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Atlanta

27Oct

Meet Colleen Taylor, Our

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Veterans Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 6 months Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? MightyLoud Entertainment where I work with radio stations. Do you have any hidden talents? Yes—refurbishing old furniture- started with an ottoman and usually have a project going at all times—lol What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Most of my adult life I have worked in the recording industry in marketing & promotion. Once I had found out about Musicians on call I new it would be a great fit for me. What makes MOC different from your other volunteer […]

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17Dec

Meet Charles Absher, Our

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at The Atlanta VA Hospital – Eagles Nest Community Living Center How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I think it has been about two years since I started volunteering. Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? Proud Mary Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? There is one resident who has a guitar in his room. He sometimes picks it up and plays along with me. Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? Yes, here and there as a solo act, with a band named the 4 Man String Band, […]

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10Sep

Meet Diana Mounce, Our Fe

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at the Atlanta VA Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have been volunteering for almost 4 years! Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? That’s a tough question. The nature of the program at the VA Hospital is that there are many long term patients, so I get to see them regularly. There are patients who have favorite songs that they ask for every program. I would say though, that one of my favorite songs to play for patients is “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss. Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with […]

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25Feb

Meet Maddison Grigsby, Ou

Get to know our volunteers! How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have been volunteering for so many years, I’ve lost count! Maybe 5? Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? I’ve played a lot of venues in Nashville, and once in Atlanta, but not currently. Hopefully I’ll find some more venues in my new city (ATL)! What is your occupation outside of MOC? Communications Consultant What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Music has been a part of me since before I can remember. It’s like it runs through my […]

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15Nov

Meet Derek Andrew, Our Fe

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Atlanta VA How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call?  1 year Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician?  Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “Sitting on The Dock of the Bay“ Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? “Yes. I have a few patients who sing along so loud that I quit and let them take over 🙂 ” Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? “Yes. My band and I tour the East coast and some central states. ” What is your occupation outside of MOC? “I’m a 13 year Paramedic on a 911 ambulance “ What is your story? What […]

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23Sep

Meet Kim Bailey, Our Feat

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital?  VA Medical Center How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call?  Since Jan 2016 Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC?  Medical Records Field What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? “I love music and I am currently learning to play guitar. I enjoy volunteering and MOC is the perfect combination of two things that I love to do.” Has your life changed because of your experience with MOC?  “My volunteer experience with MOC has motivated me to do something that I always wanted to do, learn to play music. “ What is your favorite #MOCmoment? “My favorite MOC moments […]

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05Sep

Lindsey Stirling Takes th

Violinist, Dancing With The Stars runner-up and YouTube Star Lindsey Stirling made several stops along her most recent tour to deliver the healing power of music! She visited patients at Chicago Methodist Senior Services, Children’s National in DC, the Atlanta VA, and Children’s Health Dallas and played bedside for patients through the Bedside Performance Program. The stops at Children’s Hospitals included a Seacrest Studio performance as well, which allows patients to tune in, call from their rooms, or stop by the hospital studio to ask questions or listen to Lindsey perform! Thank you, Lindsey, for adding these stops to your summer tour this year!

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18Jun

Meet Steve Derrick, our f

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at the Atlanta VA How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? About one year Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “Wagon Wheel” Do you have any hidden talents? Non that are hidden, all are in plain sight, Harmonica and guitar What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I am a mediocre musician but a professional person. As a person I feel my best when I can add a little joy to life’s tea pot. I love to play and sing and if I can do that and bring some joy, my day is complete. What makes MOC different […]

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19Mar

Meet Michael Pelaia, our

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Atlanta VA / Eagles Nest Community Living Center How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 4 months Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? President / Hooks Unlimited / music production services for radio station research Do You Have Any Hidden Talents? I sing really great in the shower…like ‘winner of the Voice’ great. Weird…it doesn’t sound good anywhere else. Maybe it’s the water. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I first got involved when MOC was expanding to the Atlanta area and helped connect your team with some media contacts in and around our […]

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01Nov

Meet Ann Gebert, our feat

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at the Atlanta VA Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 2 years Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? Retired Pediatric Registered Nurse Do you have any hidden talents? Don’t think so. What you see is what you get. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I’ve always loved music. There was always music playing in my house as a child. Sometimes it was my parents listening to their folk music and show tunes others, it was my older brothers listening to Led Zeppelin or Crosby, Stills, and Nash albums. I would play my records over and over, […]

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