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

Palm Desert / Coachella Valley, CA

https://www.facebook.com/SongShineFoundation

Classes are ongoing except for August and September 
when classes do not meet.  
Check schedule for holiday breaks or exceptions during the rest of the year.

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

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

Dates:
Summer 2019 Session: June 3 - July 29, 2019

Tuition:
Each 10-week Session is $130 each
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)
Palm Desert, CA 92260-5946

Contact: 
For more information on the Palm Desert / Coachella Valley class, 
call Peter Harris at 562-234-2860 or email him at peter@songshineforparkinsons.org

Registration: 
Click Here to register on-line now

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


SongShine Solo Class
Open to all levels of singers -- experienced performers and those wanting to explore solo singing. With Peter's skilled teaching, a song come to life and becomes your own.

Instructors: 
Peter Harris

Dates: 
Next Solo Class will be Summer 2019

Prerequisite:
Participants must have completed 10 weeks of SongShine Basics or be concurrently enrolled.

Location: 
Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
47-231 Highway 74 (Miller Hall)
Palm Desert, CA 92260-5946

Contact: 
For more information on the Palm Desert / Coachella Valley class, 
call Peter Harris at 562-234-2860 or email him at peter@songshineforparkinsons.org

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


SongShine Singers & Players: Preparing for our Spring Celebration Concert
For beginners and seasoned singers.
Build Confidence -- Mitigate Nerves -- Explore Intention -- Make an Emotional Connection to the Text -- Bring Life to the Lyrics -- Find the Joy of Making a Song Your Own -- Strengthen Vocal Technique (takes the focus away from you)

Instructors:
Peter Harris

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

Dates:
Check back in Fall 2019!

Tuition:
Each 10-week Session is $200 each
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.

Location: 
Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
47-231 Highway 74 (Miller Hall)
Palm Desert, CA 92260-5946

Contact: 
For more information on the Palm Desert / Coachella Valley class, 
call Peter Harris at 562-234-2860 or email him at peter@songshineforparkinsons.org

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:



SongShine Chapters
  

Evansville, IN

https://www.facebook.com/SongshineEvansville

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:
Summer Session: June 11 to August 19, 2019 (11 weeks)
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, 
call Colleen at 812-598-8332

Registration: 

Click here to register on-line.

North Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

John Braithwaite Community Center Location:

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

Dates: 
April 4 - June 27, 2019
July 4 - 25, 2019

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: 
Check back for Fall 2019 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


Sunshine Coast (Gibsons, BC, Canada)

Registration is now open for the NEW Sunshine Coast SongShine class, 
held in Gibsons, BC:

Time: 
 Meets Tuesday from 1:30pm-2:30pm 

Dates: 
Check back soon for Summer dates!

Tuition: 
$50 One-Time Only Registration & Materials Fee 
(includes all materials, practice CDs, and carrying bag)
plus
$100 for each 10-week session 
or
$12.50 for a drop-in class (no materials)

Location: 
 Calvary Baptist Church
711 Park Road
Gibsons, BC

Contact and Registration: 
 For more information on the Sunshine Coast classes, 
contact Sarona Mynhardt (vivavoce@saronamynhardt.com) or
Pat Hepper (pat.hepper@gmail.com)


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: 
Please check back in August for the Fall offerings!

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