Get to know our volunteers!
Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Holtz Children’s Hospital & Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 4+ years
Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Musician
What is your favorite song to play for patients? Story of My Life
Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? Yes!
Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? Yes, I recently had performances with Phil Collins & Carl Palmer
What is your occupation outside of MOC? Music Business, Production, Technology, CEO
Do you have any hidden talents? I think so but I’m still looking for them
What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? At 2 years old, I had cancer of the eye and my right eye had to be removed. I spent my entire childhood in & out of hospitals. Music was my refuge. Now I can do the same for kids and it’s really therapy for me, helping to resolve my past fears and sadness.
What makes MOC different from your other volunteer experiences? Life changing to a person in need, within 1 minute of entering the hospital room
Has your life changed because of your experience with MOC? I’m in touch with gratitude more than ever
What is your favorite #MOCmoment? Watching an entire family of the patient (& the patient) ask for 3 encores until we finally had say “ahhh, we have 60 other patients to see tonight!”