SongShine At Home

Keeping Voices Strong!
SongShine’s Response to the Health Crisis

While you are safe at home, SongShine continues to unlock the potential of your voice!
If you are not able to join one of our in-person classes, we still want to offer our students some alternative opportunities to continue strengthening voices at home.

Weekly LIVE Classes via Zoom
Join Peter and Ruthanna for LIVE Classes via Zoom!

SongShine Basics
10:00am (Section 1) or 11:30am (Section 2) Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Song Sheets for the online meeting can be found by clicking here
YouTube Videos are a great way to learn this week’s songs! Click on the links below to hear them.

Lullaby of Broadway
Swinging on a Star
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
We’re in the Money

Cost: $5 donation per class (see the orange button at the bottom of this page)
Zoom Room Link: Click here to join the class on Zoom

Additional Resources

Here are some additional items that might be useful:
Daily Practice Habit
Speak the Speech
Vowel Chart

Click here to check out Ruthanna’s TV interview with Joe Smith, 
host of Palm Springs Today, on KMIR (the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs)
where she shares about the SongShine Basics Zoom classes

The Five-Day Vocal Workout
The SongShine Five-Day Vocal Workout provides five sets of vocal exercises to be practiced, one set each day. It’s like going the gym for vocal athletes. Instead of treadmills, rowing machines, or weights, you will work out with humming, diction exercises, breath support, soft palate strengtheners, smooth flowing tone production, range extension, and vocal strength building. Each exercise is designed to keep your voice limber and healthy. Once you are familiar with all the exercises, you may want to repeat one or two of the days so you can have a six- or seven-day routine. Most important: enjoy your vocal workout!

Click on the day to begin.
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Day Five

A Video Series for SongShine Students
Once you have gone through each of these videos,
continue to use them daily to stay strong vocally!

Click on the video title below to begin.
Lesson 0: One-minute Introduction to the Series
Lesson 1: Breath Support
Lesson 2: Breath Flow with Physical Awareness for Relaxation
Lesson 3: Open Oral Sounds
Lesson 4: “Only Connect” Part 1
Lesson 5: “Only Connect” Part 2
Lesson 6: The Case of the Missing Consonants
Lesson 7: The Big Yawn
Lesson 8: Nasal Resonators Improve

Peter and Ruthanna’s Weekly Video Podcast
During the time of the Covid-19 lock down period, Peter and Ruthanna created SongShine Video Podcasts to keep your brain stimulated and your voice strong. There is no need to print lyrics: they will be projected for you. Thirty minutes to a stronger voice! 

Click on the air-date below to begin.
Air-date: April 1, 2020
Air-date: May 13, 2020
Air-date: May 20, 2020
Air-date: May 27, 2020
Air-date: June 3, 2020
Air-date: June 10, 2020
Air-date: June 17, 2020
Air-date: June 24, 2020
Air-date: July 1, 2020
Air-date: July 8, 2020
Air-date: July 15, 2020
Air-date: July 22, 2020
Air-date: July 29, 2020
Air-date: August 5, 2020
Air-date: August 12, 2020
Air-date: August 19, 2020
Air-date: August 26, 2020

If you have enjoyed these resources and found them useful, would you please consider supporting SongShine with a donation? Thank you for your support!

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