Our Music Facilitators

Our Music Facilitators 2017-10-13T12:34:39-07:00

Donald Mrozek – AKA Donny Roze

Donny RozeDonny Roze has a BA in Music and Psychology and a K-9 teaching credential and music endorsement. He has worked years as an activity director and music therapist and is Heart and Hope’s only fully employed Music Therapist for elders and adults with mental and physical disabilities. He was an elementary school Music Specialist for Central Point District #6 for fourteen years and spent 25 years as a professional entertainer.

He is devoted to promoting love, hope, comfort, humor and healing through music as an advocate for vulnerable people, including the frail and elderly.

Talia Rose

Talia Rose

Talia a harpist and harp therapist as well as a singer and storyteller who resides in Ashland. OR She has been working with therapeutic sound and providing uplifting entertainment for elders for over 20 years.

She is trained in harp therapy and is currently employed by Asante Hospice but has worked as a performing artist in a variety of venues for many years, delighting audiences with her songs stories and harp music.

She has a passion for bringing joy and enhancing the well being of those who are dealing with the issues of aging and specializes in working with dementia patients. She has played in senior residences all over Jackson and Josephine county as well as performing in churches, schools , wineries and a myriad of other venues.

Talia's Facilitation Calendar

Julie Rose

Julie Rose

A Northwest folk singer and member of the local Songwriter’s Association (SOSA) who plays acoustic guitar and writes inspirational healing, and encouraging music in the following styles: Folk, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Pop, World, and Traditional.

Julie has volunteered her time performing for benefits and fundraisers for local community non-profit agencies, and churches in support of the elderly (Heart and Hope Ministries), the homeless (Medford Gospel Mission), and drug addiction (Celebrate Recovery).

In support of seniors, she is enthusiastic and proud to utilize music therapy as a vital force and holistic tool that gives hope and positively increases the participant’s mood, behavior, and socialization skills.

Julie's Facilitation Calendar

Shula Morgan

Shula Morgan Bio for Shula Morgan

Shula Morgan grew up in Ashland, Oregon. Blessed with a musical family, Shula sang for churches, American Legion, Senior Citizens, Elks and Kiwanis clubs from the age of 7. Shula earned an Associate of Arts degree in music and has been teaching piano, voice, and guitar for over 25 years. Shula and her late husband Franklin Jonez performed all over the Rogue Valley both as a duo and in large bands. They were instrumental in starting the Southern Oregon Songwriters Association and together have written over 200 songs. Shula is a member of the gospel band “Soul Reflections” and as a duo called “Reminisce-SING” with Diana Roarty, blending their amazing harmonies in upbeat, beloved old tunes as they sing at retirement homes.

Shula's Facilitation Calendar

Diana Roarty

Diana RoartyBio for Diana Roarty

Diana Roarty is a singer/songwriter and long-term member of the Southern Oregon Songwriters Association. Diana plays her 12-string guitar and ukulele for entertainment and creative distraction in retirement homes. Also lead singer of “Soul Reflections”, a gospel-blues band that sings for Celebrate Recovery and other outreach programs in the community.

Words of Appreciation

“I was so thrilled to see you there with all of your bells and whistles. My dad has lived there since January. I apologize for any rude behavior he may have targeted you with. He’s a bit moody these days. He’s the grumpy one named Doug who is missing most of his fingers on one hand. I came by one time and Dad was actually enjoying himself with some small bell ringing. It was a joy for me to witness. Thank you so much for taking the time to come to Jackson House. It really meant so much to me to see such a happy expression on my dad’s face. You are an unsung hero.

Mike and I have thought about you often and have wondered where you had disappeared. Ran into you some time ago around our neighborhood in Talent. You were quite happy at the time with one of your kids’ accomplishments at med school. If this gives you an idea of how long ago it’s been.

But the real reason I am hoping this message gets to you is about your quiet and loyal servitude with the Elders in your community. Thank you so much for making my dad smile. Thank you for giving my dad something to whine about. He never has been an easy one to please so don’t take his complaining, if that is the mood he is in that day, too personally. Thank you Donny, for being such a giving man.”

Stacey Kearns ~ Jackson House Assisted Living Talent, OR