The Tremble Clefs Program establishes singing groups in which individuals share in a joyful activity with therapeutic results.
Singing offers natural therapeutic value for many of the voice symptoms associated with Parkinson Disease. Singing also provides the focus for a group of people with Parkinson’s, and their partners, to share in a joyful activity and work toward a common goal.
The Tremble Clefs Program establishes singing groups with these primary benefits. Focus is on utilizing good breathing practice, louder voice volume and wider pitch range; thus addressing some of the most serious voice symptoms found in people with Parkinson’s. One of the typical characteristics is a soft, breathy voice. Other symptoms may include slurring and monotone. People with Parkinson Disease also may suffer from slowness of movement and therefore reduced activity and sometimes social isolation. Participation in a Tremble Clefs singing program can help overcome these problems through breathing, stretching and posture activities, vocal exercise, rhythm and movement, and a strong social support system. The benefits are enjoyed by those both with and without previous singing experience. The members rehearse regularly and may perform throughout the community.