Nursing Home Entertainment
At nursing homes, Cara offers upbeat and interactive themed singalongs with large print songbooks. She engages the residents by having them participate in her show, rather than just watching her play.
Her themed shows are:
- Irish Singalongs ( Danny Boy, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Irish Lullaby)
- Oldies Mix from the 20s-60s (Pretty Baby, Let me Call You Sweetheart, That's Amore)
- Patriotic Singalongs (America the Beautiful, Anchors Aweigh, Yankee Doodle)
- Christmas Singalongs (Both traditional Carols and popular Christmas songs)
She has played at many Alzheimer's/dementia care units, and it is astounding how the residents can recall all of the words to the songs she plays.
Cara also has played background music for candlelight dinners, happy hours, birthday parties, picnics, and special events. She plays a mix of easy listening background music including classical, oldies, show tunes, and more.
Strolling Flute Music
Cara is available for hire as a strolling flute player. Strolling musicians play as they walk around one or more rooms. This kind of musician is hard to find and useful for classy events that want music to be heard throughout the room as the musician walks to and fro, rather than a stationary location. Cara has played strolling music for dinners and also throughout hallways at nursing homes for residents who are unable to leave their rooms.
Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions
Cara has played for many wedding ceremonies, receptions, and cocktail hours. She always take requests beforehand in order to provide a personalized playlist for the happy couple's special day. She can play the traditional Wedding March down the aisle, or a special song dear to the heart of the couple getting married.
Funeral Services and Background Music
Cara provides the grieving family an atmosphere of comfort by playing soothing music to ease their pain. She has played for both viewings and memorial services. Appropriate funeral songs she plays are Amazing Grace, Ave Maria, Danny Boy, and It is Well with My Soul.
Corporate and Special Events
Live music brings energy and excitement to any party, reception or special event. With classical music, Cara can create an environment of warmth and elegance. For birthdays or other lively celebrations, Cara's live music brings life to the party. For business functions, her music may be played for the office party or sales event to entertain customers.
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything; It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good, just, and beautiful.”