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 looking for musicians 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
Communicate with other volunteers participating in the sessions
Coordinate performances into session plan with other musicians
Gift for your time: $15/hr
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elder care
- Teaching / Instruction
- Music Therapy
- String Instrument
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1-10hrs per week