Music brings joy to our lives and listening to music is good for us.


Get Your Groove On with Online Music Services

with Don Frederiksen

Music is good for us. Research shows that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain and improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.

During this workshop, you will learn:

1.   Identify the benefits of music listening to your life.

2.   Remember when your car had an eight-track player?  We’ll have fun remembering the history of music delivery. 

3.   Help you explore the popular music services, their catalogs, and their costs. We’ll compare Spotify, Apple, Amazon and Pandora, and more.

4.   We like FREE. Let’s explore a couple of approaches to find music online for FREE.

5.   My phone no longer has a headphone jack! Explore common approaches for playing music, including in your car and home.

 After the session, you will have access to resources found on the website. There you will find lessons developed explicitly for older adults. Use the online site to review class topics and explore lessons on other topics.   

DATE: Monday, October 25, 2021

TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

COST: Members $15 / Non-Members $25

WHERE: Online via ZOOM

Your Presenter


Don Frederiksen

Don is the founder and principal of,

the online club that helps older adults stay connected and engaged by learning, sharing, and exploring technology. Don could be a SHIFT poster child with his encore experience. After 35 years working as an IT leader and manager, trainer, data analyst, and developer, his position was terminated in 2017 due to a corporate acquisition. He learned about SHIFT during his outplacement exploration. continues to be a work in progress with a mission to help older adults be active lifelong learners. Don started his professional career as a school band director, discovered personal computers in the early ’80s, and never looked back. He traveled the country teaching IT professionals, started two companies, and led corporate IT teams. He has a BS from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He lives in St Anthony, MN.

Please note that this is STEP ONE of a TWO-STEP Registration Process.

Step One: Register for the session through this event page. Once you click on the register button and pay for your virtual seat, you will see both a confirmation page AND our booking system will send you a confirmation message to the email you used to register with us, providing a link to our ZOOM conference system.

Step Two: The ZOOM link shown on the confirmation page and within the confirmation email will take you to a second page, which is the registration process for our ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room. That page will ask you to re-enter your name and email to confirm. This second registration will then generate an invitation email containing your UNIQUE MEETING LINK AND PASSCODE for logging in to the workshop.

Yes, we realize that a double registration process can be a bit frustrating. However, the goal is to ensure a safe, secure, and private online workshop experience.


If SHIFT cancels a program, you’ll receive a refund of your registration payment. 

SHIFT will not issue credits or refunds in the following circumstances: 

  • You cancel your registration
  • You register but do not attend
  • You attend but leave early
  • You do not attend all sessions of a multi-session course

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