Music for Seniors connects area musicians with older adults through live and interactive music programs designed to engage, entertain and educate seniors – promoting health and wellbeing, reducing isolation and enriching the lives of all participants.

Watch Music for Seniors in Action!

Click on photo below to watch NewsChannel 5 Feature on Music for Seniors:

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Percussion Outreach Program and FREE Daytime Concert Event

Music for Seniors Featured in

The Tennessean

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Lighting Up Lives

Music for Seniors is a Tennessee-based 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization enlisting Nashville-area professional, semi-professional and student musicians to provide one-hour, interactive outreach programs to senior centers, day programs, retirement communities, nursing homes and even home-bound older adults. Our programs span a wide variety of music and genres focusing on the tastes, preferences and needs of the older adults whose lives we touch. Audience engagement and interaction are built into our delivery model.

We offer musicians a ready vehicle for significant civic involvement and pay them a modest per-program stipend for sharing their time and talents.

Participating senior groups and communities receive outstanding music programs for reasonable fees assessed individually and based on a sliding scale. We can subsidize up to 100% of fees for low-income nonprofits and home-bound individuals, depending on need.

Musicians: visit our Musicians page to learn more and to complete an on-line performer application.

Seniors: (service providers, residence communities and caregivers) visit our Services page to learn more about great music options for your group or home-bound individual and to complete an on-line participant application.

In addition to our outreach programs, the Music for Seniors FREE Daytime Concert Series offers a public concert every month featuring celebrated soloists and groups. These daytime events are always free and open to all older adults, their companions and caregivers.

Visit our Concerts page to see what's coming up and read about past events.

To learn more about our organization and staff, our current goals, fiscal standing and governance, and our long-term aspirations as a we look toward a bright future, please review our profile on, an on-line resource of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

To hear how one colossal hurricane in 2005 led to the inspirational founding of Music for Seniors in 2007 and the rest of our story since then, read more.

Now Celebrating Ten Years!

2017 marks TEN YEARS of operations. Here are highlights of our current music programming.

Over 200 area professional, semi-professional, and student and youth musicians will participate throughout the year in all programming.

About 75 partner musicians now participate regularly, providing as many as 100 programs a month.

We now touch the lives of older adults in six Middle Tennessee counties: Davidson, Williamson, Wilson, Sumner, Robertson and Rutherford.

September, 2016: Music for Seniors presents at National Center for Creative Aging International Conference and Leadership Exchange in Washington, D.C. Sarah Martin McConnell, Executive Director, and Matt Bridges, Program Director, share our unique interactive programming in their presentation, "Recreational Music Making: A Powerful Tool for Creating, Connecting, Caregiving."

Music for Seniors Live Performance Learning Labs at Nashville Public Library. FREE GROUP LESSONS in 8-week series, every spring and fall.

  • Ukulele
  • Percussive Arts
  • Group Singing
  • More to come....(harmonica, recorder, melodica – stay tuned!)
  • Intergenerational lessons for beginners and experienced participants.
  • Free and open to the public.
  • Weekly sessions meet at Nashville Public Library (downtown).
  • Final public program event will showcase students' progress.

For details CLICK HERE to visit our LEARNING LABS page.