Volunteer and friend of Musicians On Call, Rachel Platten, took some time out of promoting her latest album Waves to spread some cheer to patients at NYU-Langone Medical Center who would not be home for the holidays. The chart-topping artist volunteered regularly with Musicians On Call for over 12 years, delivering the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients all over New York City and beyond. In 2015, Platten was even named a Musicians On Call Music Heals honoree. This visit, however, she built a bond with one special patient and talked about the visit on her instagram! My […]
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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With the 10th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville just a few days away, we wanted to celebrate all the moments that make Musicians On Call the Most Important Gig in Music City. Here are some of our favorite moments from the eyes of the patient that show why exactly we have been bringing the healing power of music to Nashville hospitals for 10 years now. 1. When we helped make the stay at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for Christopher a better experience I was facing a very serious heart complication and the doctors were not sure if I would make it through […]
After hearing one of our Volunteer Musicians, Gregory Cho, was completing an Ironman race in support of Musicians On Call, we asked him to share his favorite moment from a program. What we did not expect, however, was to read a touching moment showing how music can heal families as well. Here’s what Gregory had to say: A volunteer moment I would characterize as my “favorite” was when I experienced a unique perspective on the healing power of music. This moment began like many others: the Volunteer Guide approached the hospital room to inquire whether the patient would be interested […]
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