Columnist Jamesetta M. Walker had a recent experience with live music in the halls of her hospital that left her singing the praises of therapeutic music in a recent piece for Hampton Roads newspaper The Virginia-Pilot. Columnist Jamesetta M. Walker had a recent experience with live music in the halls of her hospital that left her singing the praises of therapeutic music in a recent piece for Hampton Roads newspaper The Virginia-Pilot. Of her unexpected encounter with harpist Karen Stowe while on the way to an appointment with her podiatrist, Walker writes: “I can’t remember what she was playing, only that by the time she finished, my body had relaxed.”

Walker interviewed Stowe later and learned a lot about the lives of therapeutic music practitioners. Stowe speaks of lowering blood pressure in heart patients and easing the wait for visitors while loved ones were in surgery.  Walker puts it simply: “I didn’t want to be at the hospital that day, but I am glad I wound up there while Stowe was playing.”

Find the full story at the Virginia-Pilot.




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