Does this sound like you?
For starters, you probably enjoy music. Let’s face it. Almost everyone does.
You may have someone in your life – either personally or professionally – who is living with dementia.
You could be a family member, a care partner, a neighbor, or a friend. Maybe you are a CNA, a nurse, a Life Enrichment Professional, a home health aide, a manager or an owner of a senior living community.
Somewhere along the way you have probably heard that there are some benefits of using music with elders and with people living with dementia.
If you are caring for someone living with dementia, you may be feeling short on time and energy and wish something could make your job a little easier.
Maybe you wish you could make someone’s day a little brighter, share some joy, have a more meaningful visit.
Maybe you are musically inclined, but maybe you’re not. Either way, you may not quite know how to get started.
Maybe you’ve tried to do some music and didn’t have much luck getting people engaged.
Here's where I come in.
I’m Mary Sue, the founder of Singing Heart to Heart.
I’m passionate about the power of music; how it connects people, and how it uniquely touches our hearts and souls.
My passion for singing with elders started when I sang with my father-in-law who had dementia.
He had lost all language but when I sang the hymns he knew and loved, he could sing every word. Perfect pitch. He even added harmony.
I quickly learned what research is now documenting. Music is a powerful tool - especially for people living with dementia.
My mission is to bring music back into the lives of seniors, especially those who are living with dementia for whom engaging with music can be so beneficial.
I love music, I love to sing, and I love to lead music sessions for seniors.
I’m a professional musician, a career educator, an author, and an experienced speaker and trainer. Leading dementia care educator Teepa Snow, founder of Positive Approach to Care, endorses my work and she contributed to my book.
But the most important thing you should know about me is that my heart is in my work. I care about bringing music back into the lives of seniors.
And I care about you.
I lead close to 400 music sessions each year. But I need your help.
That’s why I want to connect with you.
My goal is to teach you how to do what I do, so the benefits of music can reach hundreds and thousands more people.
You don’t have to be me and you don’t have to be a professional musician.
Are you ready to harness the power of music?
Share your email and I'll get you started with
two free song downloads and an activity guide
for each song.