Welcome!     

It can be devastating to lose the ability to speak clearly or communicate effectively with family, friends, or caregivers. Because speech is the cornerstone of communication, SongShine FoundationTM is committed to improving the lives of people with neurologically-compromised speech through low or no cost music-based voice, speech, and drama therapy. Whether you have Parkinson's disease, have had a stroke, have other neurological disorders, or simply an aging voice, we WELCOME you.

Want a SongShine group in your area? Contact us!

Want to train as a SongShine instructor? Contact us!


"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."
Joyce Olson
Portland, Oregon

"SongShine helped me recover my ability to speak again."
Bill Parry
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."
Myron Thielman
Palm Desert, California


Click here for the story behind SongShine's beginning.
            
Brief interviews with some of the SongShine Singers and Players:
Click Here to experience the Magic of SongShine

From Isolated and Afraid to Stimulated and Participating:
Making a Difference in People's Voices and Lives
Click Here to Read More



What's Coming Up:

KELOWNA SONGSHINE INFORMATIONAL: 
Kelowna SongShine Participants Presents "SongShine" to the Kelowna PD support group and others interested in the experiencing the program. May 7, 2015; 7pm, at First Mennonite Church (1305 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC).

COACHELLA VALLEY / PALM DESERT CLASSES The Coachella Valley / Palm Desert SongShine has two summer classes open for registration. Click here for more information and to register and pay online.

KELOWNA CLASS Kelowna, BC SongShine class is on-going, meeting every week. See the Classes page for more information.

SongShine In The News:

NEW!
The first ever SongShine Retreat 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.