Memory Care

I have performed piano for Memory Care patients since 2016. It’s been a very rewarding experience, and I feel joy in helping alzheimer’s and dementia patients to reconnect to some wonderful memories through Music.

Here is a list of music that I normally perform in the Memory Care units and Senior Living communities around San Diego. I tend to play the old time classics and traditional songs, since these are the songs that seem to make the biggest connection.

A more complete list of songs can be found here.


  • A Bicycle Built For Two
  • And The Band Played On
  • By The Light of the Silvery Moon
  • Happy Days Are Here Again
  • I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
  • I’ve Been Working On The Railroad
  • In The Good Old Summertime
  • It’s A Small World
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
  • My Darling Clementine
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • Oh Danny Boy
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Traditional Country & Folk

  • Aloha Oe
  • Beer Barrel Polka
  • Clarinet Polka
  • Hey, Good Lookin’
  • Home On The Range
  • Jambalaya
  • Oh Susannah
  • Red River Valley
  • She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Tiny Bubbles
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Yellow Rose of Texas
  • You Are My Sunshine

Standards and Movie Classics

  • All of Me
  • Always
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Besame Mucho
  • Black Orpheus
  • Charade
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Edelweiss
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Hi Lili Hi Lo
  • I Love Paris
  • Mona Lisa
  • Moon River
  • My Favorite Things
  • New York, New York
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000
  • Que Sera Sera
  • (Somewhere) Over The Rainbow
  • The Entertainer
  • The Nearness of You
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Theme from Love Story
  • Theme from Ragtime
  • True Love
  • When You Wish Upon A Star


  • America The Beautiful
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • God Bless America
  • I’m A Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • My Country Tis of Thee
  • Simple Gifts
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Stars and Stripes Forever
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • You’re A Grand Old Flag

Armed Forces

  • And the Caissons Go Rolling Along
  • Anchors Away
  • Marine Corps Hymn
  • Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder


  • Beethoven – Pathetique Sonata, 2nd movement
  • Mozart – Sonata in C
  • Bach – Invention No. 1
  • Bach – Invention No. 7
  • Chopin – Waltz
  • Chopin – Nocturne in Eb
  • Beethoven – Fur Elise

Note: If you a request please use the contact form to send me a message.

Or leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to learn the song, if I don’t know it already.