MUSIC THERAPY FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE
The power of rhythm
Therapeutic singing and wind instrument techniques can target vocal and respiratory strength, making a meaningful difference in maintaining the voice. Movement to rhythm and therapeutic instrumental playing can be the keys to improving motor issues including gait and freezing episodes. Studies show music therapy can also improve cognitive functioning and relieve depression/anxiety. The "Mighty Winds" group for respiratory strength involves playing various wind instruments, breathing exercises, and singing. (see below)
MIGHTY WINDS MUSIC THERAPY GROUP
A small group setting to strengthen the respiratory system and voice
Come join in on the fun while working out respiratory muscles! Studies show use of wind instruments can improve breathing which can lead to better vocal volume and lung capacity. In this class hosted at UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, we will do breathing exercises, a range of wind instruments such as harmonica, kazoo, recorder, melodica, and then some singing to carryover breathing techniques to speech. Check back soon for a schedule of the next upcoming class and please call or email with any questions.
UKULELE WELLNESS FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S AND PSP
Available online or in-person! Starts April 14! Fridays at 11:15 ET
Recent research shows improvements in mood, anxiety, posture, and motor control after learning guitar. This class will use the guitar's easier cousin, the ukulele, for joyful ukulele lessons. It will also incorporate singing and vocal-strengthening music therapy techniques. Come join in the fun!!
Register by March 31 by email or phone.
Continuing on a monthly basis.