The Beverly Pickering Unknown

The Beverly Pickering Music & Alzheimer’s Project aims to foster connections between nursing home residents and the local community through live music and interactive musical experiences.

In 2006, Music & Alzheimer’s Project began under the guidance of the late Beverly Pickering. With the help of NCMC’s Executive Director, Jason Trotta, and countless volunteers, the project came to life bringing weekly music performances to nursing homes and rehabilitation centers throughout the Valley. Initially funded by the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the program has continued with the ongoing support of the local community.

The musicians who participate in this project are NCMC students or teachers, local college students, or community members, both amateur and professional. With their support and interest, as well as that of the greater Northampton community, The Beverly Pickering Music & Alzheimer’s Project is able to continue and thrive. The program is now investing in providing residents with individual MP3 players for daily access to the music they enjoy.

If you are a musician and would like to schedule a performance at one or both of the nursing centers, please contact Project Coordinator George Owens at If you have interest in supporting The Beverly Pickering Music & Alzheimer’s Program with a monetary contribution, please click the “DONATE” button on the Northampton Community Music Center’s web page:

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Beverly Pickering (1929-2012)