Singing with Parkinson's

Singing with Parkinson's

Singing with Parkinson's Brings Together People With Parkinson’s, Their Family Members And Caregivers 

“Singing with Parkinson’s” offers people in the community an opportunity to participate in voice therapy while singing, performing and experiencing the joy of making music. The chorus covers songs from a variety of genres, and input from the group will help guide the repertoire. The class begins on Wednesday, March 6th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm ($50 for 10 sessions).

Research has shown that vocal exercise enhances voice volume in people with Parkinson's and that the presence of music and rhythm improves movement. 

“Our goal for the Singing with Parkinson’s program is to offer people coping with the disease a chance to sing together, perform in the community and build new friendships. In addition to stimulating creativity, Singing with Parkinson’s will help members with breathing, stretching, posture and vocal exercises –all therapeutic benefits provided in a supportive environment.”

Kate Yoder, CCM Executive Director & Founder

Dr. Greta Feeney will lead the 90-minute weekly sessions at CCM. Dr. Feeney is an American opera singer, scholar, and educator. She studied at The Juilliard School in New York and made her operatic debut on the main stage at The San Francisco Opera, where she has performed in more than 20 productions. As a music educator and mentor, Dr. Feeney’s work ranges from teaching private voice lessons to choral conducting, with a special focus on restorative voice techniques using a “speech-to-song” approach. 

CCM will provide an accompanist for the weekly sessions as well as refreshments and time for the group to socialize. There's no cost for caregivers or family members to attend.

Singing with Parkinsons is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

If you or anyone you know might benefit from the new class, Singing with Parkinson's, please email us, register online, or call (978) 369-0010. We want to ensure that people living with Parkinson’s Disease enjoy their full capabilities.