Learning how to play the piano can also help others and serve the community.
Music therapy can help patients recover and soothe their emotions. Students can gain community service hours for their high school credits while serving the community at hospitals, elderly homes and community centres.
The following is taken from the site of Credit Valley Hospital, Music of Healing and Hope, Healing Through the Power of Music.
Ms. Helen Chu
Guidelines for performances:
The Steinway grand piano that resides in the hospital’s main lobby was donated by Mr. Grant Clarkson in honor of his late wife, Janet Elizabeth Clarkson so that Credit Valley’s patients, visitors, staff, physicians and volunteers would continue to enjoy its music.
In an effort to continue our philosophy of “healing and hope”, Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital is now providing music in the beautiful main atrium of the hospital Monday - Friday. The Music of Healing and Hope Program will feature accomplished volunteer musicians from our own hospital community and the Mississauga area.
We invite you, or any other musician who plays professionally or who has achieved a minimum grade nine level standing in music, to consider volunteering 45 minutes of time to perform for our patients, visitors and staff.
Do you play a musical instrument? In an effort to continue our legacy of “healing and hope”, music is provided in the lobbies at Credit Valley Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. Musicians are also required at the Mississauga site to play on patient units. We invite community musicians who play professionally or who have achieved a minimum grade nine level standing in music, to consider volunteering 45 minutes of time to perform for our patients, visitors and staff.
Performer must be 15 years of age or older with minimum grade 9 musical performance standard or provide recognition of standard of performance by a recognized performing arts organization. Hospital will review the application and approve or decline performance based on established criteria.
Performance will be limited to agreed upon lobby area. Individual performances in patient rooms or other areas of the hospital will not be permitted due to infection control issues.
For more information, please contact:
Diana Gawel, Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant. (905)-813-4112 firstname.lastname@example.org