Musical Biographies (TM)


In partnership with the UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Villa Musica presents Musical Biographies (TM). 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 (TM)” 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: Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fall 2022: October 6 through November 10, 2022
Number of participants: min. 4 max. 8
Facilitators: Tara Graviss, Haley Stead, Joy Raab

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Tara Graviss at
To learn more about Musical Biographies (TM) visit our youtube channel Villa Musica Performs
Read more about the benefits of music therapy programs like Musical Biographies in this article by the San Diego Union Tribune.