountant; after SongShine, music has become a new passion. ]
"As my Parkinson's has progressed, I have been fearful that I would have to quit singing
and that my speaking voice would just get softer and softer. Now I know that won't happen.
You [SongShine] have changed my life forever."
"SongShine helped me recover my ability to speak again."
Covenant Village of Turlock, California
"Four years ago, I noticed a tremor in my right hand. My voice was getting weaker. I have Parkinson's.
Then three years ago, I discovered SongShine. I'm not as sad as I used to be.
Now I'm happier and my voice is coming back -- I sing every day -- I have many new friends.
SongShine has changed my life."
Palm Desert, California
COACHELLA VALLEY / PALM SPRINGS CLASSES:
The Coachella Valley / PalmSprings SongShine
has Spring and Summer Classes open for registration. Click here for more information and to register online.
The Evansville, IN, SongShine has 2017 classes open for registration. Click here for more information and to register online.
VANCOUVER ISLAND CLASSES:
The Vancouver Island, BC, SongShine has classes in two locations with on-going classes. Click here for more information and to register online.
Kelowna, BC SongShine class is on-going, meeting every week. See the Classes page for more information.
The Nainamo News Bulletin has a great article featuring the Vancouver Island SongShine group. Click here to read the article.
The Vancouver Island SongShine class was featured in the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. Click here to read the article and to learn more about this brand new SongShine satellite group.
The Evansville, IN SongShine class was featured on WNIN, the regional public radio affiliate. Journalist Paola Marizan visited the class, interviewed volunteers, and wrote a wonderful piece. Click here to read the article and listen to the radio broadcast.
The first ever SongShine Conference in Cannon Beach was a huge success. Aside from being well-attended, the feedback from the participants has been over-the-top positive! Click here to see a video / slideshow that was put together by Judi Spencer.
The Kelowna, BC SongShine class is featured on the Go! Okanagan program on Shaw TV. Click here to view the news segment.
On August 14, 2014, SongShine Evansville volunteers presented a one hour workshop as part of the Mid-America Institute on Aging, which was held a the University of Southern Indiana. Click here for more details.
Evansville SongShine is featured in Maturity Journal. Click here to read the article.
Anacortes SongShine is featured in the Skagit Valley Herald. Click here to read the article.
SongShine Coachella Valley / Palm Desert join forces with Pegasus Foundation to bring cheer to children and create a Flash Mob surprise for all present. Click here to watch the video!
Palm Desert / Coachella Valley SongShine is featured in The Desert Health News! Click here to read the article.
Evansville SongShine class is featured in the Evansville Courier and Press Newspaper! Click here to read the article.
Anacortes SongShine is mentioned in the Anacortes American weekly newspaper. Click here for the article.
Evansville SongShine class is featured on Channel 14 news! Click here for the video, photo, and article.
Video - "I'm Still Me" at SongShine Celebration Concert
Video - "Getting the Voice Back Through SongShine"
SongShine is featured in Desert Health News. Click here to see the article and photos.