PERFORMANCE OBSERVATION AND REFLECTION FORM
Date: Thursday 27th November 2014
VENUE: Contact: Evelyn Cochrane, Senior Charge Nurse
Time: 1.30 pm
Royal Victoria Hospital
Length of Performance: 1/15
No of Clients: 15
1/ Environment relaxed, or otherwise appropriate performing music
A superb atmosphere at the centre, This place was really big and a long room with a kitchen at the end and the atmosphere from the staff was very relaxed. It was the type of place that p[eople come for the day and then go home. It seemed like the patients there were all cancer sufferers or had some kind of breathing problems.
2/ Techniques speaking, questioning, demonstration, verbal imagery, and use of musical aids
Not much need for equipment as I agreed with the staff nurse that acoustic and vocal performance would be enough for this gig.
3/ Communication Skills, movement, gestures, facial expressions, vocal inflection, eye contact, and other non-verbal communication
Lots of interaction in this gig. Lots of chatting and sing along with the songs, lots of smiles postitive gestures and resposive facila expressions.
The eye contact was really excellent in this session followed by smiles, some real good conections with the patients.
4/ Musicianship (standards, expectations, expressiveness, musical knowledge, correcting mistakes, and positive feedback)
I was really pleased with the performance I was able to cover lots of songs that they knew and I also gave accounts of the songs by sharing the stories and giving personal accounts. There was so much laughter that one of the ladies said “Your brilliant son, you even laugh at your own jokes” to which I replied “ I call that the cue incase someone miisses them” it got a good laugh.
5/ Responses active vs. passive participation, musical, interaction with other clients and with the myself
very active group really enjoyed thios gig. Great interaction, the staff make all the difference, some really loud singers, but some werent listening to the songs and jumping ahead which made it funnier to everyone else.
1/ What was successful, effective, or made a difference for the clients?
Getting real close to the customers was eally successful, they engaged really well with this acoustic relaxed performance and the interaction discussing songs and what they meant was really good.
2/ Did you notice any problems? If yes, how were they addressed?
I didn’t feel there was any problems but again I need to know the set better to allow more interaction and just really beef up the set a little.
3/ What did you learn from this observation?
This venture is so worth while, if im able to really knuckle down and tailor the performance and notice the signals more of what would be entertained better I really think I could raise the roof with the performance. It definetly all in the research.