It’s no secret that music can help you feel better. That’s why Musicians On Call brings music to the people who need it most – hospital patients. Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, Musicians On Call adds a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. Since 1999, Musicians On Call volunteer musicians have performed for nearly half a million patients and their families in 17 cities.
We’ve seen veterans move their injured limbs to the music—and children smile for the first time since they’ve been in the hospital to receive treatment for cancer. These one-on-one interactions between musician and patient have the powerful effect of restoring the happiness that often fades away in healthcare facilities.
And while the Bedside Performance Program is not clinical in nature, we know that music can produce measurable physical and psychological benefits for patients. Other studies have linked music to lowering blood pressure and anxiety in hospital patients. Given these findings, the Bedside Performance Program is a great opportunity to enhance the quality of care for hundreds of thousands of patients across the nation.
We use music to promote and complement the healing process for patients, families, and caregivers. This simple process can bring about miraculous changes for patients.
Two volunteer musicians teach a young patient how to play the keyboard in the hospital.
Musicians on Call tune their instruments and sing at a local hospital.
A young patient smiles as Musicians On Call bring music right to her hospital room.
Even the patients get to participate in the fun when Musicians On Call visit youngsters in the hospital.
Darius Rucker rocks it out for a young patient who is bedridden at a hospital.
A happy patient gives a Musicians on Call a high five as she performs in the hospital.
The volunteers bring their instruments right to the hospital and perform for whoever want to listen.
Music has been proven to bring smiles to patients, and this one is happy to have the entertainment while he undergoes treatment.
Pop star/musician Joe Jonas also lends his hand and valuable time and talent to lift the spirits of those who are in the hospital getting treatment for illnesses.