The Great American
Songbook and more!
Richard and Nanette Stauff
I perform and sing with
my piano playing (often with my wife Nanette,
who sings) at several
convalescent/retirement homes and hospitals here
in Santa Cruz County, CA.
grew up listening to
wire recordings of radio shows my great-uncle had
recorded in the 1940's and 78
rpm records and am akin to the songs and music of
the resident's times. I
research and talk about the songs and their
origins, composers/lyricists and
shows. I make my shows interesting and informative
as well as
As a credentialed CA teacher, for over 10 years I was doing this through a CA state older-adults education program, which was free to the facilities. When CA budget cuts eliminated the program, several of the facilities hired me freelance.
I wish I could be solvent and/or retired and do what I do fully as a volunteer, (which I often do) but this has been my chosen profession on which I am dependent.
It undeniably provides a priceless and therapeutic service for the facilities' residents.
The facilities and their
numerous residents know me and tell me that they
look forward to my performances. I am open
to all requests, questions and opinions!
Thank you! -- Richard Stauff, email@example.com
An Event of
Stage and Screen!
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& ret. home music schedule:
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Music & Song!
August 6th, 2019