Mind&Melody is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in December 2014, focused on improving the quality of life for people experiencing dementia, Alzheimer’s and other neurocognitive impairments through music. We implement novel interactive music programs at healthcare facilities, nursing homes, day centers, and assisted living facilities. Our services help bridge the lack of enrichment programs at healthcare facilities through music.
Edilia fascinated by the Dilruba. We love seeing participants explore new sounds and instruments. Most interesting instrument participants at Mind&Melody have played so far!
Mind&Melody team during the Gathering of Minds Meeting.
Participants playing the keyboards at Mind&Melody Music Session
Mind&Melody, Inc. provides the opportunity for musicians to perform in a low-pressure environment while simultaneously enriching the lives of others!
Here's Riley performing on his saxophone for our participants.
Mind&Melody Music Programs
We have designed a proprietary music curriculum with three goals: One, to deliver live musical performances. Two, to teach music theory concepts in a simple, fun & artistic way. Three, to play sheet music and create original composition through our color-coding system. The program proved to be socially, cognitively, creatively, and physically stimulating for participants.
During the program, a gentleman who used to professionally play the violin, but had recently stopped due to his dementia was partnered with one of our volunteers with a
viola. After some encouragement from our volunteer this gentleman began to play along to the song other participants were playing on the keyboards and he lit up completely,
smiling ear to ear. This was a man who didn’t engage in other activities at the facility and did little other than sit and stare blankly. Our music program truly improved his quality of
life; he mentioned how much fun he was having and that he always looked forward to our weekly session.
We strive to enhance the daily lives of our participants through musical activities with educational and therapeutic benefits. We have successfully implemented programs with 100% volunteers. In the past year, we have established five chapters of Mind&Melody across Florida in Miami, Boca Raton, Jupiter, Gainesville, and Tallahassee. Mind&Melody has programs across Florida involving 100+ participants and 100 volunteers.