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AudAbility

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858-457-2201

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  • Class Type: Virtual through Zoom
  • Length of Each Class: 60 minutes
  • Class Times:
    • Voice: Mondays 11am PDT
    • Harmonica: Wednesdays 11am PDT
    • Chair Yoga: Fridays 2pm PDT

 

The AudAbility Voice series increases quality and volume of the voice, relieves stress, and teaches new skills for people with Parkinson’s Disease. In this highly interactive program, participants will engage in mindfulness exercises, physical warm-ups, and vocal warm-ups to prepare the body and mind for active music making through singing and musical instrument play.

The AudAbility Harmonica classes focus on breath control, increasing lung strength and capacity, and provides an engaging social and musical atmosphere for people with Parkinson’s Disease. In this class, participants will learn the basics of harmonica, warm-ups for the instrument as well as the mind and body, explore blues music, and enjoy new musical experiences including songwriting.

The AudAbility Chair Yoga class is designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s Disease, led by our registered yoga instructor and board-certified music therapist, Annela Flores. This virtual class is a great opportunity for mindfulness, gentle stretching, and purposeful movement intended to assist with symptom management and encourage physical activity in a safe and accessible form.

Music therapy, an engaging, interactive, goal-focused and fun therapy, has been shown to be an effective tool in improving cognitive, speech, motor, and social skills as well as increasing quality of life for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. At MusicWorx, we offer several music therapy programs for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners to meet varying needs and abilities. On top of the many group programs that MusicWorx offers, there are also opportunities to take private harmonica, piano, vocal, guitar, and ukulele lessons that are adapted based on individual learning style, ability, and need.

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Voice: Mondays 11am PDT

Harmonica: Wednesdays 11am PDT

Chair Yoga: Fridays 2pm PDT

AudAbility

AudAbility is a music therapy course for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners that is taught by a board-certified music therapist specially trained to use music to address vocal, motor, and social challenges that often accompany a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Learn harmonica, piano, and singing skills to better your life! The AudAbility series increases quality and volume of the voice, relieves stress, and teaches new skills. In this highly interactive program, participants will engage in mindfulness exercises, physical warm-ups, and vocal warm-ups to prepare the body and mind for active music making through singing and musical instrument play. No previous musical experience necessary.

AudAbility: Music Therapy for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners by Lindsay Zehren from Parkinson’s Association of SD on Vimeo.

 

This class also includes introductions to harmonica, piano, drumming, and ukulele!

Classes are 60 minutes each, and accompanying care partners can participate for free.

Instructors

Lindsay Zehren, MT–BC . RYT-200 . Reiki Level I . Healing Touch Level I

Lindsay received her bachelor degree in music education and theater from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. She taught music at the high school and elementary school levels in Indiana, South Africa, and Jamaica before pursuing her equivalency degree in music therapy from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She moved to San Diego from Indianapolis to complete her music therapy internship with MusicWorx Inc. Currently, Lindsay is the Resounding Joy Director of Special Projects, a 200-hour certified yoga teacher (RYT-200), and level-one certified in Healing Touch and Reiki. She is passionate about incorporating her knowledge of yoga and energy therapies with music to create a holistic approach to music therapy for her clients and their families.

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Registration Options

1 Class, 10 Class Pack