From Bach to the Beatles and beyond!
Lynne Standish

From Bach to the Beatles and beyond!

Music History class with Katherine!

Katherine McGrath, MT-BC, is our music therapist at the community and she has recently begun a six part course on music history. From the Medieval period to the present day, Katherine recently held a class on the Baroque period. The music of Bach and Vivaldi were highlighted.  During these classes, residents are learning about the historical and political climate of the day, as well as how the art of the period all relate to music.  Future classes will touch on the Classical period with the music of Mozart and Beethoven.  According to Katherine, a "fan favorite" is the Romantic period which is remembered as the Waltz period with music from Chopin and Brahms.  As she moves towards the present day, the Impressionist period,or Jazz will be discussed, the Counter Culture period (60's) and finally the music of today will wrap up this course.

In addition to teaching music history classes, Katherine can be seen hosting musical trivia, facilitating drum circles, leading singalongs,employing music for mindfulness exercises, and also utilizing music to help process grief and/or spiritual needs in both group and individual settings.  Katherine's motto is empowerment through creativity! 

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