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Music soothes the rhythms of life!

Certified Music PractitionerPetra is a Certified Music Practitioner here in Brevard County, and offers her talent as a harpist to patients with physical maladies as well as regular performing. Petra brings live music to the bedside of ill and dying patients both in the home and in clinics or inpatient settings. The benefits are to improve quality of life, to alleviate pain and anxiety {for patient and families}, and to facilitate restful sleeping.

Matching the music to the patient’s needs helps to achieve a bond that results in an effective outcome.

The Power of Music

Live Music has beneficial effects that contribute to the overall care of patients. There is a great deal of research to document the beneficial effects of music on those who are ill. Music is being used successfully with many kinds of patients including:

  • Injured
  • Temporarily Ill
  • Chronically Ill
  • Critically Ill
  • Alzheimer
  • Actively Dying

Live music allows for more effective responses to medical treatment and enhances the self-healing work of the immune system.

Live music is being used as an aid in preparation for and after surgery leading to greater patient comfort.

Live music eases pain and nausea, relaxing the mind and body during high dose chemotherapy and dialysis.

What is a Certified Music Practitioner?

A Certified Music Practitioner brings pleasant and appropriate live music to the bedside of the ill and dying. Each Music Practitioner is a graduate of The Music for Healing & Transition Program, a course of study which includes medical and musical classes, as well as internship in hospital and healthcare settings.

Certified Music Practitioners provide a service. They are trained to be responsible and unobtrusive. While providing beneficial, therapeutic music to individual patients, their playing is not meant to be a performance or a concert. Experience the benefits of live music or give it as a gift by enlisting the services of a Music Practitioner.

What is Expected of the Patient?

It is not necessary for the patient to interact physically or even verbally. Music Practitioners can even play during surgery. Whether or not the patient is awake and aware is simply a factor in the style of music played. Research has shown that even comatose patients can benefit from live music. Permission is to be obtained from care giving staff or family, and when possible from the patient. Each Music Practitioner is carefully trained to recognize physical indicators that help them determine response to the music. Matching the music with the patient’s needs, customized to appeal to each patient’s responsive tonality to achieve a bond that results in a productive outcome. The benefits are to improve quality of life, to alleviate pain and anxiety, and to facilitate restful sleeping.

Brevard Woman

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Brevard County Harpist

  • Home visits
  • Hospital visits
  • Hospice visits
  • Clinical visits
  • Playing during treatment
  • Chemotherapy and dialysis
  • Weddings  
  • Special functions
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Receptions
  • Funeral Service
  • Music in Medicine presentations