Music in Hospitals – Creating Joy Through Live Music! I am very proud to be a harpist on the MiH list of recommended musicians list and this year have played concerts in various different care settings across Wales and the UK.

Music in Hospitals (MiH) is a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life for adults and children with all kinds of illness and disability through the joy and therapeutic benefits of professionally performed live music in hospitals, hospices, day care centres, special schools, nursing and residential homes. 

On behalf of the residents and staff of The Lawns Nursing Home, I”d like to thank you for a truly wonderful morning of musical entertainment last Tuesday.

It was very clear that all those who were able to experience your performance gained enormous pleasure from your visit; you clearly touched the souls of some of our most vulnerable residents in a way which only seems possible through musical communication.

I was particularly interested to see how, when given an “egg”, or other percussion instrument to hold, both individual and group participation was greatly enhanced; indeed, for many, more “cut off” residents, this seemed to be the key to joining in.

I really enjoyed meeting you on Tuesday and do believe that the world would be a better place if you were also to consider training as a music therapist. You have such empathy, sensitivity and a natural warmth towards people – add to that your gifts and talents as a musician and performer, you could transform even more lives and be an even wider creative force for good in this world.

Mary – The Lawns Nursing Home

Summer 2012

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