Sing for PD

Sing for PD

The APDA National Headquarters was filled with song as people with PD sang their hearts out during our first-ever Sing for PD class in March. A program of the Mark Morris Dance Group, Sing for PD focuses on breathing and vocal technique, rhythm, melody, song interpretation, and creativity.

Instructor Joseph Peterson took the class through songs from folk, classical, Broadway, and contemporary songbooks and explored the joy of singing while teaching attendees how to better control their breath and diaphragm. The techniques and exercises taught in class can help people with PD strengthen their voices, which can be an issue for some people with the disease.

The class was a hit, with attendees commenting:

“…All who attended got an exercise of your mouth, vocal cords, and breathing. And it was fun for everyone. Would love to see this class on a regular monthly basis.”

“The class was amazing. Everyone was getting into it and moving and singing to the music. Loved it.”

“It was great and fun. It was a joy!”

Be sure to check our website for the latest virtual class offerings – including singing, exercise and more.