Singing can offer therapeutic benefit for voice symptoms associated with Parkinson's Disease. Weekly sessions provide socialization and community for people living with Parkinson's, and their partners,
The Tremble Clefs therapeutic singing program establishes its' groups with these primary benefits. Focus is on utilizing good breathing practice, louder voice volume and wider pitch range; thus addressing some of the most serious voice symptoms found in people with Parkinson's. One typical characteristic is a soft, breathy voice. Other symptoms may include slurring and monotone. People with Parkinson's Disease can suffer from slowness of movement and therefore reduced activity and sometimes social isolation.
Research shows that regular vocal exercise can improve swallowing and enhance voice volume in people with Parkinson's, With the presence of music and rhythm it may also improve movement. Singing provides both physical and emotional stimulation. When experienced with others who share the same motivation and enthusiasm, a loving community is built.
Participation in Tremble Clefs sessions may help overcome these problems through breathing, stretching and posture activities, vocal exercise, rhythm and movement, and a strong social support system. The benefits are enjoyed by those both with and without previous singing experience. The members sing weekly and may participate in performances throughout the community.
The program is led by a professional choral director, live musicians/accompanists and a sound engineer. We welcome all persons living with Parkinson's and their care partners.
Come sing with us!