Art & Music Classes

Art & Music Classes for People with Parkinson’s

Find a class in Massachusetts near you.


Attleboro, MA - Smile Through Art Workshop

 

The Art Cart will continue a session of workshops in Attleboro, MA! Learn the benefits of creativity and movement for people with Parkinson’s. Each class will explore the therapeutic benefits of a different artistic medium.

Click here to see a flyer.

This series is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

Dates & Times: FEB 2, SEP 7, & NOV 9, 2019; 1 – 3 PM | JUL Y 6, 2019; 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location:
Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
Contact: Saba Shahid at (203) 565-9647 or smilethroughart@gmail.com OR APDA MA at (800) 651-8466 or apdama@apdaparkinson.org

 

Boston, MA - Crescendo Chorus

 

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.

Click here to see a flyer.

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, SEP 10 – NOV 12, 2019; 3:15 – 4:45 PM
Location:
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Avenue, 1st Floor, Family Research Room, Charlestown, MA 02129
Contact: Ashley Higgins, 617-952-6819 or ahiggins8@partners.org

 

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 katieblanchard@youvillehouse.org

 

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.

This program is supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

Learn more here.

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 10:30 – 12:00 PM
Location: Concord Conservatory of Music, 1317 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
Contact: Register online here, or contact the Conservatory at ehuggard@concordconservatory.org or 978-369-0010

 

Hanover, MA - South Shore Conservatory Parkinson's Chorus

 

SSC and Laura’s Center for the Arts are proud to provide this therapeutic choral experience. This choir is for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and care partners. All ages and all levels of singing ability are welcome. This program is supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

See a flyer here.

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Location: Laura’s Center for the Arts, South Shore YMCA, 97 Mill Street, Hanover, MA 02340
Contact: Eve Montague, 781-934-2731 ext. 20 or visit www.sscmusic.org/CAT

 

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.

Click here to see a flyer.

Location: Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Contact: 508-362-2772 or info@capeconservatory.org

 

Lee, MA - Parkinson's Disease Singing Group - Sing for Joy

 

This choir is for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. All ages and all levels of singing ability are welcome. The goal is to uplift people’s spirits and improve communication skills. Click here to see the program flyer.

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am
Location: Lee First Congregational Church, Park Place, Lee, MA 01238
Contact: Megan Cooke at 413-770-1975 or beckethome@yahoo.com

 

Newton, MA - Tremble Clefs Choral Singing

 

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.

Click here for Fall 2019 Dates.

Location: United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock Street, Newton, MA 02466
Contact: Anne Muskopf, amuskopf@jfcsboston.org 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.

Click here to see a flyer with Summer 2019 dates.

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

 

Rockland, MA - Art Escape Painting Workshops

 

110 Fitness has partnered with MacMurray Designs Art Studios to provide these 3-hour painting workshops. There are separate workshops for people with Parkinson’s and care partners. This program is supported by a grant from the APDA MA Chapter.

Learn more about Art Escape classes here.

Location: MacMurray Designs, 200 Weymouth Street, Rockland, MA 02370
Contact: Brett Miller, 781-616-3313 or bmiller@110fitness.org

 

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.

See a flyer here.

Dates & Times: Mondays, 10:15 AM –  12:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church on the Common, Route 140 and Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Contacts: David Russell – dasrusl@charter.net, (508) 753-1660;
Denis Coughlin –  speakeasyd@aol.com, (978) 464-2692

 

Southampton, MA - Smile Through Art Workshop

 

The Art Cart will continue their workshops in Southampton, MA, at DopaFit Wellness Center! Learn the benefits of creativity and movement for people with Parkinson’s. Each class will explore a different artistic medium.

For more information, click here. Registration is required.

This program is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

Dates: JAN 26, FEB 23, MAR 16, APR 6, MAY 25, JUNE 29, JULY 27, AUG 24, SEP 21, OCT 19, NOV 16, DEC 7, 2019
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Location: Dopafit Movement Center, 15 College Highway, Southampton, MA 01073
Contact: Saba Shahid, (203) 565-9647 or smilethroughart@gmail.com OR the APDA MA at (800) 651-8466

 

Winchester, MA - Music Therapy Group for Persons with Parkinson's

 

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.

Learn more about this program on the Winchester Community Music School website. 

Dates & Times: Fridays, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Location: Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890
Contact: 781-721-2950 or wcms@winchestermusic.org

 

Worcester, MA - Smile Through Art Workshop

 

The Art Cart presents this series of creativity workshops for people with Parkinson’s. These classes are free to participants. Anyone with PD is welcome to join, along with a care partner or family member (if space is available).

Click here for a flyer.

This series is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

Dates: JAN 24, FEB 21, MAR 14, APR 4, MAY 23, JUNE 27, JULY 25, AUG 22, SEP 19, OCT 24, NOV 14, DEC 7, 2019
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: 121 Lincoln Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01606 (Park and enter from the back of the building)
Contact: Saba Shahid, 203-565-9647 or smilethroughart@gmail.com; or APDA I&R Center at 800-651-8466