Community Music Jam

In Person

This workshop is designed for individuals experiencing early cognitive change to moderate dementia and is open to care partners.

Group music-making has been an essential part of human connection for all of human history! Come have fun, make new friends, and release stress by making music in a supportive environment led by music therapist Shannon Kiley.

No music experience needed, only an open attitude and a desire to have fun!

Shannon Kiley, MM, MT-BC

Shannon began practicing tai chi in 2008 with the Taoist Tai Chi and remains fascinated with meditative movement. She cultivates regular yoga and mindfulness practices and loves to read and hike.

Shannon’s interests tend to lie at the intersection of the transcendent and the everyday, and she is fascinated with tai-chi’s ability to transport humans to a place of healing and restoration. She is an award-winning musician, songwriter, and music producer, releasing music under the moniker Olive Tiger. Shannon views the music studio and the creative process as a call into growth and transformation and loves to invite others into that space.

Shannon has been an avid explorer and appreciator of music and sound from an early age. Her interests in music and in healing led to becoming a board-certified music therapist in 2011. She has offered music in a healing capacity in a wide variety of settings over the last decade including hospitals, schools, homes, rehabilitation centers, hospices, assisted living and skilled nursing communities, currently serving as a staff music therapist at LiveWell.