Musical Biographies

Class Description

In partnership with the UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Villa Musica presents The Musical Biographies Project. This program is designed to bring together people with Alzheimer’s disease, their care-givers and family in a unique multi-sensorial experience that centers around music and memory. “Musical Biographies” is a 6-week series of classes that provide small groups of older individuals living with Alzheimer’s (and their care givers) a platform for creating memory books inspired by a musical playlist. Participants will work with Villa Musica and UCSD staff, care givers and extended family members to identify music that inspires memory: memory of an important occasion, an event, an era and then design and decorate a personal biography that brings their musical choices to life.

When: Fall Session: Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm October 5 through November 9
Number of participants: min. 4 max. 8
Facilitators: Fiona Chatwin, Yvonne Perez-Collins, Adessa Campbell

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Fiona Chatwin at