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In Partnership with Clelian Heights

SCAT Minor

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Place: Clelian Heights
135 Clelian Heights Ln
Greensburg, PA 15601

What is SCAT Minor?

Swingin' with Creative Arts Therapies (SCAT) Minor is a collaborative expressive musical program conceptualized by GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness for individuals with special needs including physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities. SCAT Minor uses only the music portion of the arts therapies.

During this one-hour program, participants will be introduced to various musical instruments and have the opportunity to express their interpretations of swing music through specific music-therapeutic interventions:

  1.  Singing/Vocalizing
  2.  Dance/Movement
  3.  Use of Musical Instruments/Props

Through these interventions, GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness hopes to give each participant a sense of self-worth and accomplishment which will help improve their overall health and wellness.

 

 

Program Coordinators

Valerie Uschock

Valerie Uschock, Music Therapist

Valerie, MT-BC, is a graduate of Duquene University and is a Music Therapist-Board Certified. She has developed effective plans for senior communities through her own business of 21 years. She is currently employed at Vitas Healthcare where she provides Music Therapy for hospice patients across Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

Joy Procida

Joy Procida, GCSB Musical Director

Joy is a graduate of Seton Hill University with a degree in Music. She has been musical director of the Glass City Swing Band (GCSB) since it was formed in 2009. As musical director of GCSB, Joy has organized numerous events and programs. Joy and her sister Jill Procida have been putting together one-hour programs for area nursing homes since 2015.

Jill Procida

Jill Procida, GCSB Musician and Private Instructor

Jill is a graduate of Seton Hill University with a degree in Music. Jill has been a private instructor since 1989 in which she implements a plan to benefit the student in order to feel good about learning and at the same time become more efficient on the saxophone. Jill and her sister Joy Procida have been putting together one-hour programs for area nursing homes since 2015.

Mission Statement

GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that benefits others through music by supporting our mission which is twofold: 1. Disabilities awareness and arts therapies, and 2. Preserving history through music, specifically that of the Swing Era.

Volunteers

GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness is looking for volunteers to help with our programs, events and Fundraisers. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact us

Giving

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