Music for all occasions
Retirement & Long Term Care Musical Programs
Designed specifically to engage the listener, stimulate their memory & bring levity to the room, our Retirement & Long Term Care musical programs are guaranteed to bring happiness to the residents. From the timeless classics to singalongs along with multiple themed shows, our focus and goal is always the resident's enjoyment.
Educational Concerts for Elementary & Secondary Schools
Music is one of the finest ways to connect with people, regardless of age, which is why our educational music programs can reach grade 10 students as easily as grade 1's
Our interactive, themed programs highlight different styles of music from different eras, using a variety of instrumentation and featuring songs from all across the globe. They are an effective learning tool that most kids don't even recognize as being educational -who knew learning could be so much fun! We will work with the individual school to build a program that highlights the curriculum while connecting with the students through music, dance and laughter!
We offer concerts, workshops, hands on experience trying different instruments, even a songwriting course. The sky is the limit!
What folks are saying about Dunphy & Smith...
Listening to Larry and Tara sing, is like listening to the birds sing on the first day of spring. They are an amazing duo who have a gift we are grateful that they share. The energy that they possess is contagious for whomever is listening. The residents of Mount Hope, are blessed to have the opportunity to engage with the talent of Larry and Tara. The story telling, jokes and altering the words to make the theme of the performance come alive; is another level of entertainment and engagement. If you get a chance to hear them, you won’t want to miss it.
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, R/TRO,
Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
Larry and Tara often share their talent and love of music with the Veterans at Parkwood. They’ve established relationships with many of the Veterans, remembering their favourite songs and connecting with them throughout their performance. If there is a special request from a Veteran that the duo does not know, they will do their homework and learn that song for their next performance. They are one of our most reliable and sought after groups that we hire. Seeing the Veterans singing, tapping their toes, whistling or even dancing endorses the powerful affect music has for this population. Larry and Tara are a very talented musical team. They are sure to enhance the well-being of your residents through their love of music.
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Veteran’s Care Program, Parkwood Institute
Larry Smith and Tara Dunphy are a wonderful musical duo who have brought great joy to the members of Kiwanis Seniors’ Community Centre over the years. An excellent addition to any special event, they perform a wide variety of music that inspire reminiscence, fun and laughter.
Kiwanis Seniors’ Community Centre
Tara and Larry are masterful musicians with their instruments of fiddle and guitar. Together they provide lively entertainment playing popular music for all ages to enjoy. There is a wonderful interaction with the musicians and audience. Musical enjoyment for all!
Recreation Coordinator, Dearness Home
Everyone absolutely loved Larry and Tara, They are a great team who really engage seniors in a meaningful way
Recreation and Activity Director, Inspirit Residence
Larry and Tara are an amazing duo. When they are playing, you will often see our residents tapping their toes, clapping their hands, and some even up and dancing! They really know how to “read” and get a feel for the crowd, while having fun doing so. They often make our residents laugh, and as staff, it is so nice to see the residents enjoying an authentic and meaningful program. When Larry and Tara end their program, the residents always ask when they will be coming back to play at Mount Hope. Larry and Tara have become a very strong and well-liked entertainment duo at our home and we hope that they will continue to come play for our residents for many years ahead!
Therapeutic Recreation Assistant, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
We have booked Tara and Larry to play at different functions at our Club and the members love their music. They are professional musicians who can play to any crowd, and always fit our entertainment budget at St. Thomas
General Manager, St Thomas Golf & Country Club