Back to School – Song Lists

Back to School – Song Lists

When the kids go back to school, many a senior living community takes time to reflect on memories of school. To help you put together songs to fuel those memories I’ve put together the following song lists. If you want more ideas especially for intergenerational...
Before you assess, do these 6 things

Before you assess, do these 6 things

Think of all the times you assess during the day. You assess: A new resident in a senior living community. The current status of an individual as you enter a room for a session. The energy and needs of a group with which you are about to share music or lead an...
45+ songs from the 1970’s to start learning

45+ songs from the 1970’s to start learning

It is time to start adding songs from the 1970’s to your repertoire.Younger generations (those born in 1950’s on) are starting to show in senior living communities. It is time to start learning and including the music of their youth and 20’s. Yes,...
5 Big Song Sources to Watch This Year

5 Big Song Sources to Watch This Year

How many song sources do you have on your shelf? How about on your electronic devices? What have you bookmarked for searches? Even with all of these you are likely open to more. Add 5 more song sources These sources are online so you won’t need to grab a heavy...
Are You Making These 4 Vocal Warm-up Mistakes?

Are You Making These 4 Vocal Warm-up Mistakes?

Are you doing vocal warm-ups before your sessions? You know you should to protect your voice. How long are you spending? Is it enough? Fact is we tend to make mistakes when it comes to warming up. Let’s look at them so we can take better care of our voice. Avoid...
4 Ways to Overcome Repertoire Burn-out

4 Ways to Overcome Repertoire Burn-out

Burn out refers to overuse or stress. Face it, there are some songs that get over used in senior living. (If I had to place a guess, one is “You Are My Sunshine”.) There is nothing wrong with singing participants’ favorite songs just like there is...