Tune in to find out how music can be utilized to improve health and wellbeing, and to hear some festive music as we wind down for the holidays! We will be joined by Bev Foster from the Room 217 Foundation to speak about the benefits of music and how it fits into healthcare & caregiving, as well as the Vitara Duo (Anican Yu & Kurt Chen) who will play some holiday themed music to boost our mood.
About our Speakers:
Bev is a co-founder of the Room 217 Foundation and its Executive Director. She is an experienced, performer, songwriter and music educator. Bev has taught music in in the Durham District School Board as well as in her private studio and has been the Executive Director of the Ontario Vocal Festival, and Director of Music in several churches.
Vitara Duo is made up of Kurt Chen (violin) and Anican Yu (piano). They have an innate talent for improvisation and performing by ear, which means that this group can play almost any requested song given fair notice ahead of time to prepare without the need to arrange sheet music! The duo has also received accolades for their numerous videos on social media showcasing improvisation and their arrangements. Their strengths lie in jazz, ballads, and pop songs.