If you think you can't play harp, think again. Ginny Oman tells us what it's like to play harp with secondary progressive M.S., including the challenges she's had to overcome and the joys of her hospice work with harp.
The theme of today's Stories from the Harp is physical movement. Hospitals are host to a lot of patients who are unable or unwilling to move, family and friends who have nothing to do but sit still and wait or anxiously pace the halls and wait, and staff …
Bill Johnson, Certified Music Practitioner and hammered dulcimer player, answers some practical questions about what it's like to be a therapeutic musician.
Music isn't just for humans! Today we have a little collection of stories about the therapeutic effects of music on our four-legged furry friends.
Years ago I was asked be part of a musical program at one of our local cancer treatment hospitals. Individual musicians were to play for ten or fifteen minutes at a time on various pre-assigned floors, then take their instrument to another floor, and so …
One evening in 1990, long before bedside music was used in hospitals for other than hospice patients, and no certification programs yet existed for it, I learned that my father had pneumonia and was in Intensive Care. I packed my bag. At the last minute, …
Stories from the Harp is an ongoing series illustrating the importance and power of therapeutic music. We share real-life stories from musicians, patients, hospital staff, and anyone for whom music has had a profound impact. This story comes from Angi Bem…
Stories from the Harp is an ongoing series illustrating the importance and power of therapeutic music. We share real-life stories from musicians, patients, hospital staff, and anyone for whom music has had a profound impact. This first story was told to u…