Music Classes

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

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 – Crescendo Chorus

Crescendo Chorus is a therapeutic singing group for people with PD. Participation can help improve audibility, volume, and articulation. This program is open to all, regardless of music experience.

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Location: Youville House, 1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Dates & Times: Mondays, every other week, 10:30 – 11:30 am Contact Youville House for dates
Contact:  Yanira Burgos, 617-491-1234 or yaniraburgos@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.

Learn more here.

Dates & Times: Mondays, 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.

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Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Location: South Shore Conservatory, Hingham Campus; One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA 02331
Contact: Click here to visit the website

Newton, MA – Tremble Clefs Choral Singing

Please Note: This group is meeting on Zoom. 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.

This program will take place both in-person and via Zoom.

Dates & Times: Mondays, 10:30 AM –  12:00 PM
Location: United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock Street, Newton, MA 02466
Contact: Anne Muskopf, amuskopf@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5069

Shrewsbury, MA – Choral Singing for PD

The Choral Singing Program for Parkinson’s offers a therapeutic singing program in Shrewsbury, MA. 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 – dasrusl@charter.net, (508) 753-1660

Winchester, MA – Music Therapy Group for Persons with Parkinson’s

Please note: Contact the program for future dates

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.

Click here to visit the Winchester Community Music School website to learn more.

Dates & Times: Contact program for dates and times.
Location: Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890
Contact: 781-721-2950 or wcms@winchestermusic.org

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