Music heals. Healing Muses is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization whose musicians provide live, professional quality, soothing music in hospital wards and waiting rooms throughout the SF Bay area to support patient care.
Healing Muses was founded from personal experience in 1999 by Eileen Hadidian, DMA, a professional flutist and recorder player who was greatly strengthened by music during her battle with cancer. The program grew quickly to include many Northern California hospitals, and in 2002 Healing Muses incorporated as a nonprofit organization. The program now benefits additionally from professional harpists Patrice Haan, Maureen Brennan and Diana Rowan, who all also have extensive experience in the healing arts, medical science and social welfare.
In addition to their main passion of providing live music in hospitals, Healing Muses offers lectures, workshops and concerts demonstrating the healing power of music. Interviews have appeared in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, on National Public Radio, and in the Journal of the San Francisco Medical Society. Their three CDs can be found here and a playbook of sheet music Heart's Ease: Music to Uplift the Spirit and Chase Away Pain, Discomfort and Stress can be found here.
Healing Muses main project is providing music which ministers to those in need without direct cost to patients. We have committed to research and develop a diverse repertoire of healing music from many cultural traditions.
How to Help
Healing Muses relies on support from individuals as well as contributions from public and private sources. We welcome your tax-deductible donations and greatly appreciate our generous supporters!
Among the many proven benefits of Music for Healing:
Reduced anxiety/lower stress-related hormones
Increased level of endorphins
Lower heart and respiratory rates
Lower blood pressure
Increased quality of life for patients, visitors and staff
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