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Songshine is an effective music-based vocal program 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.


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)

North Vancouver

North Shore Neighbourhood House | 225 East 2nd St., North Vancouver 
Date: 2:00pm-3:00pm | Alternate Fridays | January 12 - June 14, 2019
Fee: Drop-In, Fee Waived
Class Description: Vocal exercises and group singing to strengthen voices.
Instructor/Contact: Joani Bye | joanibye@shaw.ca | 604 202 9784

John Braithwaite Community Centre | Anchor Room | 145 W 1st St, North Vancouver
Date: 1:00pm-2:00pm | Thursdays | January 10 - March 28, 2019
Fee: $30.00 for the session 
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 community centre: 604-983-6470 (use barcode 405428)

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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