Live One Hour Sing-A-Long With Guitar Music
Guitar with Gloria
Guitar with Gloria is ideal for seniors of all cognitive ability levels. It was out of my love for both music and senior citizens, Guitar with Gloria began.
I started playing guitar 40 years ago. In 2006 I was asked to play guitar two hours a week at a local nursing home. I LOVED the job - the residents, the staff, and the sharing. Then in 2007, I launched Guitar with Gloria & Science for Seniors. I feel I am truly blessed in my work. Many, many times residents who may have grown quiet after moving into a retirement community, come alive when I play a familiar song. Residents begin tapping their feet, smiling, singing, and remembering the good times associated with the music they love. I feel I am truly blessed in my work. I look forward each morning to going to work, greeting old and new faces and seeing the joy of music reflected back at me!
When you hire me you get my very best 100 percent every time! My goal is to see everyone participating and having fun.
“Gloria is a wonderful asset to Sterling residents. Everyone benefits from her enthusiasm and talent and we are so very thankful to have Gloria as an instrumental influence in our lives.”
Nancy Newman, Activity Director
Sterling Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Media, PA
“Guitar with Gloria is not just a musical program. Gloria has a way of reaching out to the crowd to get them reminiscing and thinking of happy times. Her passion for music is clear, as she is full of knowledge and is able to educate her audience with factual information of the song(s) that she is performing. Gloria understands the elderly and is always educating herself to make their experiences with Guitar with Gloria more satisfying. I would recommend anyone to give her a show a chance, you will not be disappointed.”
Colleen Paradiso, ADC
Live Music For Seniors
Guitar with Gloria brings live music to seniors in nursing homes, assisted living communities and senior recreation centers.
We engage seniors in fun sing-a-longs. They receive large print music sheets and handheld jingle sticks so residents can fully participate in the entertainment. I am a nationally certified dementia practitioner with experience in encouraging memory care resident participation.
I play popular music based on the ages and the eras of my audience. I play holiday-themed music from Christmas to Labor Day, travel songs of places in America and upon request, religious songs. I have experience playing one-on-one music for residents in hospice care.
Guitar with Gloria is not just entertainment. It is an engaging activity program based on the scientific medical research that music engages the memory, de-stresses the brain and improves mood. My live music for seniors engages them as they sing their favorites songs. I also enjoy sharing trivia about the music and artists who made it famous. It is an experience to remember for everyone involved!