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 vocal therapy. Whether you have Parkinson's disease, have had a stroke, have other neurological disorders, or simply an aging voice, we WELCOME you.
SongShine is not intended to replace scientifically based traditional medicine, regular visits to your doctor, traditional speech therapy, or physical therapy.
SongShine was developed from information gleaned throughout forty-plus years of teaching voice, reading, working with speech pathologists and otolaryngologists, and exploring ideas with colleagues. It is my hope that being a part of the SongShine family will give you a greater appreciation for the joy and healing power or music.
Click here for the story behind SongShine's beginning.
Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar,SongShine Founder and Director
Online Registrations for the SongShine Certification Training, September 26 - 28, 2013, in Seattle, WA at the lovely Talaris Conference Center. Click here for more details. Limited scholarship funds are available for those with a genuine need. Please call Dr. Metzgar directly (see Contact Us) to inquire further. Register soon! Early-Bird Discount of 15% ends June 20! Register with a colleague and receive an additional 10% off of both registrations.
Palm Desert Summer 2013 SongShine Classes!
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.