Group Discussions

Dusty Turtle

music heals, say the scientists

Every now and then experts come around and tell us what we already know. Check out this story from NPR's Morning Edition on science "proving"...
@Dusty Turtle started 5 years ago - replies: 6
Terry Wilson

Senior Ministry

I'd sure like to see this group revived.  Senior Ministry is my heart.  I love it and participate with a passion.   I also head up our Senior...
@Terry Wilson started 2 years ago - replies: 20

Favorite tunes for comfort & relaxation

Hi - I'm a new member and am interested in what others are playing in elder care facilities, hospitals, and hospice. Which instrumental songs do...
@julieVT started 6 months ago - replies: 4
David Bennett

Hearts of the Dulcimer: Episode 041: The Healing Dulcimer

This may have already been posted on the main FOTMD site, I'm just adding it to this group. Hearts of the Dulcimer: Episode #041: The Healing...
@David Bennett started 10 months ago - replies: 0
Terry Wilson

Christmas songs

Hello.  For you folks who play at senior homes, I am just curious as to your song selection.   I need some new ideas.   Here are mine: Feliz...
@Terry Wilson started 2 years ago - replies: 10
Terry Wilson

New Song (for me)

I started learning a new song last week, called; "I feel like travelling on."   I love it. I played it at ALH's, this week, Tuesday and Thursday...
@Terry Wilson started 2 years ago - replies: 0
Terry Wilson

Donated beginner dulcimer for elderly lady...?

A friend of mine, an 87yr old lady, has engaged me to teach her mountain dulcimer.  I'm trying to help her find a low cost, but very playable,...
@Terry Wilson started 2 years ago - replies: 29
Salt Springs

Music for wholeness and Healing

I think there is aspect to music that is sometimes overlooked and that is music's ability to provide a tremendous amount of spiritual ministry, if...
@Salt Springs started 4 years ago - replies: 6

How Music can stay with us til the end...

This is a beautiful article about this woman's life and how in the end all she had left was her beloved music, through which she and her children...
@Strumelia started 3 years ago - replies: 2

Courage to play publicly

Two weeks ago my mother passed away.  Music therapists came twice and it was lovely.  My goal is to play in nursing homes as a volunteer but I...
@dulcinina started 3 years ago - replies: 24

Donating/Volunteering - is that a tax deduction?

I never really thought about this, but I donate/volunteer many hours every year to playing in nursing homes (as many of you do too).  I never get...
@Blondie started 3 years ago - replies: 3

Teaching Cancer Survivors at Gilda's Club Louisville (Gilda Radner)

I have been teaching at Gilda's club for a couple of years now and was just searching the internet for a tab for "Little Drummer Boy". Then I found...
@TERI WEST started 6 years ago - replies: 1
Ann Wells

playing at a nursing home

Hello everyone I am new to this wonderful dulcimer by 4 months, but have already played in our two nursing homes here in Antigonish, Nova Scotia,...
@Ann Wells started 5 years ago - replies: 28
Cindi Zechman

The greater blessing

Whenever I play my dulcimer for one of my hospice patients they tell me it's such a blessing to listen to the soft, gentle music it makes but I am...
@Cindi Zechman started 6 years ago - replies: 5
Rhonda Sorrells

First visit success!

Ok, so a while back I wrote how my daughter and I were going to be doing room visits at a nursing home in our area. Well, we had our first visit...
@Rhonda Sorrells started 6 years ago - replies: 3
Rhonda Sorrells

Starting visits in October...

Hi everyone! I don't post much, but read many of the helpful discussions on FOTMD. And I am hoping you will chime in with some advice for me. My...
@Rhonda Sorrells started 6 years ago - replies: 6
Colleen Hailey

My first concert

My group played at an assisted living/nursing home today. It was my first concert since I started learning how to play (last March). We played well...
@Colleen Hailey started 6 years ago - replies: 3
Bill Robison

Playing at nursing homes

Hi, I am a fairly new dulcimer fan , about 3 years now, I play at 4 nursing homes, every other weekin south central Indiana. I am retired, love...
@Bill Robison started 6 years ago - replies: 4
Cindi Zechman

The Still Small Voice

I had heard my friend Jeanette wasn't doing well....the doctors told her it could be any time. I knew I needed to go in as soon as I could, take...
@Cindi Zechman started 7 years ago - replies: 6
Guy Babusek

Music Therapy Books

There are some wonderful books on music therapy that are usually geared toward the harp, but much of the information can be adapted to the...
@Guy Babusek started 7 years ago - replies: 3