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Music for Seniors Music for Seniors connects area musicians w/ older adults through live and interactive music programs Music for Seniors continues to enlist local musicians to reach an ever-increasing number of older adults in Middle Tennessee.

Since March of 2020, Music for Seniors now includes Virtual Outreach and Virtual Learning Labs to its programming.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Sunny Day Club's post
08/16/2022

Photos from The Sunny Day Club's post

Mr. Jeff Pearson and our friends at Hearthside Senior Living of Lebanon had a lovely time today - singing songs, telling...
08/11/2022

Mr. Jeff Pearson and our friends at Hearthside Senior Living of Lebanon had a lovely time today - singing songs, telling tales and sharing jokes!

On average, 80% of TN Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of state specialty license plates.What better way to tell t...
08/06/2022

On average, 80% of TN Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of state specialty license plates.

What better way to tell the world you support the arts than with a TN Arts Commission arts plate.

Just take your old plate to your county clerk and swap it - they will prorate your tag fees, so you don't have to wait until your tag renewal is due.

Music for Seniors is excited to welcome Mr. Jim Sales to our team of Musician Partners!Our Musician Partners have served...
07/27/2022

Music for Seniors is excited to welcome Mr. Jim Sales to our team of Musician Partners!

Our Musician Partners have served over 100 different groups throughout the past year or so - we like to think 'they rock'!

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“America is a tune. It must be sung together.”— Gerald Stanley LeeCelebrate the 4th of July with some old-timey tunes fr...
07/04/2022
Craig Duncan- celebrating the Red, White and Blue!

“America is a tune. It must be sung together.”— Gerald Stanley Lee

Celebrate the 4th of July with some old-timey tunes from Mr. Craig Duncan!

[originally recorded in June of 2020]

Craig Duncan is a talented multi-instrumentalist and a member of the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame. He is also recognized internationally for his man...

Mr. Darren Long getting Summer started off with some breezy tunes this week! Thanks to our friends at FiftyForward Madis...
06/23/2022

Mr. Darren Long getting Summer started off with some breezy tunes this week!

Thanks to our friends at FiftyForward Madison Station for inviting us!

Carolyn German joined our friends at McKendree Village today to celebrate Judy Garlands 100th bday with song and sound!"...
06/10/2022

Carolyn German joined our friends at McKendree Village today to celebrate Judy Garlands 100th bday with song and sound!

"Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true"

On average, 80% of TN Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of state specialty license plates.What better way to tell t...
06/06/2022

On average, 80% of TN Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of state specialty license plates.

What better way to tell the world you support the arts than with a TN Arts Commission arts plate.

Just take your old plate to your county clerk and swap it - they will prorate your tag fees, so you don't have to wait until your tag renewal is due.

05/16/2022

Our celebration of Older Americans Month continues this week with more live music programming throughout Middle Tennessee's senior living communities!

Many thanks to our Musician Partners for providing such wonderful programs and the Tennessee Arts Commission, Metro Arts: Nashville Office of Arts + Culture and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the continued support!

The Music for Seniors YouTube Channel still features all of the wonderful Virtual Outreach Programs our Musician Partner...
05/06/2022
YouTube Channel still features Virtual Outreach Programs - Music for Seniors

The Music for Seniors YouTube Channel still features all of the wonderful Virtual Outreach Programs our Musician Partners recorded for our senior constituents across the country during the pandemic (and more!) Click below and choose from dozens of programs featuring lots of talented artists bringing music to you, as if you were right there in the room with. These programs are about 30 minutes long....

On average, 80% of TN Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of state specialty license plates.What better way to tell t...
04/18/2022

On average, 80% of TN Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of state specialty license plates.

What better way to tell the world you support the arts than with a TN Arts Commission arts plate.

Just take your old plate to your county clerk and swap it - they will prorate your tag fees, so you don't have to wait until your tag renewal is due.

"We love Ross.  He connects so well with our group.  Thank you so much!" - Brentwood Sunny Day ClubRoss Moore-always lig...
04/05/2022

"We love Ross. He connects so well with our group. Thank you so much!" - Brentwood Sunny Day Club

Ross Moore-always lighting up lives with his music!

Thanks for being great, Ross!

Candace Corrigan and Janne Henshaw have been partnering w/ Music for Seniors for over 10 years- providing their program ...
03/28/2022

Candace Corrigan and Janne Henshaw have been partnering w/ Music for Seniors for over 10 years- providing their program throughout Middle Tennessee's senior centers and senior living Communities.

Thanks to The Senior Center at Ashland City for hosting us!

Photos from FiftyForward Donelson Station's post
03/23/2022

Photos from FiftyForward Donelson Station's post

03/18/2022

My goodness, what a voice Miranda Powell!

Thanks to FiftyForward College Grove for welcoming us!

#community

03/15/2022

More fun times with Richard Griffin and friends at Somerby Franklin!

We're celebrating the Irish music tradition with Sean McNamara and Nosey Flynn Band kicking off our 2022 Nashville FREE ...
03/03/2022
"Sean McNamara and Nosey Flynn" kick off our 2022 Concert Season!

We're celebrating the Irish music tradition with Sean McNamara and Nosey Flynn Band kicking off our 2022 Nashville FREE Daytime Concert Series on Tuesday, March 22 at 2:30 for an hour of jigs and reels and merriment. Seating is limited and unfortunately, this event is now SOLD OUT.

To be placed on the wait list, in case space opens up, please e-mail [email protected]

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sean-mcnamara-and-nosey-flynn-kick-off-our-2022-concert-season-tickets-288719777627

An hour of rousing jigs and reels for your listenin' - and dancin' - pleasure!

Jazz diva and Teaching Artist Connye Florance leads a Music for Seniors Live Performance Learning Lab, "Speak Your Life ...
03/03/2022
Speak Your Life-Sing Your Story: A Songwriting Series with Connye Florance

Jazz diva and Teaching Artist Connye Florance leads a Music for Seniors Live Performance Learning Lab, "Speak Your Life - Sing Your Story." The 10-week series begins March 17, 2:30-3:30 at Howard Congregational Church UCC. Join us for this unique learning opportunity - free to seniors (60+) thanks to a Tennessee Arts Commission Creative Aging Grant! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-your-life-sing-your-story-a-songwriting-series-with-connye-florance-tickets-288250764797

"Speak Your Life - Sing Your Story" with Teaching Artist, Connye Florance: a Music for Seniors Songwriting Learning Lab Series.

Our Musician Partners deliver lively March Outreach programs of Dixieland for Mardi Gras & Irish for St. Paddy’s Day cel...
02/22/2022
March Outreach programs of Dixieland - Music for Seniors

Our Musician Partners deliver lively March Outreach programs of Dixieland for Mardi Gras & Irish for St. Paddy’s Day celebrations! Spring - and music - are in the air! Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? Our Outreach participants will certainly know when they celebrate Mardi Gras with live New Orleans-style Dixieland. A bit of luck o’ the Irish will also shine for them around St....

https://musicforseniors.org/march-outreach-programs-of-dixieland/

02/18/2022
Rocky Top

It's been another great week of rhythm and song! Always good times with our friends at Maristone of Providence!

#drummers

The Stefan Forbus Trio treating our friends at  Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland to some Valentines Day jazz!!
02/16/2022

The Stefan Forbus Trio treating our friends at Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland to some Valentines Day jazz!!

Hey it's a match - you artsy love birds!Check out one of our wonderful Musician Partners, Ms. Dayna Osan and her friends...
02/14/2022
2022 THAB Valentine's Sip 'n' Gogh

Hey it's a match - you artsy love birds!

Check out one of our wonderful Musician Partners, Ms. Dayna Osan and her friends at The Heritage at Brentwood as they enjoyed a little Sip 'N' Gogh interactive painting class with a Valentine theme!

#creativeaging

https://youtu.be/HWbeUf9bw9A

Sip 'n' Goghs are one of The Heritage at Brentwood's most popular resident activities. New this year, leader Amy Sheehan's put them to music. Enjoy our video...

Celebrations with music: memorable moments.Thanks to Sheldon Kahan for being great!
02/02/2022

Celebrations with music: memorable moments.

Thanks to Sheldon Kahan for being great!

On average, 80% of TN Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of state specialty license plates.What better way to tell t...
02/01/2022

On average, 80% of TN Arts Grants are funded by the purchase of state specialty license plates.

What better way to tell the world you support the arts than with a TN Arts Commission arts plate.

Just take your old plate to your county clerk and swap it - they will prorate your tag fees, so you don't have to wait until your tag renewal is due.

THANK YOU!!!We "made our match" and then some!Thank you to Carla Harrell Chamberlain, our board member who so generously...
01/05/2022

THANK YOU!!!

We "made our match" and then some!

Thank you to Carla Harrell Chamberlain, our board member who so generously donated the matching funds and to all of you who have kindheartedly given gifts.

We now have received $27,443.
$17,443 in donations + $10,000 match = $27,443


These gifts will ensure that we can continue all of our important music programs for seniors in 2022!

As a thank you, please enjoy this video of Casey Brefka & Music City Big Band at one of our recent FREE Monthly Concerts at Plaza Mariachi Music City!

Sarah Martin McConnell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88VXqjEn

Music for Seniors currently provides 58 Middle TN locations with outreach programs by working with our Community Partner...
12/29/2021

Music for Seniors currently provides 58 Middle TN locations with outreach programs by working with our Community Partners. This November we delivered 101 programs to 2500 participants and will deliver 112 in December!
One of our longest partnerships has been with Blakeford Senior Life in Green Hills where our Musician Partners have been visiting since 2007. We provide programs for groups in independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehab. Blakeford transports groups of residents to our free monthly daytime concerts too.

With your support of our "Crescendo of Caring" Match Campaign, we can continue to provide even more outreach programs in the coming year!

DONATE NOW TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!* (Link in Bio)
*Gifts will be matched up to $10,000 through the generosity of Board Member Carla Harrell Chamberlain.

Music for Seniors holds FREE public concerts that take place when and where older adults can readily access them: schedu...
12/22/2021

Music for Seniors holds FREE public concerts that take place when and where older adults can readily access them: scheduled for late morning or early afternoon featuring the music that seniors love.

These monthly concerts occur at a wide variety of accessible venues provided by community partners across the greater Nashville and Knoxville areas. Each month we feature a unique program by local artists of distinction. By rotating our concert venues, we try to ensure that everyone has a concert close to them during the series season.

Over the years, we have featured many artists, including Pam Tillis Official Music PageKetch Secor (of Old Crow Medicine Show) The Ukedelics Knoxville Opera Kelle Jolly
#KnoxvilleCommunity Band #DrewFischer #johnenglandandthewesternswingers and #charliemccoy

Our concert venue partners include Nashville ParksFrist Art Museum Cheekwood Tennessee State Museum Knoxville Museum of Art @lakeshorepark Tennessee Theatre Company #farragutcommunitycenter #episcopalchurchoftheascension among many others.

Please support our "Crescendo of Caring" Match Campaign so that we can continue to provide even more FREE public concerts in the coming year!

DONATE NOW TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!
(Link in Bio)

*Gifts will be matched up to $10,000 through the generosity of Board Member Carla Chamberlain.

Sarah Martin McConnell
Stephany Medina
Walt Quin
Lucia Folk
Carla Harrell Chamberlain
Erik Blue
Wendel Werner
Connye Florance

12/21/2021

Always a good time!

Lady Corder Chapman (Marie Chapman) is a beloved Music for Seniors Musician Partner. Often requested for Outreach sing-a...
12/14/2021

Lady Corder Chapman (Marie Chapman) is a beloved Music for Seniors Musician Partner. Often requested for Outreach sing-alongs, Lady also has appeared as a featured artist in the Music for Seniors FREE Daytime Concert Series. Her powerful vocals leading old time gospel songs, along with her spirited piano playing make Lady a sought-after crowd favorite.

To achieve our mission, Music for Seniors enlists many musicians who, like Lady, are seniors themselves. In this way, we engage older adults through both the giving and the receiving of services. By offering stipends for Outreach programs and honoraria for Concert performances, we also provide opportunity for them to earn supplemental income by sharing their unique gifts and talents.

Please support our "Crescendo of Caring" Match Campaign so that we can continue to provide even more live music programs led by Lady and our other Musician Partners in the coming year!

DONATE NOW TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NYNBKXHNVH6C6

*Gifts will be matched up to $10,000 through the generosity of Board Member Carla Chamberlain.

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We had a wonderful morning getting into the holiday spirit at the Frist Art Museum! Thank you so much to the incredibly ...
12/11/2021

We had a wonderful morning getting into the holiday spirit at the Frist Art Museum!

Thank you so much to the incredibly talented Jody Nardone and the Grammy-Award winning #CharlieMcCoy for sharing your talents with us.

More fun with Jody Nardone playing "Linus and Lucy" getting everyone into the holiday spirit at our Holiday Concert and ...
12/10/2021

More fun with Jody Nardone playing "Linus and Lucy" getting everyone into the holiday spirit at our Holiday Concert and Sing-Along at the Frist Art Museum!

We loved having our friends from FiftyForward there. Thank you so much to our sponsor, UnitedHealthcare for making this wonderful event possible!

Board Member, Carla Chamberlain, kicked off our “Crescendo of Caring” Match Campaign with a generous donation to encoura...
12/07/2021

Board Member, Carla Chamberlain, kicked off our “Crescendo of Caring” Match Campaign with a generous donation to encourage others to give.

Through Carla’s generosity, your gift will have double the impact!

“My mother, Nancy, has Alzheimer’s, which necessitated her coming to live with me, so we both began volunteering for Music for Seniors and attending the community concerts.

During the pandemic, Music for Seniors had a Virtual Outreach Program. These weekly miniconcerts were a lifesaver for Mom and me.

I am blessed to be able to offer a matching grant for this year’s “Crescendo of Caring” year-end fundraiser, in return for the many blessings Sarah and Music For Seniors have bestowed upon us.” -Carla Chamberlain, Board Member

Join Carla and donate now! Link in bio.
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NYNBKXHNVH6C6

Sarah Martin McConnell

Matt Bridges
Abbey Thomas
Stephany Medina
Walt Quinn
Lucia Folk
Erik Werner
Carla Harrell Chamberlain

#kindness #give #giving #givingtuesday #giving tuesday #generosity #givingback #givingtuesday2021 #charity #change #impact #changeisgood #socialimpact #advocacy #community #thanks #gratitude #musicforseniors #lightinguplives #doubleyourimpact #crescendoofcaringmatchcampaign #crescendoofcaring #[email protected]

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12/07/2021

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2 years ago today I was honored by Music for Seniors with their Musician Partner of the Year award for 2019. The most meaningful and most special award of my life. And it was on Mama's birthday too. She was so proud of me!

It has been a long year-and-a-half of isolation for many older adults in Tennessee. Music for Seniors is back with live ...
11/30/2021
Today is Giving Tuesday and marks the beginning of our “Crescendo of Caring” Match Campaign. - Music for Seniors

It has been a long year-and-a-half of isolation for many older adults in Tennessee. Music for Seniors is back with live music programs performed with care by our Musician Partners - always with the well-being of our senior community top of mind. We want to provide engaging live music programs to even more older adults in the coming year, and to do that we need your help! ...

https://musicforseniors.org/today-is-giving-tuesday-and-marks-the-beginning-of-our-crescendo-of-caring-match-campaign/

Today is Giving Tuesday and marks the beginning of our “Crescendo of Caring” Match CampaignIt has been a long year-and-a...
11/30/2021

Today is Giving Tuesday and marks the beginning of our “Crescendo of Caring” Match Campaign

It has been a long year-and-a-half of isolation for many older adults in Tennessee. Music for Seniors is back with live music programs performed with care by our Musician Partners - always with the well-being of our senior community top of mind.

We want to provide engaging live music programs to even more older adults in the coming year, and to do that we need your help!

DONATE NOW TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!

*Gifts will be matched up to $10,000 through the generosity of Board Member Carla Chamberlain.

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NYNBKXHNVH6C6

Sarah Martin McConnell
Stephany Medina
Walt Quinn
Lucia Folk
Carla Harrell Chamberlain

#kindness #give #giving #givingtuesday #giving tuesday #generosity #givingback #givingtuesday2021 #charity #change #impact #changeisgood #socialimpact #advocacy #community #thanks #gratitude #musicforseniors #lightinguplives #doubleyourimpact #crescendoofcaringmatchcampaign #crescendoofcaring #matchinggifts

Did you know?More than 70% of the money used to fund 800+ grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission last year was from t...
11/28/2021
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Did you know?

More than 70% of the money used to fund 800+ grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission last year was from the sale of these specialty license plates.

Thanks to Tennessee Arts Commission!

#artsmakeusbetter

http://tnspecialtyplates.org/

For accessibility accommodation requests including alternate digital formats, captioning, ASL, and assistive technologies please contact Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access, 615-532-9797.

11/01/2021

Mr. Sheldon Kahan delivering some pre-Halloween musical treats last week at The Senior Center at Ashland City!

Thank you for having us!

-video from Gena Batts

https://fb.watch/8--mpjvT4v/

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We're so grateful for Music for Seniors! Thank you for all the work that you do for seniors in Middle Tennessee.
Check out our latest podcast Squeeze the Day as we converse with Sarah Martin McConnell who shares her inspiration behind the founding of Music for Seniors. See how music lights up lives! Listen here: https://fiftyforward.org/podcast/
Meet Jannelle! ✨ Jannelle Means is a performance arts and life coach, female vocalist, and songwriter from Nashville, TN with experience in higher education, counseling, coaching, and music. ✨ She has a bachelor’s in mass communications, a master’s in professional counseling, and is working on her PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Creative Studies. ✨ Jannelle is also: • the founder of In the Moment Life Coaching and Soul Vibes • a member of a female trio, Voda • a volunteer for Music for Seniors and the Tennessee Prison for Women ✨ #magentaexpression #artist #performancecoach #womeninmusicbusiness #womenownedbusiness #diversenashville #nashvilleartist #art #creativecollaboration #follow #femalevocalist #entrepreneur #femaleentrepreneur #minorityownedbusiness #nashvillemusician #instalike #instadaily #instagood
Sarah Martin McConnell, Executive Director of Music for Seniors shares a message for Don. #DonSchlosserDay
Music for Seniors is making their concert series available online and you don't want to miss out. Sign up for their weekly newsletter to join in on the fun! 🎤🎷 ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://musicforseniors.org/enjoy-our-weekly-online-virtual-outreach-programs/
Our friends at Music for Seniors are taking their concerts online! Click the link below, enter your email address, and they'll send you a new program each week.
Join us next week at Plaza Mariachi Music City as we kick-off Music for Seniors 2020 FREE Daytime concert series - space is limited so RSVP early!
Music for Seniors is great and has potential to bless a lot of lives.
Fantastic annual holiday sing-along this morning with Music for Seniors accompanied by Nashville Episcopal School's Purple Martin Choir and Ketch of Old Crow Medicine Show 🎄
During Instructor Bronson Herrmuth’s Fall 2019 Music for Seniors Beginners Harmonica Learning Lab, OLLI members learned several songs including K*m Ba Yah, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, and Oh! Susanna. Here are some scenes from the final class. For information on registering for Winter 2020 courses, visit https://www.vanderbilt.edu/olli/. #osherlifelonglearninginstitute #rediscoverthejoyoflearning
During Instructor Bronson Herrmuth’s Fall 2019 Music for Seniors Beginners Harmonica Learning Lab, OLLI members learned several songs including K*m Ba Yah, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, and Oh! Susanna. Here are some scenes from the final class. For information on registering for Winter 2020 courses, visit https://www.vanderbilt.edu/olli/. #osherlifelonglearninginstitute #rediscoverthejoyoflearning
During Instructor Bronson Herrmuth’s Fall 2019 Music for Seniors Beginners Harmonica Learning Lab, OLLI members learned several songs including K*m Ba Yah, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, and Oh! Susanna. Here are some scenes from the final class. For information on registering for Winter 2020 courses, visit https://www.vanderbilt.edu/olli/. #osherlifelonglearninginstitute #rediscoverthejoyoflearning