Sunday, March 13, 2011

Live Music in Hospitals

One of the very first posts on this blog linked a BBC story on how live music was helpful to patients in hospital. Then for the longest time there were no other stories, but now two have popped up. In a Washington Post article discussing music and neuroscience there's mention of live music:

"We have musicians here who play for people who've just come out of surgery - a flautist goes up and plays for them and these patients, who are in tremendous pain, at the end of the playing, they are almost pain-free. Now we know that perhaps dopamine is playing a role."

This article from Pittsburgh talks about a program providing music in public spaces in a hospital. 


  1. Hi there, I came here via a comment you left on a blog re starting to play horn in your fifties.
    Well, I started at 47!
    And though I wish I had started years ago, I'm loving every minute of it, and soak up any info I can lay my hands on, which I wouldn't have done when younger.
    nice to meet you!

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment. I think you're right about there being some advantages to starting horn late. Maybe will do a post on that here sometime.