The West Side Tremble Clefs will host its annual fundraising concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the United Church of Sun City, 11250 N. 107th Ave. The concert is open to the public.
The Tremble Clefs are music therapy groups for people with Parkinson’s disease, their care givers and family members. Decreased voice volume and a monotone quality are common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This clinically beneficial program provides vocal and movement exercises and generates learning and comfortable challenges in a shared supportive environment. The purpose of the Tremble Clefs is to intervene the voice loss by improving voice volume and speech through singing and focused exercise.
Director Sun Joo Lee is a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) specialized to work with people with Parkinson’s disease. She received her master of music therapy at Arizona State University in 2008 and earned a Neurological Music Therapy Fellowship is 2015 from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.
Tremble Clefs grew from a Parkinson’s support group in Scottsdale in 1984. In 2008, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center contacted Sun Joo Lee to establish a music therapy group for people with Parkinson’s in Sun City. Joo Lee and volunteers in the West Valley founded the West Side Tremble Clefs later in 2008. In 2019, services were expanded to Sun City West and Sun Lakes. The program is currently implemented through four geographically separated therapy groups through the Phoenix metropolitan: Original Tremble Clefs in Scottsdale, West Side Tremble Clefs in Sun City, Mesa TCs in Mesa and Southeast Tremble Clefs in Sun Lakes.
Visit TrembleClefsArizona.org for additional formation about the Tremble Clefs and concerts as well as practice locations, dates and times for those who may be interested in participating in the group.