Singercise Class for Parkinson’s

Singercise Class for Parkinson’s

Singercise is a free class offered for people battling Parkinson’s disease along with their caregivers. This program is offered through the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Singercise aims to improve vocal intensity, speech intelligibility, respiration and swallowing. It can also provide stress reduction as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Class meets in person every Monday, 2:30-3:30 pm, April 4 through June 27 (no class on Memorial Day). Virtual class meets Wednesdays at 1 pm, April 13 – June 27 via Zoom.

Class is led by board-certified music therapist Alysha Suley, MM, MT-BC, a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the International Association for Music & Medicine.

Registration is required and class slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Interested participants may register online. Singercise is open to participants of any physical ability or fitness level. Musical experience and singing ability are not required. Classes are ongoing with new sessions beginning all the time so it’s best to email to get the latest info. For more information, please email Alysha Suley.

What People Are Saying

  • “My husband and I find the program to be enjoyable, and both of us have seen some positive results.”
  • “The biggest improvement is with the volume and projection of my voice.”
  • “A friend recently commented on how much better I was speaking and sounding.”
  • “I enjoyed the camaraderie of the group, especially Alysha. She is dynamic and makes a good leader.”
ClassDates & TimesRegister
Singercise (in person)Mondays, 2:30-3:30 pm, April 4 through June 27Register