SongShine with Joani

Dates: Thursdays, August 10, 17, 24, 31, and September 7 & 14
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am PT
Fee: Free

This program harnesses the power of the brain, breath, and emotion to reclaim voices. Joani Bye will engage participants in uplifting sessions of SongShine, a program using singing, breath work, diction, articulation, and creative imagination exercises to strengthen voices affected by Parkinson's or other neurological challenges. SongShine's goal is to help you communicate more easily and clearly while facilitating a sense of community, camaraderie, and confidence in the process!

Join Joani for holistic, fun, and immersive sessions that will include the following:

  • Singing favourite songs
  • Relaxation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Tongue exercises (for articulation and swallowing)
  • Linguistic and vocal instruction
  • Imagination exercises

We welcome all individuals with Parkinson's to this series, as well as their spouses and/or carepartners, as they may benefit from learning more about the disease to assist in supporting their loved ones.



IMPORTANT: After registering through this form, please make sure to click the Zoom link that appears on the confirmation screen and input your name and email address. This will ensure you are fully registered for the event and get the access link.

Please note: Participation in the voice exercise programs will be done at your own risk within your home. The classes are meant for general information and usage only. They are not intended for and should not replace individualized medical advice and/or individualized assessments given to you by a healthcare professional. Please seek assessments/advice from an appropriate healthcare professional as needed. Parkinson Society BC (PSBC), and the instructors of the programs, will not be held liable for accidents or incidents that may occur in your home. By participating in the voice exercise programs, you are recognizing that risk of illness and/or injury may be inherent in any voice exercise class and are participating with the express agreement of, and understanding that the program instructors, and Parkinson Society BC and its directors, officers, employees, partners, and agents are hereby released from any and all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses, or judgements associated with these voice exercises for Parkinson's programs.

Hearthands Parkinson Society BC appreciates all gifts, as they allow us to continue to offer programs people with Parkinson's disease and their carepartners rely on. If you wish, you can make a donation by entering an amount in the Additional Donation field.