SongShine Classes: 
Get Ready for the Extraordinary

When people come to us barely able to speak – having lost their vocal identity and the ability to communicate with friends, family, and caregivers – it is traumatic. Yet, after just a few classes, the improvement can be astonishing. Integrating everything from vocalises (singing exercises) to physical awareness and relaxation, conscious breathing, diction and articulation exercises, singing with others, and the use of imagination and role playing, our multidisciplinary approach is not only extraordinary and restorative, but also flat-out fun.


Current and Upcoming
Class Schedule

Flagship Class

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Palm Desert / Coachella Valley Flagship Basics Class 


Location:

Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church

47-231 Highway 74 (Miller Hall)

Palm Desert, CA 92260-5946

 

Time:

12:30-1:30 each Monday 

(except December 23 and 30, 2019 and April 13, 2020)

Instructors: Peter Harris and Ruthanna Metzgar

 

For those with Parkinson’s, other neurological disorders, stroke, 

and aging voices.

SongShine Basics includes physical awareness, diaphragmatic costal breathing, relaxation, group and solo singing, vocalises, creative imagination, role play, story building, articulation exercises and more.


Tuition:

Cost is $12.50 per session payable in 10-week blocks.

If you also enroll in SongShine Singers and Players you will receive a 10% discount.

 

Registration: 

Click Here to register on-line now


Convenient and Safe Online Payment Option:

To pay online for your Palm Desert / Coachella Valley courses, select from the drop down menu at the bottom of this column.



Palm Desert / Coachella Valley Flagship 

Singers and Players Class


Location:

Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church

47-231 Highway 74 (Miller Hall)

Palm Desert, CA 92260-5946

 

Preparing our Spring Celebration Concert

'Brigadoon'

For beginners and seasoned singers.

The story and songs come alive as you work with 

Peter Harris and Ruthanna Metzgar

 

Class Time:

Meets Mondays, 2:00 - 3:30pm (90 minutes)

 

Dates:

Each Monday November 18, 2019 – April 6, 2020

(no class December 23 and 30, 2019 and April 13 and 20, 2020)

 

Tuition:

Each 10-week Session is $220 payable online using the PayPal button below or on the first day of class. Caregivers attend at no cost.

 

Prerequisite:

Participants must have completed 10 weeks of SongShine Basics or be concurrently enrolled. You will receive a 10% discount when you enroll in both classes concurrently.

 

Registration: 

Click Here to register on-line now 

Or come to class and register in person

 

Financial Aid: 

Call Terry Huff (309-530-8225) to discuss financial aid

 

If you have questions: 

Ruthanna Metzgar at 425-210-3612 

or email Ruthanna@songshineforparkinsons.org

Peter Harris at 562-234-2860 

or email peter@songshineforparkinsons.org

 

Convenient and Safe Online Payment Option:

To pay online for your Palm Desert / Coachella Valley courses, select from the following drop-down menu:


SongShine Chapters
  

Phoenix SongShine

Time: 
 Meets Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dates: 
January 13 - March 16, 2020

Tuition:
This 10-week Session is $200 ($20/class)

Location: 
All Saints Episcopal Church
6300 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Santa Barbara Room (easy first-floor access)

Contact and Registration: 
 For more information on Phoenix SongShine, please contact
Grace at 408-472-2029 or Rebecca at 602-619-2380


Evansville, IN

https://www.facebook.com/SongshineEvansville

Time: 
 Meets Tuesday at 1:30 pm-2:30pm 
(Come at 1:00pm on the first day only)

Dates:
Fall Session: September 24 to December 17, 2019 (11 weeks - no meeting Thanksgiving week)

Tuition: 
 There is a one-time registration fee of $10, but the Classes are free. 
The Resource Kit (includes textbook, CDs, bookstand, and carry bag) 
is $45 payable at the first class

Location: 
 Aldersgate United Methodist Church 
5130 Lincoln Ave
Evansville, IN 47715
(East off Green River at Lincoln Ave)

Contact: 
 For more information on the Evansville class and to register, 
call Colleen at 812-598-8332

Del Webb SongShine Palm Desert

NOTE: the Del Webb SongShine Palm Desert class is available to Del Webb residents only.

Time: 
 Meets Saturdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dates: 
January 4 - March 7, 2020

Locations: 
Mountain View Clubhouse (Idyllwild Room) on
January 4, 25, and February 8
and
Sunset Club House (Palm Room)
January 11, 18, February 1, 15, 22, 29, and March 7


      North Vancouver, BC, Canada

John Braithwaite Community Center Location:

Time: 
 Meets Thursdays at 1:00 pm-2:00pm 

Dates: 
Call or check back for Upcoming Meeting Dates!

Tuition:
$32.50 for the session (seniors 55+)

Location: 
Anchor Multipurpose Room
John Braithwaite Community Center
145 West 1st Street
North Vancouver, BC Canada

Contact: 
 For more information on the Braithwaite classes, 
call Joani at 604-202-9784 
or email her at joanibye@shaw.ca

Register:
Call the John Braithwaite Community Centre at 604-983-6470, 
and offer bar-code 415569

North Shore Neighbourhood House Location:

Time: 
 Meets Alternate Fridays at 2:00pm-3:00pm 

Dates: 
Call or check back for Upcoming Meeting Dates!

Tuition:
Drop-in, Fee Waived
The Vancouver Brain Injury Association VBIA 
offers a free Brain Gain Fridays program

Location: 
North Shore Neighbourhood House
225 East 2nd Street
North Vancouver, BC Canada

Contact: 
 For more information on the North Shore Vancouver classes, 
call Joani at 604-202-9784 
or email her at joanibye@shaw.ca


Anacortes, WA

Registration is now open for the NEW Anacortes SongShine class, 
held in Anacortes, WA:

Time: 
 Meets Tuesdays from 12:15pm-1:30pm

Dates: 
 Ongoing, meeting weekly

Tuition: 
Classes are free, but donations are accepted.

Location: 
 Anacortes Senior Center
Sunshine Room
1701 22nd Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

Contact and Registration: 
 For more information on the Anacortes classes, 
contact Miriam Fein (mfein@seanet.com) or 206-939-2124


Prince George, BC, Canada

Registration is now open for the NEW Prince George, BC SongShine class:

Time: 
 Meets Mondays from 6:30pm-8:00pm 

Dates: 
On-going 

Tuition: 
 No fee for PG Support Group Members

Location: 
 Spruce Capital Seniors Recreation Centre
3701 Rainbow Drive
Prince George, BC, Canada

Contact and Registration: 
 For more information on the Prince George classes, 
please call Gina Beddome at 250-564-8955

Kelowna, BC, Canada

KELOWNA CHAPTER IS FEATURED ON GLOBAL NEWS CANADA: 
Click here to watch the news story that aired on September 6th and to see the Kelowna group in action.

Rolling registration is now open for the Kelowna, BC SongShine class:

Time: 
 Meets Tuesdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, 
(except for the second Tuesday of the month, 
when they extend to 3:00pm for refreshments after class)

Dates: 
 Ongoing, meeting weekly except for July

Tuition: 
 Classes are free of charge; 
optional Resource Kit is available for $45 
(includes textbook, CDs, bookstand, and carry bag)

Location: 
 Seventh Day Adventist Church
1130 Springfield Road
Kelowna, BC
(corner of Springfield Rd and Gordon Ave - enter from Gordon)

      Turlock, CA

The Turlock, CA SongShine class is on summer recess. Please check back in August for the Fall offerings!

Time: 
 Meets Fridays at 10:00am-11:00am 

Dates: 
Call or check back for Upcoming Meeting Dates!

Tuition: 
 Classes are free of charge; 
optional Resource Kit is available for $45 (includes textbook, CDs, bookstand, and carry bag) 

Location: 
Covenant Village of Turlock
2125 N Olive Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382
Class meets in the Redwood Room

Contact:
For more information on the Turlock class, 
call Paul at 209-216-5620