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Posted by Dusty - Jun 29, 2016, 12:09 PM
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.
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Posted by Dusty - Jun 24, 2016, 11:43 AM
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 on, for two hours of music...
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Posted by Dusty - Jun 17, 2016, 5:21 PM
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, I decided that since he was only semiconscious, perhaps the best way for him to know I was there would be to play my harp for him. I put it in the car...
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Posted by Dusty - Jun 6, 2016, 4:00 PM
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 Bemiss in Atlanta.
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Posted by Dusty - May 27, 2016, 6:17 PM
This is the first in a series of stories about the gift of music and its ability to soothe and heal.