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Super Adult Seminar Series Guide

About the Seminar

Music and Aging -- The Best is Yet to Come

Music is an essential element of human existence, and yet, we take it for granted, not understanding its impact on our emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual well-being. As a critical link to the soul, music draws us towards our inner-being, is a therapeutic healing agent, and connects us to others. During this musical program, you will learn the importance of exercising your brain so that you can explore and experience music as a powerful component of healthy aging and continued personal growth.


Tuesday, October 25th                                 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.          TUC                    English/Gorody


Paul English

Internationally recognized composer, pianist, producer, and educator, Paul English, will highlight the role that jazz can play in the aging process. A prolific and versatile composer, Paul has written music for symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as jazz and theater art groups, film and television.  Paul is well-known to Texas audiences as an outstanding jazz pianist who has performed and recorded with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Arnett Cobb, David Liebman, and Fathead Newman, As a studio musician, Mr. English has appeared on over 350 records with artists in nearly every popular genre: jazz, country, pop, blues, rhythm & blues, rock, new age, Latino, Tejano and various ethnic and eclectic styles.  Acclaimed as an outstanding educator, Mr. English has served on the faculties of Sam Houston State University, Houston Community College, San Jacinto College and Texas Tech University. He has lectured extensively on jazz theory and techniques for improvisation in modern music and is a frequent guest speaker at other universities and music seminars.

Adele Gorody

Adele Gorody, is the retired Executive Director and CEO of the Greater Houston Area's "Senior Guidance Directory & Caregiving Handbook."  She remains actively involved as an advocate for educational programs that promote positive and realistic approaches for continuing life enrichment. Adele's programs have been conducted at Lone Star College-Cy Fair, by Houston PBS television and radio, and in collaboration with many of Houston's community and charitable agencies that serve the super adult population, including The United Way, Care for Elders' "Get Ready for Life" program, and workshops for the Texas Area Agency on Aging, and its Aging and Disability Resource Centers.


Book Recommendations

These books are available through the library catalog at various library locations. 

You can request these physical books from other library locations and have them sent to LSC-Montgomery Library or your local public library.

To Place a Hold:

1.  Click on the cover of the book.

2.  Select "Place Hold."

3.  Enter your Library Barcode and Pin number.

4.  Choose LSC-Montgomery for delivery or you can choose your local public library. (Free Service)

If you need additional help, call us at (936) 273-7387.

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Recommended Websites

Professional Organizations

Music on the Brain on YouTube

The Effects of Music on the Brain -- NOVA