|Posted by Tyler Leswing on November 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM|
There were around 20 residencies at this assisted living center, and they were very lively and warm, just like Acacia Assisted Living. After I played my first composition, the seniors seemed very pulled back, with large smiles on their faces. They started asking me several questions about me and my associate, my mother - who they were very pleased to know. They were happy to learn about children-in-need club and asked a lot of questions. I found it very easy to play for them as they seemed very engaged and curious about me and my music. A defining moment in the show was when one woman commented that my music has eased the pain in her back. Moments like those really make me proud to be a musician. The moment definitely made me think of my audience more and less about myself and my own insecurities. The experience as a whole was enjoyable and helped me learn to play better for the sake of others.