times of change and many losses, there's no reason why people should lose
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|WoodSong Publishing is owned and operated by Dawn C. Wooderson
and is registered in Aurora, CO, USA.
Dawn is a
Teacher and musician with a special interest in Life Experiences in the
Second 50 Years. After teaching music in public schools, serving as a
church choir director and organist, and teaching in colleges and
universities, Dawn entered several non-traditional ways of teaching in
community centers, retirement communities, and health-care facilities with
- What place does music have in each person's unique
experiences after age 50?
- What can musicians do to help others enjoy the benefits of
experiencing a variety of musical experiences?
- How can we harness the power of music for health, healing,
and palliative care for older adults with special needs?
- What can we do to maximize the potential for mental health
and a lively life of the mind throughout our later years?
To answer these questions, Dawn visited many senior adult care
residences, returned to graduate study in Gerontology at Baylor University, and
continues to attend professional conferences. Her study is enriched by
presenting a wide variety of music sessions for older adults at learning
centers, retreats, community centers, and residential communities.
The Brain Power! classes for active senior adults grew out of
her own life-long learning about the mind and brain in later life. This
teaching grew into consulting, teaching other professionals, and offering the
carefully selected Mental Fitness resources and Jig-Saw puzzles.
Sharing knowledge gained from a life-time in music and 30+
years in older adult services, Dawn speaks at national and regional professional
conferences for health-care, social service, and religious organizations.
Dawn is the primary author and producer of WoodSong's Songs of Faith
large-print hymnbooks and recordings. The Guitar Ensembles
book is used in universities, colleges, schools and private studios.
Sacred Schulwerk offers materials for Improvisation, Meditation, and
Performance in all sacred spaces.
Dawn also teaches piano, guitar, and recorder in her home
Dawn's academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Music Education
from Florida State University, Graduate study in Gerontology at Baylor
University, and Level 2 Orff-Schulwerk Certification.