In-Person Classes

SongShine Basics:
Where Voices Come to Life

Palm Desert / Coachella Valley Flagship Class

Empower your voice with breathing techniques, physical awareness and relaxation, articulation, singing exercises, songs (you don’t need to be a singer), poetry, creative imagination, improvisation, and playing roles.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required.


Online classes via Zoom will continue to be offered as an alternative to the in-person classes. See the SongShine at Home Page for more details.

Song Sheets for the next meeting can be found by clicking here once they are available.
YouTube Videos are a great way to learn this week’s songs!

Questions: Contact Amanda at amanda@songshineforparkinsons.org

Dates:Mondays:
October 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 12, 19
Time:12:30 to 1:30pm
Cost:$15 per class or
10 classes for $150
Place:Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
47-321 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Miller Hall
Instructors:Peter Harris and
Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar

Sun City Palm Desert Class

Empower your voice with breathing techniques, physical awareness and relaxation, articulation, singing exercises, songs (you don’t need to be a singer), poetry, creative imagination, improvisation, and playing roles.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required.


Online classes via Zoom will continue to be offered as an alternative to the in-person classes. See the SongShine at Home Page for more details.

Song Sheets for the next meeting can be found by clicking here once they are available.
YouTube Videos are a great way to learn this week’s songs!

Questions: Contact Betty Lou at bettylou4@me.com

Dates:Saturdays:
October 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 10, 17
Time:1:00 to 2:00pm
Cost:$15 per class or
10 classes for $150
Place:Palm Room,
Sunset View Clubhouse,
Sun City
Instructors:Peter Harris and
Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar

“Parkinson’s – what a scary word, with all the symptoms that accompany it, it can be so overwhelming that you sometimes forget that there is so much more to you than just being someone with an illness. Being a singer, the thought and pure fear of losing the thing I love to do most was almost more than I could bear. A friend told me about the SongShine Foundation and all the wonderful things that she had heard about the group, so this year I decided to check it out. Wow, is all I can say! Ruthanna and her pure joy and commitment to this project is a beautiful thing to behold; she is a magic gift to all of us, pure and simple; and Peter, who can delve into the meaning of a song and get the feelings out of you that you never knew were hidden down in your soul.

I thank God for giving me this incredible opportunity to participate in such a fabulous group, with such talented, warm and caring people. To our volunteers, to life, to fellowship, to song, L’Chaim!”

— Pam Thompson

SongShine Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt public charity.