Paid-volunteer! Play or sing music to people with Alzheimer's
60 people are interested
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 Performer will be responsible playing music for the participants. They are expected to prepare the songs for the sessions beforehand. He/She will report to the Session Leader.
We are hiring in Miami, Ft.Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart
Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
Arriving at least 15 mins before the start of the session to help set up.
Coordinate with the Session Leader who plans the music sessions, when you will perform
Performing music for older adults
Prepare music before sessions
Learn/play/sing songs from the 30-70s, Nursery Rhymes, patriotic songs
Demonstrate your instrument
Must have reliable transportation
Gift for your time: $10/hr
Ability to communicate ideas and interact with others via social media (currently using Facebook,Whatsapp, Asana and GoogleDrive)
Ability to speak in front of a group of people
Basic musical knowledge (ability to play an instrument is a plus)
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to be able to improvise (not required but a plus)
Ability to read an audience response to music
Ability to sight read music
Can perform solo or with other musicians
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
About Mind&Melody, Inc.
8905 SW 102 Terrace, Miami, FL 33176, US
Mind&Melody, Inc. is a non-profit organization that implements interactive music programs with educational and therapeutic benefits for individuals experiencing neurological impairments in order to improve quality of life.
About our Pilot Study:
Dementia is one of the most common neurocognitive disorders vastly affecting older adults worldwide. Dementia is a chronic or progressive disorder of the central nervous system that gradually affects cognitive functions.
While there is no cure for dementia, treatment is available. Music has proven to benefit a wide range of older adults afflicted with cognitive decline. According to research, music has been effective in decreasing dementia related behaviors including agitation, anxiety, and depression as well as improving overall quality of life.
The Mind&Melody Music Program for Participants Experiencing Dementia is designed to cater to those without a music background, and are taught by a team of volunteers that work together to share their passion for teaching, performing music, and improving the quality of life for people with dementia.
The program provides the opportunity for community involvement and simultaneously raises awareness about dementia. Students are given the opportunity to earn community service hours and learn about the daily lives of people with dementia.
We'll work with your schedule.
901 NW 35th St, Boca RatonBoca Raton, FL 33431
- Music Theory
- Teaching / Instruction
- Music Therapy
- Music Arts
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training