A Masters of Melody – Concert / Lecture Series by “The Ed-U-tainer ® Dennis Chandler”

Click on the title to hear that song …

Where Is Your Heart

Talk of The Town

September Song

Over The Rainbow

Lover Come Back

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Masters of Melody – Contemporary 20th Century American Music

Dennis Chandler, M.A., Ph.D.

aka

“The Ed-U-tainer”  ®

Dennis has presented this music at many places from east to west and all around. Let us describe here what Dennis does as “The Ed-U-tainer” playing what he prefers to call, “The Golden Age of American Music”.

“Masters of Melody” identifies the essence of musical integrity. It is a musical journey into the lives of those who created music that will never be equaled. The lyrics, music and times that should be remembered. The world wanted our music and they got it. Now there is a need to know more about what the world has come to appreciate … American music from the past. It is good to document cultural history … to see where music has been … and to see where music can go. 

Dennis also features some of the greatest composers of the Century. Their music touched the lives of generations in a way that left an indelible, never to be forgotten impression. For many audience members … these melodies and lyrics produced memories that might be dormant but will be resurrected, when these songs are heard. For others listening … they just might be inspired to create their own new memories, when these songs are heard.

Experiencing these little magical moments from the past will make one understand … how melodic music was an essential component of Broadway, movies and television … how it could go ’round the world … how it still stands up.


January 2024 

For 30 years … Pianist Dennis Chandler … has enjoyed the honor, the privilege and the pleasure of playing 🎹 … all around one special campus. As an “Ambassador of Melody” … he invites staff, residents and their guests to continue to join in the fun. To paraphrase a line from the Broadway musical, “Gypsy” … “and let him entertain … err … ed-u-tain you” … and … “you’ll have a real good time”. How? 

Dennis has been doing what we call … “his weekly visit to Wiggins” … where he plays his learning / concert series … spotlighting … AMERICA’S GOLDEN AGE of MUSIC.

Whenever he’s asked … he will gladly return wherever … on campus. That includes RH MYERS APARTMENTS … and … The PIAZZA. He also thanks the residents and staff … of each of those performance sites … for the warm welcome back … (post-pandemic). 

About that ATRIUM at Wiggins. It has an allure all its own. Adding to the atmosphere … is a GRAND PIANO … upon which CHANDLER-THE-CHAMELEON … gets to play some GRAND MUSIC.
Dennis’ DEEP REPERTOIRE reflects … his love of playing those golden tunes. But only if the piano is in tune. What do I mean? In the past … his mixed-blessing of perfect pitch has made Dennis do some emergency … on-the-spot-tuning. His audience has come to enjoy the show he puts on … while putting the piano in tune, (so to speak).    

Speaking of those regulars-in-the-audience. They often ask … Dennis …  “You always seem … to … ‘top’ your last performance here. How do you do it?”
Chameleon Chandler counters with … “Thank you. I think it is due to all those many, many composers-of-good-melodic-melody … (hence my masters-of-melody title) …  BUT, I’ll take a little of the applause, too!”
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FYI   A little history from their website … 1997 = The opening of RH Myers Apartments. Menorah Park’s first additional residential building on its campus … for persons wanting independence while appreciating a campus connection. This was followed by Stone Gardens Assisted Living in 1994, Wiggins Place Assisted Living in 2004 and Helen’s Place in 2013, (which provides award-winning services to residents with memory loss).
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Liz Chandler, Web Writer. email: googoo@en.com

Dennis Chandler email:  wawamusic@en.com