I have carved out a very special niche in recent years as a pianist/performer of choice at many of Toronto's finest Retirement Residences. Drawing heavily on repertoire from "the great American songbook" - tunes deeply familiar to seniors - these performances are extremely well-received. Residents seem keenly aware of the difference between 'just another pianist', and a true performance artist, and I have found seniors to be among the most appreciative audiences I have played for.

Among Toronto's many quality retirement residences, I am a regular and frequent performer at such as: The Dunfield, Revera's Bradgate Arms, Belmont House, Living Life on the Avenue - and many others.

If you would like to book a truly special piano performance for your seniors, please contact me.

I conduct Musical Therapy/Appreciation workshops for those dealing with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Music has a remarkable ability to cut through the 'fog of dementia' and reach people on such a direct, visceral level. I've been grateful to work at the Dotsa Bitove Academy, where I've learned much from the remarkable people I've met there.

Sessions involve a mix of live musical performance, and a wide variety of recorded music on CDs. There is discussion about the music, and some good story-telling as well.

If you or your organization can see a place for Musical Therapy/Appreciation for the dementia-challenged (or other) people in your world, I am at your disposal and would love to hear from you.