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.


Keeping Voices Strong! 
SongShine's Response to the Health Crisis

Whether you are on lock-down or out and about, 
SongShine continues to unlock the potential of your voice!

Because our weekly gatherings for SongShine have been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, 

Weekly LIVE Classes via Zoom


Join Peter and Ruthanna for a 
LIVE Class via Zoom

Click here to check out Ruthanna's 
TV interview with Joe Smith, 
host of Palm Springs Today, on KMIR 
(the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs)

Mondays
1:00pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)

SONG SHEETS
Song Sheets for the musical pieces that 
will be used in this meeting can be 
found by clicking hereLook over the 
lyrics ahead of time to get familiar with 
the words, and if you are not familiar with 
the tune, please do an internet search 
for a recording. You can print them if 
you would like or view them on a phone 
or tablet during the class. Here are some additional items that might be useful:


ZOOM ROOM
Virtual doors open at 12:40pm Pacific, 
and instruction begins promptly 
at 1:00pm.
Click here to join the class on Zoom.

Flagship Class

https://www.facebook.com/SongShineFoundation

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:

On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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:

On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

 

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
  

Sun City SongShine

Time: 
 Meets Saturdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Instructors: Peter Harris and Ruthanna Metzgar

Dates: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Tuition:
This 10-week Session is $125 ($12.50/class)

Location: 
Sunrise View Clubhouse
Palm Room

Contact and Registration: 
 For more information on Sun City SongShine
please contact Lorraine at 818-298-9736 
or lorrainebow1032@gmail.com

Bella Villagio SongShine

Time: 
 Meets Wednesdays from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dates: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Tuition:
TBA

Location: 
40-235 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact and Registration: 
TBA

Alzheimer's Association SongShine

Time: 
 Meets Tuesdays from 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dates: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Tuition:
TBA

Location: 
74020 Alessandro Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact and Registration: 
TBA

NeuroVitality Center SongShine

Time: 
 Meets Wednesdays from 10:30am - 11:30am

Dates: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Tuition:
TBA

Location: 
2800 E Alejo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact and Registration: 
TBA

Phoenix SongShine

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

Dates: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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:
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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 Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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: 
On Hold due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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