Active Music Classes
Ball/Cardio Drumming Classes
(30 min. Class)
Intergenerational Music Classes
Music is good for everyone, and it has amazing benefits for older individuals.
Some of the benefits of active music classes include
When seniors listen to music, it can help in lessening the stress and anxiety they are feeling. It can be very helpful in reducing the stress hormone cortisol and in normalizing the heart rate.
Active Music Classes encourage seniors to move. With music, they can dance, clap, or tap their toes. With the use of different musical instruments everyone in the class can participate.
Music brings people together. This is one of the best ways music can help older people make connections
Communicating for some seniors can be difficult. There are many times when singing rather than speaking is much easier and they can express themselves.
Music can help to affect mood. Being involved in an active music class can help to change someone’s attitude if someone is having a hard day. Music can boost emotions into the positive zone!
Music can help in managing physical pain and discomfort. One of the most common ways is using the active music class as a distraction.
Memory loss is a common concern among older adults, and research has shown that music can have a positive impact on memory and cognitive function in this population.
Music can evoke strong emotions, such as happiness, sadness, excitement, and more. Listening to a favorite song can bring back fond memories and make you feel good.
Active Music Classes: In these 40-minute active music classes we will sing, play instruments, use adapted props for movement activities, listen, connect, and have fun.
Ball/Cardio Drumming: In this active, fun, and engaging 30 min. class community members will play on large exercise/yoga balls that are placed on a laundry basket/bucket. Favorite music of community members can be used as well as favorites of mine. I will provide the drumsticks and the community will provide balls and buckets. Class size is limited to the number of balls and buckets.
Intergenerational Music Classes: In these 40-minute active music classes we will sing, play instruments, use adapted props for movement activities, listen, connect, have fun with each other and invite younger children to participate. Intergenerational Music-making benefits the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of children and older people. It also promotes the development of social relationships and interactions that lead to the dissolution of stereotypes of the young and old.
Pam Felber, Ziggity Zag Music LLC is an experienced Music Educator with experience in Residential/Assisted Living Communities. While traveling for a year with the international organization, Up With People, she visited over 50 retirement/assisted living communities all over the world. At each community, a program of music and dance was presented followed by time to get to know community members. While teaching, Pam brought children to perform in different elderly communities where the objective was not only to sing, but to also interact. Between 2010 and 2018, Pam’s parents lived in an assisted living community where she was a frequent visitor. Pam is not a Music Therapist but has always had a great interest in reading and learning from case studies and professional development opportunities in the field.
(30 min. Class)
Pam Felber, Ziggity Zag Music LLC is fully insured, NH Licensed Music Educator, and will bring all the instruments and props for class except for Yoga/Exercise Balls and basket/buckets. Recent background check and references are available upon request.
Classes are 40 or 30 minutes in length depending on the class, with a 10-minute flex time between classes.
Depends on the number of Balls and Baskets provided by Community.
Up to 20 adults and 8 children or some variation of the two.
The option to meet 3 or 4 times per month is possible.
Support: Staff attend classes with community members when necessary.
Teachers and/or parent attends with children/child for Intergenerational Class
Space for Music: An indoor space will be used for music classes allowing open space for movement activities.
Instruments/Props/Speaker: Will be provided by Ziggity Zag Music LLC
Never wonder if the class will happen! I will arrive at least 15 minutes before each class begins.
Highly engaging, fun, age appropriate, participatory performance for your community Day or Night. Performance Length: 45 minutes.