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Phoenix

27Oct

Meet Rob DeFriese, Our Fe

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? So far only the Phoenix VA Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? Since Summer of 2019 Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “You’ve Got A Friend” by Carole King Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? Not yet Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? All around the Valley! My steady gigs at the moment are at Winery 101 in Peoria, Xtreme Bean in Tempe, Village Coffee Roastery in Scottsdale, and Duck & Decanter in Phoenix. What is your occupation outside of MOC? Professional Musician: Performer and teacher Do you […]

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17Dec

Meet David Huff, Our Feat

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Phoenix Children’s Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 1 year, 2 months Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? Real Estate Investments Do you have any hidden talents? I used to sing on tv commercials as a kid What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I saw a special on MOC on CBS Sunday Morning and absolutely loved the concept/mission. I called MOC the next day and asked how soon I could sign up as a volunteer. Combining my love for helping others with my passion for music was a perfect fit. What makes MOC different […]

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10Sep

Meet Nikki Shue, Our Feat

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I perform for patients at Phoenix Children’s & VA Hosptial How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have been with MOC for 2 years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? I’ll play at local restaurants, bars, coffee shops, golf clubs and private events What is your occupation outside of MOC? I am a Front Desk Admin at my children’s school in the Madison School District Do you have any hidden talents? I am a certified Yoga Instructor and currently in school completing my advanced teacher diploma What is your […]

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10Jul

Musicians On Call Volunte

As a part of AZTV’s Independence Day celebrations, Musicians On Call volunteers were invited on air to play patriotic songs and share stories from Bedside Performance Programs. Check out the videos below, where Katy Nichole, Rob DeFriese and Noah Silver play their favorite July 4th songs!

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25Feb

Meet Noah Silver, Our Fea

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Phoenix VA Medical Center How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? A little over a year (since October 2017) Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? My favorite song to play for patients is “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton. My grandfather was the one who got me into music and inspired me to start volunteering with MOC, and he used to sing “Wonderful Tonight” to my grandmother. It is a very beautiful song that reminds me of my grandfather and always makes the patients happy. Have you been a part of an impromptu jam session? Yes! After requesting that I play “Wonderful […]

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17Dec

Musicians On Call Volunte

Musicians On Call volunteers are feeling the holiday spirit! Volunteer Musicians Bruce Vaught and Andrew Chipman performed for AZTV to help support the annual Hometown Hearoes Toy Drive. As supporters made their toy donations, they were treated to the sounds of Bruce and Andrew to help spread the joy. As a part of the event, both Bruce and Andrew were interviewed on Channel 7 to talk about their experience delivering the healing power of music! Check out the interview below. Andrew can be spotted sporting our Music Heals Band Aid tee! You can see our entire collection supporting the healing power of music at musiciansoncall.org/merch

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01Dec

Volunteer Guide Cheryl St

Meet Cheryl, a Volunteer Guide Phoenix!  Cheryl escorts Volunteer Musicians room-to-room during MOC’s Bedside Performance Programs within healthcare facilities. Volunteer Guides ask patients if they feel like hearing a song and introduce the musicians prior to their performances at patients’ bedsides. Cheryl chatted with Positively Arizona to help spread the word about the healing power of music! Check out her interview below and learn more about our Bedside Performance Program!

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15Nov

Meet Wlatka Peric-Knowlto

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Phoenix Children’s Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call?  2.5 years Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? “I am a retired Adult Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), and Diabetes Consultant. Most of my 35-year career as an NP was spent at Carl Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ where I retired 4 years ago. It was a privilege serving our veterans in many roles including being a Primary Care Provider, initiating and managing an Anticoagulation Clinic, being a NP in Endocrinology, initiating and coordinating a Multidisciplinary Outpatient Diabetes Education Program for Veterans & their Significant Other(s), and coordinating an Insulin Pump & Continuous […]

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23Sep

Meet Nancy Cowan, Our Fea

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Mostly Phoenix Children’s Hospital, sometimes at the VA Hospital 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? “Baby Beluga, by Raffi” Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? “When they sing along and clap their hands, I consider that an impromptu jam session!” Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? “Yes, I have a band and perform regularly at Folk Festivals and Open Mics.” What is your occupation outside of MOC? “I am currently in Nursing School.“ What is your story? What connects you with music and why […]

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18Jun

Meet Raffaella Braun, our

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Phoenix Childrens Hospital How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been a volunteer since April 2016 Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? Manager, West Coast Radio and Streaming at Warner Music Nashville Do you have any hidden talents? I have an uncanny ability to make people laugh and recall personal embarrassing moments:) What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I’ve been in love with music since I was a toddler, dancing to MTV and Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf.” That love of music led me to pursue a career in Nashville in the Music Business since college […]

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