Music is Healing
As a graduate in the field of Psychology and an experienced health care worker, my focus in providing a musical experience to people in healthcare facilities is a therapeutic one.
Moonlighting as a professional vocalist and guitarist for over twenty years in varying capacities, I've worked in the health care field since 2001. Currently working in hospice, I've held positions in various facilities as a DSP/CRMA, agency CNA, Case Manager, and group home manager. My study of music therapy began through Guitar Doors, a non-profit organization providing therapeutic music programming to underserved individuals, including incarcerated populations.
With an ever-evolving repertoire, I actively ask for and add client requests for subsequent visits, always seeking to build engagement within the groups I lead. Able to choose from a vast store of classic songs from the 1920s through 80s, I tailor each set to the individual group of participants. Lyric sheets are often provided as an aid to encourage group participation through singing and conversation, and downloadable promotional flyers are included in my services.
With knowledge and experience in engaging and working with various populations, providing a therapeutic musical experience is my passion.
Please scroll down for samples, songs, and more.
Reasonable rates, sliding scale.
For booking and inquiry please call 207-730-1062
A sampling of songs
Each performance is tailored to the audience and my repertoire is vast and continues to grow with resident requests all the time. Here is a sampling of some of the songs I perform both on a regular basis and on special occasions (holiday/seasonal tunes).
- Blue Skies / Willie Nelson
- Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys / Willie Nelson
- Fly Me to the Moon / Sinatra (Bart Howard)
- Summertime / Gershwin-Hayward
- Mack the Knife / Bobby Darin
- Imagine/John Lennon
- Moon River / Andy Williams
- I'm Beginning to See the Light / Don George
- You Are My Sunshine / Mitchel & Davis
- Hit the Road Jack / Ray Charles
- America the Beautiful / Katharine Lee Bates
- You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby / Bobby Darin
- Nature Boy / Nat King Cole
- At Last / Ella Fitzgerald
- Yesterday / Lennon
- Pennies From Heaven / Johnston
- White Christmas / Irving Berlin
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Martin-Blane
- You Made Me Love You / Al Jolson
- Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall / Allan Roberts
- That's Amore / Warren & Brooks
- Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head / Bacharach & David
- Why Don't You Do Right / Kansas Joe Macoy
- When Irish Eyes are Smiling / Ernest Ball
- Amazing Grace
- America the Beautiful / Samuel Ward
- As Time Goes By / Hupfeld
- Edelweiss / The Sound of Music
- Don't Worry, Be Happy
- Lean on Me / Bill Withers
- This Little Light of Mine
- She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain
- Under The Boardwalk / The Drifters
- Accentuate the Positive / Harold Arlen
- I'll Be Seeing You / Irving Kahal
- When You Wish Upon a Star / Ned Washington
- Somewhere over the Rainbow / Wizard of Oz
- Tomorrow / Annie
- Spoonful of Sugar / Mary Poppins
- What a Wonderful World / Thiele & Weiss
- Unchained Melody / The Righteous Brothers
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart / Bing Crosby
- This Land is Your Land / Woodie Guthrie
- Stand By Me / Ben E. King
- Fools Rush In / Presley
- Sentimental Journey / Bud Green
- A Few of My Favorite Things / Oscar Hammerstein II
- Happy Trails to You / Dale Evans
- Silent Night / Joseph Mohr
- Auld Lange Syne / Robert Burns
- Yankee Doodle Dandee
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