Healing Muses was founded in 1999 by Eileen Hadidian, a professional flautist and recorder player who found great strength in music during her own battle with cancer. At the time, hospitals were just starting to recognize the power of music and other forms of pain management as key to healing. Eileen's article "Healing with Music" framed the conversation; Healing Muses' program grew quickly to include many Northern California hospitals and in 2001, incorporated as a 501(c)(3). We are grateful for her vision.
Healing Muses Mission Statement
Music heals. We provide live, professional quality, therapeutic harp music to hospitals, medical centers, and hospice throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to support patient care.
Our staff and Board of Directors bring a wealth of experience in music, non-profit work, medicine and healing. Everyone is deeply involved in supporting the organization, both through volunteer work and as donors of record.
Margaret Davis, Muse
Margaret is a professional Celtic harper, singer, recorder player and flutist with a B.A. in Music. She leads Celtic/Early Music trio Brocelïande and co-leads Celtic rock band Avalon Rising. A third-degree Reiki Master/Teacher, she brings her healing skills and awareness to every engagement.
Patrice Haan, Muse
Patrice is our longest-serving Muse, having played harp with Healing Muses since 2004. Additionally, she served Healing Muses as Executive Director from 2012 to 2020. Outside of Healing Muses, Patrice is known for her intuitive songwriting and beautiful voice. Our CD A Garden of Healing (2010), includes two of her original pieces and a vocal performance.