Music gig

Live music for seniors

Have you ever had the experience of hearing an old tune and suddenly being transported mentally and emotionally to a specific time in your past? This is a common experience for many people.

Music can trigger long forgotten memories and reduce anxiety. Music has been proven to promote better health and a higher level of functioning. Memories associated with music are firmly embedded in our brain. We hold on to music related memories long after others fade away.

Music sometimes can reach senior people when language alone cannot, enabling them to express themselves. One area where access to music can be absent is elderly care. Among older people living with cognitive decline, isolation and loneliness, these feelings of happiness, safety and togetherness that music brings about can be invaluable.

Kong music is bringing the enjoyment, excitement and benefits of live music back into old peoples’ homes.

Kong music

Established in early 2021 during the pandemic time, Kong music has been making musical instruments for sale to raise fund for charity. To date over 50 pieces of instruments have been sold or donated. Kong music has created over 100 simple musical notes of famous tunes for learners to practise on our educational website.

The Kong music gig is a new service we provide to entertain seniors at elderly care homes. This service is also a dedication to Kong’s beloved mother, a dementia patient currently in an aged care home in Borneo, and to his grandmother-in-law who died of dementia recently.

Played on

Early instruments (14th – 18th centuries)

  • Baroque flute
  • Chalumeau
  • Renaissance recorder

Popular instruments

  • Penny whistle
  • Melodica
  • Bamboo flute (home-made)
  • School recorder

Unusual instruments

  • Crystal piccolo
  • American fife
  • Mini saxophone
  • Bamboo saxophone (home-made)
  • Aluminium saxophone (home-made)
  • Low g clarinet (home-made)
  • Dood
  • Venova

Music

  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • Classical
  • Classic
  • International
  • Blues
  • Pop

List of songs

Gig session

  • Songs – 10
  • Length – 30+ minutes
  • Venue – elderly care home
  • Appointment – by email
  • Free

Charity

Music to me is like breathing, I don’t get tired of breathing, I don’t get tired of music – Ray Charles