PERFORMANCE OBSERVATION AND REFLECTION FORM
Contact: Carly Stevenson - Activities
Date: Sat 29 November
Time: 2.30 to 3.45 pm
Riverview Lodge Care Home
111 Tay Street
DD6 8AR - Christmas Fair
Length of Performance: 1hr 15mins
No of Clients: 20
1/ Environment relaxed, or otherwise appropriate performing music
This was a really nice place, the room looked over the tay bridge and onto the water. No need for a PA and the performance was acoustic and voice. The room was set out in a U formation with me sitting at the window.
2/ Techniques speaking, questioning, demonstration, verbal imagery, and use of musical aids
The clients were all 80+ with some family memebers, and the majority were very talkative. Especialy one gent who was 94.
3/ Communication Skills, movement, gestures, facial expressions, vocal inflection, eye contact, and other non-verbal communication
excellent communication with audience, they really got involved. Lots of gestures, singing along and even someone asking for my autograph.
4/ Musicianship (standards, expectations, expressiveness, musical knowledge, correcting mistakes, and positive feedback)
I was really happy with the performance as im getting to relax with the songs a lot more and experiement with them. Some songs that have been going well I have been adding extra chorus as the mood is high, everyone singing.
5/ Responses active vs. passive participation, musical, interaction with other clients and with the myself
Very responsive, the clients were very musical and interaction was high. One gentleman even sang a song, danny boy and he was brilliant, the mood was great.
1/ What was successful, effective, or made a difference for the clients?
Interaction and chatting with the clients has just been as important as the songs. The interaction and social aspect is becoming more and more aparant.
2/ Did you notice any problems? If yes, how were they addressed?
I didn’t notice any problems or challenges wit this crowd it was areal succesful.
3/ What did you learn from this observation?
Interaction and chatting just as important as the music in this kind of setting.