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.

Some of the groups work only with SongShine's basic curricula, but other groups do some level of performing, whether for an assisted living center, support group, or a public concert. Samples of a public concert presentation by the SongShine Coachella Valley / Palm Desert group are below. Click on the link to watch the video.




Current and Upcoming
Class Schedule

Palm Desert / Coachella Valley, CA

SongShine Basics: Strengthening Your Voice 
Voice and speech strengthening through physical and breath awareness, 
vocalises, group singing, creative expression, playing a role, imagination, improvisation. Excellent for Parkinson's, stroke, 
other neurological disorders or aging voices.

Instructors:
Peter Harris and Ruthanna Metzgar

Time:
Meets Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30pm (one hour)

Dates:
Spring Mini-Session (3 classes): April 10, 17, and 24, 2017
Summer Session (11 classes): May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 
July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2017

Tuition:
$12.50 per 60-minute class 
($37.50 for Spring Mini-Session, $137.50 for Summer Regular Session)
payable online using the PayPal button below or on the first day of class. Caregivers attend at no cost.

Materials: 
Resource Kit (includes textbook, CDs, Carry Bag, and Stand), 
$45 payable on the first day of class 

Location: 
Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
47-231 Highway 74 (Miller Hall)

Contact: 
For more information on the Palm Desert / Coachella Valley class, 
call Peter Harris at (760) 327-1460 

Registration: 
Click Here to register on-line now

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


The Words are the Thing
For those who want to learn or improve solo singing: enhancing confidence, vocal technique, bringing lyrics to life to make it your own song.

Instructors: 
 Peter Harris and Ruthanna Metzgar

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

Dates: 
Summer Session (12 classes): May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 
July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2017

Tuition: 
 $198 for eleven 90-minute classes ($18
per 90-minute class) payable online using the PayPal
button below or in class on the first day

Location: 
 Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
47-231 Highway 74 (Miller Hall)

Contact: 
 For more information on the Palm Desert / Coachella Valley class, 
call Peter Harris at (760) 327-1460 
or Ruthanna Metzgar at 425-210-3612

Discount: 
 Take both Summer classes and receive a 10% discount (paid monthly)
Take both Summer classes and pay in full and receive a 15% discount

Registration: 
Click Here to register on-line now

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

Convenient and Safe Online Payment Option:
To pay online for your Palm Desert / Coachella Valley courses, select from the following drop-down menu:


North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Registration is now open for the North Vancouver, BC SongShine classes:

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

Dates: 
 May 1 - June 26, 2017  

Tuition: 
 Per class fee of $12. 

Location: 
Highlands United Church
3255 Edgemont Blvd.
North Vancouver, BC Canada

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

Evansville, IN

Registration is now open for the Evansville, IN SongShine classes:

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

Dates: 
 Spring Session: March 7 -- May 16, 2017
Summer Session: June 6 -- August 15, 2017
(no meeting on July 4)
Fall Session: September 19 -- December 12, 2017
(no meeting November 21)

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 47711
(East off Green River at Lincoln Ave)

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


Registration: 
Click here to register on-line.



Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Parksville, BC and Lantzville, BC

Contact: 
 For more information on the Vancouver Island classes,
call Hugh Yardley at 250-927-2452

Registration: 
Click here for registration through the 
SongShine - VI website



Kelowna, BC, Canada


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)