Keynote Performances



“Your beautiful performance and songs brought alive the importance and magnitude of what friendship and personal caring attention can do for the elderly, as well as capturing the heartsong of our organization’s mission and purposeJudith Merrin, Executive Director, Love is the Answer (LITA)

Founder and Director Judith-Kate Friedman is available to bring keynotes, lectures and demonstrations to conferences and civic events.

With humor and sensitivity, she demonstrates the improved quality of life that comes when individuals and their communities start making their own original music together.

Her ‘song/talks’ combine stories and songs from Songwriting Works™ and/or Psalms, Songs and Stories™ projects with research findings, the latest insights on music’s impact on brain fitness and overall health, and real-life discoveries about creativity and aging as reported by participants in Songwriting Works’ 25 year history.

Film clips, slideshows and Q&A can be included.

Topics (partial list):

  • Songwriting Works™: Enhancing Life, Voicing Community
  • Music, Creativity, and the Brain
  • Music as an Innovation in Dementia Care
  • The Power of Intergenerational Songwriting
  • Songwriting as Service – New Paths for Professional Musicians
  • How Singing Heals
  • Bring it on Home: Care Partners and Clients Reaching Out through Song

Concert performances with the Songwriting Works Touring Ensemble are also available.

Presenter honoraria benefits Songwriting Works in its to mission restore joy, hope, health and community through song.

Contact us to design a performance or presentation for your next event.