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Music and Music Therapy

Sing-A-Long Series

Our Music Therapist, Kristopher Hong, MT-BC, NMT, hails from Georgia and came all the way to the Bay Area to bring music into the lives of those who come to Rosener House. 

He utilizes the guitar, piano, ukulele,  and voice to bring music and joy to those all around!

The second set from Kris' sing-along series. Songs from movies! Lyric Packet in the resources tab. (Packet 1)

The second set from Kris' sing-along series. Songs about the moon! Lyric Packet in the resources tab. (Packet 1)

The third set from Kris' sing-along series. Songs about the weather! Lyric Packet in the resources tab. (Packet 1)

The 4th video in Kris' sing-a-long series. The theme is African-American musicians! Lyric packet in the resource tab. (Packet 1)

The theme for the the 5th sing-a-long is African American Musicians with a focus on women. Lyric packet in the resource tab. (Packet 1)

The theme for the the 6th sing-a-long is songs written by Irving Berlin, one of America's most prolific songwriters. Lyric packet in the resource tab. (Packet 2)

The 7th in the sing-a-long series. Some of Kris's favorite crooner songs. Lyric packet in the resource tab! (Packet 2)

The 8th sing-a-long video! This one is all about songs from the 1960s. Be sure to check out the Sing-a-long Packet 2 in the resource tab for a copy of the lyrics!

Guided Imagery/Relaxation and Percussion/Musical Games

Try and guess the song name based on the picture!

Kris plays some Christmas favorites while asking trivia about the songs!

Listen intently as Kris guides you through a imagery based relaxation.

Play along on your knees! Feel the rhythm.

Kris improvises on the piano while guiding in us in relaxation.

A musical game to see how well you know your songs!

Themed Music

Come learn about Crooners with me.

Take an audible trip to Hawaii with these island songs!

Part 1 on The Fab Four.

Some classic love songs. <3

Join Kris for some classic folk tunes!

Come check out some classic tunes.

Let's start the day by singing! (from April 6)

Some Frank Sinatra classics! (From April 8th)

Let's start the day by singing! (from April 7)

Learn about Elvis Presley, The King. (From April 10)

A little on Doris Day (From April 9)

Music Appreciation

Allison is one of the wonderful music professors at Foothill College and she visits to teach us about the many facets of music. At Rosener at Home we are fortunate enough to receive some digital classes as well. Come take a seat and let your ears take you away.

Let's learn about Glenn Miller.

A performance talk with music of Handel and Bach.

Allison's second talk on Variations on a theme of Paisello by Ludwig Beethoven.

The first part of a talk and performance about the great French composer.

A talk and performance about the great French composer. Music from "Miroirs" and the 3rd movement of the Sonatine.

A piece by Ravel called "Vallee des Cloches" from "Miroirs"with a storyteller narrating a great story.

Allison teaches us a little about some early jazz pianists.

A performance-talk by Allison Lovejoy about Chopin's unique Concerto for Piano.

A Music Appreciation discussion and performance of Concertos for Keyboard from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Eras.

Late Romantic Era Czech composer comes to America in the 1890s and is inspired by Harry T. Burleigh and Spirituals.

Come with Allison as we learn about Mozart's Piano Sonata in C Major.

Allison introduces Maurice Ravel, a French Impressionistic composer.

Part two of Allison's class on Ravel.

A short talk about these Eastern European composers and performance of Bartok's piano music and folk influences.

Allison teaches us about Chopin.

Part 1 of Allison's series on Debussy.

Part 2 of Allison's series on Debussy.

This music appreciation class is focused on Nocturnes.

Let's learn about Rachmaninov!

A class on the Prelude from Baroque to Romantic era from Allison.

More Preludes from 1910-1930, including works from Debussy and Gershwin.

Allison in discussion with performance about the history of the Waltz. Selections by Rosas, Strauss, Chopin, Brahms, Grieg, Granados and Joplin.

Allison plays some nocturnes by Bizet and Debussy.