Paid-volunteer! Teach music to people with Alzheimer's

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Mind&Melody, Inc.

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Mind&Melody is a nonprofit organization implementing interactive music programs at healthcare facilities for individuals experiencing Alzheimer's. We bring live performances, teach the basics of music theory, and have created a color-coding system that helps our participants play sheet music and create their own music.

We are a team of individuals dedicated to helping minds find their melody through music! Over the past two years, we have established five chapters of Mind&Melody across Florida at FIU, FAU-Boca, FAU-Jupiter, UF, and FSU. We currently have Mind&Melody programs running statewide and are looking to create more programs by the end of this year!

So if you want to be part of carrying out this vision and are excited about helping people through music, this session leader internship was made for you! You will be able to use your teaching skills and personality to engage with participants and help brighten their day!

Volunteer Position Description:

Objective:The Session Leader will be responsible for leading the entire music session by teaching the participants the lesson and directing all the planned activities, such as singing songs and playing music games. Training is provided. He/She will report to the President.


We are hiring in Miami, Ft.Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Arriving at least 15mins before the start of the session to set up.

  • Lead the music session

  • Must be present at every session

  • Creating a lesson plan a week before the actual session

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • The lesson plan should include:

    • Chronological list of all planned activities for the session

    • Estimate of how long each activity will take

    • Songs which will be sung and how this will be done (karaoke, guitar/piano accompaniment, etc.) Print out lyrics & sheet music

    • Certain key phrases or analogies that will be used to help participants understand the lesson

    • Backup plan

  • Communicate with other volunteers participating in the sessions

    • Coordinate performances into session plan with other musicians

Gift for your time: $15/hr

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to communicate ideas and interact with others via social media (currently using Facebook,Whatsapp, Asana and GoogleDrive)

  • Strong public speaking and teaching skills

  • Basic musical knowledge (ability to play an instrument is a plus)

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail (mainly for creating session plans)

  • Creativity and flexibility (adaptable to unexpected situations)

  • Patience & desire to help others

To Apply:

Please email 1) a copy of your resume, 2) a paragraph of why you want the position and in which city you’re applying for 3) short video showcasing your musical talent to

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2103 Coral Way, Miami, FLMiami, FL 33145



  • Elder care
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Music Therapy
  • Singing
  • String Instrument


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-10hrs per week

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