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Generations United Remix Rhythm Rumble Introduction


Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist during the Generations United Generations Remix Conference, Milwaukee, WI June 16, 2017.

 Thank you, Generations United program committee, for allowing me to close the Inspiriting 2017 Remix intergenerational Conference by facilitating an interactive “Remix Rhythm Rumble” presentation for 250 older adult health care professionals, youth program directors, intergenerational program directors, friends and families.

 This purpose of this interactive presentation was to demonstrate how Rhythm can to bridge generations and create connections for older adults and youth through an interactive music making activity with boomwhackers. 

 The presentation began with an energizing opening demonstration of playing boomwhackers, emphasizing starting, stopping, going faster, slower, louder and softer by visual cuing. Then each color played their rhythm together as a group, sharing their individual sound.

 If you’d like a digital copy of the “10 steps to establish rhythm” handout as referenced in the video, please email:  info@music4wellness.net

 Thank you Cathy Feldkamp and Leslie Henry and other volunteers and staff for assisting and inviting me to share my passion of music to bridge the generations through Boomwhackers. I’m honored to part of this amazing conference! #

 Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist is the Founder and Owner, Music for Wellness from Norfolk, VA. She is one of the rare women and former Navy Captain who served our country for over 25 years in operational logistics.

 After her Navy retirement, she completed multiple training programs in facilitation of drumming, rhythm, keyboard, and a degree in Music Therapy plus a 6 month music therapy internship at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, VA.  Becky creates rhythm based programs and music therapy services to enhance the quality of life in supporting the health and well-being of older adults living with dementia, care partners and health care professionals in the Geriatric Industry.  Becky is also a certified Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care (PAC) trainer/coach and provides dementia awareness workshops to care partners and dementia health care professionals.  She also conducts inter-generational music therapy programs to bridge the generations of preschoolers and individuals living with dementia.

More information may be found at:  http://www.gu.org/ABOUTUS/OurMission.aspx

Our Mission:  The mission of Generations United is to improve the lives of children youth and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.

Our Vision:  A world that values and engages all generation

Our Core Beliefs:  Generations United is the catalyst that brings single-age focused groups together to build and support a common agenda while providing a unique voice in public debate. We honor, support, and engage all ages.

http://Music4Wellness.net Music for YOUR Wellness, Music for Wellness, LLC, 757-563-348 email:  info@music4wellness.net

For more information on Music Therapy, check out our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/MusicForYourWellness

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  • 1.  Loved it, Would like to know more about the studies.  – Kate Rowe (LCSW) 2.  This was fun!  – Cathy Pitts 3.  This was so much fun and relaxing.  Would love to do this again.  – Cynthia Barrett 4.  Very good and fun presentation.  Great Job!!  –  Anne Nicholson 5.  Awesome!  Thanks for caring…this was exactly what we needed!  – Capt Anita Yates
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