Upcoming Workshops

Please contact us to bring a Workshop
 to your location!


SongShine
Foundation Music-Based Vocal Therapy Workshops are a great way to get acquainted with the SongShine Music-Based Vocal Therapy method. Experience a workshop: the method, the fun, the creativity, and actually hear positive results in your own voice.

If you would like us to present a workshop in your area please contact: ruthanna@songshineforparkinsons.org or 425-210-3612 
(M - F, 8am - 5pm).

Workshops are team-taught by Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar and Mr. Peter Harris:

Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar

A consummate pro, she is an author, speaker, teacher, professional singer and conductor, and conference presenter. With 40 years as a voice teacher and professional singer, Dr. Metzgar also collaborated for a decade with speech pathologists and otolaryngologists for voice rehabilitation. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music (Voice) from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate in Music (Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice) with Distinguished Honors from the University of Washington.

 

Mr. Peter Harris

He is SongShine’s Director of Speech, Diction, and Drama: in his capable hands, participants’ abilities to speech, act, and imagine take flight. Mr. Harris was trained in the Drama Division of The Julliard School as well as at Broadway’s famed Circle in the Square Theater School. Part of the Original Tour Les Misérables, he spent 20 years as a professional actor. He is the co-trainer with Dr. Metzgar and co-author of the instructor training manual: Brain, Breath, and Emotion – The Resurrection of the Voice.




Workshops

SongShine Foundation
Music-Based Vocal Therapy Workshops


Who Should Attend?
  • Anyone who uses their voice regularly in their profession, such as voice teachers, music therapists, speech therapists, choral directors, school music teachers, healthcare workers, activity directors in assisted living and nursing care facilities, radio on-air personnel, and medical doctors
  • Potential Students (anyone with a voice disorder caused by Parkinson’s, stroke, other neurological disorders, abuse, or aging)
  • Potential Instructors
  • Spouses, Family, Partners, Caregivers, Friends
  • Speech Pathologists (interested in using our method)
  • Neurologists (how might this benefit patients)

SongShine
Foundation Music-Based Vocal Therapy Workshops are a great way to get acquainted with the SongShine Music-Based Vocal Therapy method. Experience a one-hour workshop: the method, the fun, the creativity, and actually hear positive results in your own voice.

SongShine Workshop Topics:
  • Breath Awareness
  • Body Awareness Alignment
  • Vocalises
  • Singing in Community
  • Soft Palate Flexibility
  • Diction and Articulation
  • Creative Imagination
  • Drama Engagement / Playing a Role
If you would like us to present a workshop in your area please contact: ruthanna@songshineforparkinsons.org or 425-210-3612 (M - F, 8am - 5pm).