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The Healing Nature Of Song For The Trembling Troubadours

From 2020:  The Trembling Troubadours singing group rehearses at the Life Care Center of Hixson.  Troubadours all have Parkinson’s disease and are under the direction of Katie Elverd, director of UTC’s music therapy program.
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From 2020: The Trembling Troubadours singing group rehearses at the Life Care Center of Hixson. Troubadours all have Parkinson’s disease and are under the direction of Katie Elverd, director of UTC’s music therapy program.

Here in the Chattanooga area, a singing group helps people fight Parkinson’s Disease.

It is called The Trembling Troubadours.

I spoke with Prof. Katie Goforth Elverd, UTC’s director of music therapy, about the group.

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