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Elder Care & Healing Arts


  • 41 years as a professional musician in a wide variety of settings

  • 14 years of experience and more than 600 shows and events in:

    • Senior Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, Hospice, Neurology, and Nephrology Facilities (including activities specifically crafted for Alzheimer’s and Memory Care patients)

  • Over 600 hours of Palliative Care bedside music experience

  • 10 years as Musician in Residence for Reno Foundation Healing

  • Arts Program

  • 8 years and over 40 shows with Seniors as Director of the Senior

  • Music Workshop for the City of Reno Senior Services

  • Artist for the Sierra Arts Elder Care Concert Series

  • National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece Grant Recipient for “Evolution of the Blues” Show

  • Program director and/or grant recipient for over 25 Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Grants, including:

    • Nevada Arts Council Arts in Education Grant Recipient

    • Sierra Arts Artist Grant Recipient


  • Nevada Arts Council Rostered Artist

  • Comprehensive and flexible musical skills on:

    • Piano, keyboards, guitar, mandolin. flute, percussion and vocal

  • More than 30 hours of eclectic memorized repertoire with a special emphasis on the American Songbook from 1926-1956, vintage country, folk, blues and Americana

  • Fluid improvisation in a variety of traditional styles

  • High quality musical gear:

    • Instruments and PA systems for up to 400 person venues

  • Lightweight portable keyboards and acoustic instruments for bedside settings

  • Magna Cum Laude Bachelors of Music Degree in Piano Performance

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