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!
Although our weekly in-person gatherings have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we still want to offer our students some opportunities to continue strengthening voices at home.
Weekly LIVE Classes via Zoom
Join Peter and Ruthanna for LIVE Classes via Zoom!
1:00pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Song Sheets for the 1:00pm meeting can be found by clicking here.
2:30pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Song Sheets for the 2:30pm meeting can be found by clicking here.
ZOOM ROOM (for the Monday Classes)
Virtual doors open at 15 minutes ahead of the start time — come on in and say hello!
Click here to join the class on Zoom.
NOTE: This class is only for the residents of Sun City Palm Desert
Contact us for the Zoom Room link
2:00pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Song Sheets for the 2:00pm meeting can be found by clicking here.
Here are some additional items that might be useful:
Daily Practice Habit
Speak the Speech
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 Monday 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.
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
Peter and Ruthanna have a video series — SongShine Video Podcast! 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! New episodes are being planned, so check back for more installments.
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.