Music for Seniors

For more than thirty years, Peter has been delighting seniors with concert, lecture recitals singalongs and other interactive programs in the US, Europe, the UK and Australia to universal acclaim.  They showcase his unique ability to engage audiences as a performer, musicologist, and educator.

Performances: Peter offers concerts and educational lecture recitals focusing on American vernacular music from 1890-1945: ragtime, blues, jazz, and the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley. Informative,  interactive and inspirational, they combine his remarkable abilities as a pianist and singer with his experience as a musicologist and educator.



Suitable for: nursing homes; retirement communities.

Places worked in recently in the US

The Knolls at Valhalla, NY

Heritage Hills, NY

The Landing at Poughkeepsie, NY

Atria at Ossining, NY

The Fountains, Millbrook, NY



Golden Oldies Type Event – gently interactive performance, more explicit singing along.  Less formal. Me playing my repertoire, mostly songs.

Who suitable? Mild memory impaired/cognitive issues


Singing group (songbirds model) – led from piano – wordsheets or even sheet music a possibility. – call it a Songbirds event! Yes! No pressure

Who suitable? Mild memory impaired/cognitive issues


Full Outreach – Led from piano with assistants encouraging in-person interaction.  Some or much a cappella

Who suitable? Cognitive impairment


NURSING HOMES  – what language do they use to describe impairment types and levels


Variety of interactiveness, and informality – adjusted  suitable for the level of functioning of the “audience”