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Songshine provides effective music-based vocal therapy classes for persons whose speech has been affected by Parkinson's disease, stroke, other neurological disorders or aging voices. The program builds voices with a holistic approach that integrates breath awareness and body alignment, vocalizes (singing exercises), singing in community, diction and articulation exercises, creative imagination, becoming a character (role playing) and emotional engagement.

The following SongShine programs are available. Click the city for details and registration information.

Delta

Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre | 11760 88 Avenue, Delta
Date: Thursdays | Starts September 14th 2017 | 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Class DescriptionVocal exercises and group singing to strengthen voices. Includes: Body awareness, relaxation and breath exercises; drama activities to spark imagination and encourage emotional expression; opportunities to build community, create connection and lift spirits.
Fee: $7 (register for this 7-week session)
Instructor/Contact: Margaret Chorbajian (SongShine Certified Instructor) | 604-594-2717 (Kennedy Rec. Centre)

Kelowna

Seventh Day Adventist Church | 1130 Springfield Road, Kelowna
Date: Tuesdays | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: Classes are free of charge
Instructor/Contact: Sylvia Clerke | sym1943@gmail.com (SongShine Certified Instructor)

Nanaimo

St. Phillips By The Sea | 7113 Lantzville Rd, Nanaimo, BC
Date: TBD
Fee: $100 for 10 week program ($10 per session, caregivers attend for free)
Class Description: Vocal exercises and group singing to strengthen voices. Includes: Body awareness, relaxation and breath exercises; drama activities to spark imagination and encourage emotional expression; opportunities to build community, create connection and lift spirits.
Instructor/Contact: Sharon Tomczyk, Megan Keene, and Hugh Yardley (SongShine Certified Instructors) | 250 927 2452 (Hugh) | www.songshinevi.org

North Vancouver

Highlands United Church | 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver
Date: 1:00pm-2:00pm | Mondays | September 11 - November 27, 2017 (no class on October 9 or 30)
Fee: $12.00 per class | $120.00 for 10-weeks
Class Description: Vocal exercises and group singing to strengthen voices.
Instructor/Contact: Joani Bye | joanibye@shaw.ca | 604 202 9784
Flyer: [download]


John Braithwaite Community Centre | Anchor Room | 145 W 1st St, North Vancouver
Date: 1:00pm-2:00pm | Thursdays | September 14 - November 30, 2017 (no class on October 9 or 30)
Fee: $6.00 per class | $72.00 for 12 weeks
Class Description: participants need to give front desk the name if the program or bar code (389860). 
Instructor: Joani Bye | joanibye@shaw.ca | 604 202 9784
Register by calling the Centre: 604-983-6470 or 604-983-6471

Prince George

Spruce Captial Seniors Recreation Centre | 3701 Rainbow Dr, BC
Date: Mondays | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Fee: free for PG Support Group members
Class Description: Vocal exercises and group singing to strengthen voices. Includes: Body awareness, relaxation and breath exercises; drama activities to spark imagination and encourage emotional expression; opportunities to build community, create connection and lift spirits.
Instructor: Rose Loewen (SongShine Certified Instructors)
Contact: Gary Gurnsey and Gina Beddome | 250-564-8955 (Gina)

 


For more information on Songshine, please visit: http://www.songshineforparkinsons.org/

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