By Anne Marie Mcdonnell vale, ph. d.

Whispers from Above & Reflections from the heart

An inspirational book

This brief, yet profound book is a treasured personal collection of poetry, fiction, essays, biographies, and photographs. The different genres provide each reader with a rich literary variety to read, absorb, and contemplate. In the words of Anne Marie, “My life is beautiful, and I am very blessed.”  Her message is one of continuous hope, boundless gratitude, and unconditional love. This powerful book is bound to deeply touch the heart and soul of every reader.

About the Author

Anne Marie McDonnell Vale

Anne Marie’s faith in God sustains her in every way. As a servant leader, she has felt called to minister to the spiritual and socio-emotional needs of our revered elderly in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Through the power of music and reminiscence therapy, residents feel a sense of belonging and purpose. Most of all, they feel loved unconditionally.



Information on the books I have Authored.


Varius songs I have written and composed.


Varius short videos of private performances.



“I have enjoyed collaborating with Anne Marie Vale, Ph.D., for many years as a music director when we showcase writers’ work. Her talent, professionalism, responsibility, creativity and empathy are invaluable attributes as she interacts with others.”

Ronni Miller

Director & Founder of Write It Out® since 1992 and Book Midwife/Developmental Editor




“Anne Marie is a unique, fun, multi-faceted performer full of infectious energy and spirit. She changes the mood in the room with her first beat on the bongos …. her first note of the trumpet.”

Patricia Dell

Veteran Singer and Stage Actor




“For  many years, I have enjoyed Anne Marie share her many musical talents with the local nursing care residents.  Her gift of music and lively personality bring smiles and warm memories to all involved.”

Mary Ann

Niece of a longtime resident at the
Brookdale Skilled Nursing Facility




“The music was fun, the room was filled, and everyone was entertained!  It made me feel like dancing!”

Tracey Jackman

Activity Director at Brookdale
Skilled Nursing Facility at Palmer Ranch




“I came to know Anne Marie when she was searching for a home for her ailing parents.

She was struggling with their decline and wanted to give them a home that would provide them with a compassionate surrounding and maintain their dignity so that they could both live out their remaining days together.

She knew each resident by name and would greet them and have a kind word or a gentle pat on the back. She still provides my facility with monthly visits where she gives every part of herself to each of the residents who sit in the same places that her parents once sat. She smiles at them, tells stories to them, remembers them even when they cannot remember her. She is a true gift to each of us.”

Kimberly Lennon-Jotham

Owner and Director of Live Oak Manor


Upcoming Events

May 10, 2019

Divine Mercy University Graduation Events

For M.S. in Psychology Graduates:

Location: DMU Sterling Campus (45154 Underwood Lane, Sterling, VA 20166)

May 11, 2019

Graduation Mass, Commencement Exercises, President’s Reception 11:00AM

Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

May 17, 2019

Attending and Presenting at Regent University 2019 Annual Research Roundtables

The theme for the 2019 Annual Research Roundtables is “Advancing the Kingdom,” reflecting our commitment to Regent University’s mission of “Christian Leadership to Change the World.”

Get in Touch

To contact me as to my availability for small parties or nursing facility performance, please complete the form below and I will contact you.

Dr. Anne Marie Vale

Retired Music Educator and Current Performer
B. S. in Music Education; M. A. T. in Teaching Music.
“Melodies with Anne Marie”- Available for small parties and nursing facilities.
Vocals, Piano, Trumpet, and Bongos

Helping Professional:

M. S. in Psychology
C. A. G. S. in Organizational Leadership
Ph. D. in Organizational Leadership
Available to Facilitate Reminiscing With the Elderly on a Private/Group Basis