Because music heals
Healing Muses' professional harpists provide live, therapeutic harp music to support patient care and recovery in hospitals, hospice, cancer wards, and children's palliative care centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
My mom was in distress and we thought she was very close to death. We were so upset. Then you came. The nurse said my mother's blood pressure dropped back into the calm zone while you played the harp. I wish you could stay longer.
-Patient's daughter, ICU, Kaiser San Francisco
...music-based interventions can modulate cerebral blood flow, reduce pre-operative anxiety and post-operative stress, improve surgery outcomes, and lower cortisol levels.
Our soothing harp music creates a calming environment that reinforces healing for patients and significantly reduces stress for visitors and staff.
Since 1999, Healing Muses' fully-vetted team of professional musicians has played thousands of hours of live harp music for hundreds of patients, family members, and staff at major healing centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including:
- George Mark Children's House (San Leandro)
- Women's Cancer Center of the East Bay (Pleasant Hill)
- UCSF Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building (San Francisco)
- Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (Martinez)
- Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Antioch, and Livermore
Our musicians are highly skilled at playing music for therapeutic purposes and are capable of adjusting to situational needs.
Our harpists return time and again; their familiarity with routines and the special needs of staff and patients at every location allows them to integrate seamlessly with a site's individual programs.
As trained professionals, our musicians establish a long-term relationship with personnel at each site, getting to know individual staff members and working with them collaboratively to meet patient needs.
When our musicians visit locations, their primary focus is not on themselves as musicians, but on the power of music to heal. They are committed to creating musical environments that fully support patient care and the well being of staff and family.
LISTEN TO HEALING MUSES ON ZOOM
Join Healing Muses harpers for a musical moment of rest and rejuvenation.
We are offering healing harp music via Zoom every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:00PM Pacific Time. We started this program to serve the Women's Cancer Center of the East Bay — for their patients, families, and staff — but all are welcome to join us! Please feel free to drop in at any time during the hour to enjoy this pause for self-care.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting. The Meeting ID is 967 5674 3692. We'll grant you entry from the waiting room. Once you are in the meeting, find the window with the Harper and use the "Pin" function to have her fill your screen.