Walker West Music Academy has launched a new podcast series, Keepin’ On, consisting of six episodes. It discusses the importance of music in life’s journey with a variety of music afficionados. Although the series is targeted to those 55 and over, it will appeal to all ages, whether at life’s sunrise or closer to the sunset. Please listen and be inspired by the stories shared, the insight offered, and the spirit of connecting to others through music. Also, please share this with others. All the episodes are available now and can be accessed on the following links:
YouTube – https://bit.ly/keepin-on-youtube
In case you want to know more, here’s the list of the episodes, along with a very brief description (Note Fellowship Members in Episode 4):
- Episode 1 “Looking Back to Look Forward”. Do you hear a song and you’re propelled back in time to an event, a feeling, a person? Musicians Marvaleen Atlas and William Duncan chart the soundtrack of life’s journey and share their reflections on the power and inspiration of music.
- Episode 2 “I Still Got It”. Walker/West faculty member and band leader, Tom Well, and singer extraordinaire, Thomasina Petrus, share their stories about the benefits of learning and growing through music.
- Episode 3 “I Still Got it Goin’ on”. Walker/West co-founder, Grant West, and vocal artist, Ginger Commodore, reveal how music creates joy in heir lives and helps them stay active.
- Episode 4 “The Melody Lingers On: Music and Memory”. Public Health nurse, Beverly Propes, and the Directors of W/W Amazing Grace Chorus, Shana Moses and Rev. Carl Clomon, discuss the joy of connecting older adults with some activities that contribute to brain health and well-being.
- Episode 5 “It’s All About the Family”. Music is an integral element of our lifelong learning, in and out of the classroom. Walker/West co-founder, Reverend Carl Walker, and musician and former W/W student, DeCarlo Jackson, discuss the power of music in their lives and how music connects us to family values and cultural roots.
- Episode 6 “Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong About Growin’ Old”. Multitalented musician and actor, T. Mychael Rambo, and educator and community activist, Mary K. Boyd, talk about how music has played a role in becoming who they are and keeping them engaged with others.