Patricia Plumley: Teaching Music from 2 to 92

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Host Peter McCully welcomes Patricia Plumley, a seasoned music professional and the musical director for 'A Cappella Plus' and 'Village Voices of Qualicum Beach.'"

From her beginnings in Guelph, Ontario, where her love for music emerged, to her diverse musical pursuits, Plumley shares her experiences as a music teacher and director spanning over 30 years.

McCully asked what impact on music can have on emotional and mental well-being.

"I think it's the big healer”, says Plumley. “I think that people turned to videos and music recordings, virtual recordings. I think that was a huge part of keeping people happy, keeping people connected, keeping people in a humorous state, keeping people appreciative of all the things that were going on to help human beings stay together."

Plumley has taught students as young as two and as old as 92, emphasizing the universal appeal and impact of music on individuals of all ages.

The discussion reflects on her musical journey across the globe, including tours with choirs to destinations like New Zealand, Europe, China, and more recently, Spain.

The Musical Director shares how the shift to online teaching brought unexpected positives, discussing virtual choir experiences.

The podcast offers two musical selections, Silent Night, performed by A Cappella Plus and Christmas Lullaby, performed by the Village Voices.

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