Playing For Patients

Editor's Abstract

Penny Anderson Brill, a violist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, has been developing a music and wellness program for orchestra musicians for the past six years. She has a lot of experience performing in a variety of health care settings.
In this article, Penny shares some tips she has learned over the years while performing for patients in a hospital or other healthcare institution. Her advice ranges from common sense hygiene (wash your hands frequently) to repertoire suggestions and suggestions for talking to individual patients.

Ann Drinan

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