Music Classes for People with Parkinson’s
Find a class in Massachusetts near you.
Please be sure to contact the program provider to verify class details.
Boston, MA - Crescendo Chorus
**Please note, this program is currently on hiatus due to COVID. Contact Spaulding for more information**
Crescendo Chorus is a therapeutic singing group for people with PD. The group is lead by a Neurologic Music Therapist and LSVT Speech Language Pathologists.
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:45 PM; Contact Spaulding for information on latest session
Location: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Avenue, 1st Floor, Family Research Room, Charlestown, MA 02129
Contact: Linda Garrity; call 617-952-6200 on Tuesday/Thursday, ask for Linda
Cambridge, MA - Drumming Circle with SoulWorks Rhythm
Recently, drumming has been associated with therapeutic benefits like lower blood pressure, stress relief, and improved coordination. SoulWorks Rhythm provides an array of drums, musical guidance, and enthusiasm. No previous experience is necessary.
Location: Youville House, 1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Dates & Times: Contact Youville House for dates and times
Contact: Katie Blanchard, 617-491-1234 or email@example.com
Concord, MA - Concord Conservatory of Music Singing with Parkinson's
“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. This choir is for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and care partners. All ages and all levels of singing ability are welcome.
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12 pm
Location: Concord Conservatory of Music, 1317 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
Contact: Email the registrar to sign up
Hingham, MA - South Shore Conservatory Parkinson's Chorus
Singing with Parkinson’s is a chorus for persons living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Each session is one hour of rehearsal, followed by 30 minutes of optional social time with refreshments. Staffing consists of a board-certified music therapist who has been trained in neurologic music therapy, a board-certified movement/dance therapist, and a world-class accompanist. A typical session begins with easy movement and vocal warmups, followed by singing of both well-known and new repertoire with live accompaniment. Social time provides ample opportunity for engagement and connection. This program is supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.
This program will take place both in-person and via Zoom.
Hyannis, MA - Sing for Joy
The Cape Conservatory announces Sing for Joy, a singing group for people living with Parkinson Disease. In conjunction with the PSN/APDA (Parkinson Support Network of Cape Cod/ American Parkinson Disease Association), the Conservatory is offering Sing for Joy free of charge. The group is designed to help those with Parkinson’s disease maintain the health of their voice, build community through singing, and experience hope – and joy – through music. Family members, Friends, and Caregivers are welcome to attend.
Sing for Joy is funded by a grant from the Parkinson Support Network of Cape Cod, a Branch of the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter and the Arts Foundation Cape Cod.
Location: First Lutheran Church, 1663 Main Street, West Barnstable, MA
Dates & Times: Mondays, 10-11 AM
Contact: 508-362-2772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Newton, MA - Tremble Clefs Choral Singing
**Please Note: This support group will continue meeting via ZOOM throughout the COVID-19 situation. Please contact Anne Muskopf for further details**
Tremble Clefs is a singing group for people with PD and their care partners. The group can help with Parkinson’s-related voice and communication challenges using LSVT inspired techniques. MGH Speech and Language therapists consult to the program. NO singing experience is required. Registration is required.
Location: United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock Street, Newton, MA 02466
Contact: Anne Muskopf, email@example.com or 781-693-5069
Northampton, MA - Healing Harmonies Choir
This choir is for individuals with neurogenic communication impairment, including individuals with Parkinson’s disease. All ages and all levels of singing ability are welcome. A trained vocal performer will lead the group with two speech language pathologists.
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Check with Lisa Sommers to confirm session dates & to register)
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Contact: Lisa Sommers, 413-545-4010
Shrewsbury, MA - Choral Singing for PD
The Choral Singing Program for Parkinson’s offers a therapeutic singing program in Shrewsbury, MA. Thanks to a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association MA Chapter, there is no cost for these classes, though a $10 donation is appreciated. This event is open to individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners.
Dates & Times: Mondays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church on the Common, Route 140 and Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Contacts: David Russell – firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 753-1660
Winchester, MA - Music Therapy Group for Persons with Parkinson's
**Please note: Due to COVID, this program has been split into two-45 minute online sessions. Contact the School for more information**
The Winchester Community Music School provides this program addressing the needs of people with Parkinson’s. Music therapist Monika Gibbons leads this group, which is open to people at every level of musical ability. Please contact the Music School (information listed below) for information about session dates and availability. This program is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.
Dates & Times: Mondays and Fridays, 1:30 – 2:15 PM
Location: Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890
Contact: 781-721-2950 or email@example.com