CCA believes joy matters and music heals. Our in-hospital MyMusicRx program includes bedside sing-a-longs led by trained music specialists, instrument lending from mobile music carts, tablet checkouts and live concerts from national recording artists. MyMusicRx.org is a music medicine site for kids and teens who are facing serious illnesses. Feel the music and feel better by exploring exclusive artist greetings, Pandora stations, concerts, music lessons, digital instruments, and games.
The pain and exhaustion of prolonged treatment is difficult at any age. For a child, the feelings of boredom and anxiety are often amplified because of limited peer interaction. MyMusicRx distracts the child from thoughts of illness while giving them a constructive way to express themselves. As the only "kid-prescribed" in-hospital and online music medicine in the nation, MyMusicRx delivers the healing power of music in a way no one else can.
MyMusicRx fights the pain and isolation of hospitalization with bedside sing-a-longs led by trained music specialists, instrument lending from customized mobile music carts, concerts, and technology and headphone check-outs so kids can access CCA's digital program, MyMusicRx.org. This online music program enables seriously ill kids to play and download free music games, explore digital instruments, create original music, and watch exclusive video song prescriptions from their favorite artists.
Scientific studies support the many positive therapeutic effects of music, including relaxation, pain management, lowered blood pressure and decreased mortality rates.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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