You never know what will happen during a Bedside Performance Program! At a recent visit to TriStar Centennial Women and Children’s Hospital, Dr. Mark Christofersen bumped into MOC Volunteers, Jordan and Jonathan Lawson from The Railers, on their rounds and struck up a conversation about the healing power of music. It turns out that this doctor is also a musician! After talking about how much music means to them, Dr. Christoferson asked to play a song or two with the volunteers, and The Railers gladly obliged! The jam session was thoroughly enjoyed by the nearby nurses of the children’s hospital. “Just […]
If you believe in the healing power of music, you know each experience has a specific, special moment. A song that brings back a memory, a tempo that gets toes tapping, or a smile that becomes contagious and changes the mood in the room. Having played for half a million people, we know there are half a million stories like this to tell — so we want YOU to share yours!
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As Musicians On Call continues to expand to more hospitals, we also have the opportunity to hear new stories from the Volunteers and patients. At the Denver VA Hospital, Volunteer Musician Steve Franklin and Volunteer Guides Brooke Diaz and Andrea Mendez had the pleasure of piloting the program and seeing first-hand how the Veterans would react to the healing power of music. Here is what Steve had to say about the pilot program! Musicians On Call performances show the true power of music. I have never performed for a more grateful audience and I am truly grateful for the opportunity. […]
Long before her “Fight Song” took over the air waves, Rachel Platten was a Volunteer Musician with MOC, delivering the healing power of music to patients in New York. Sometimes, you don’t always get the reaction you expect from a program, as Rachel describes below. Platten recently did a special visit in LA for some lucky patients at the UCLA Medical Center! Do you have a story about the healing power of music? Tell us all about it!
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