After more than four years bringing live music to different hospitals, we— and healthcare workers—noticed that it was having very positive “side effects” on patients. We asked ourselves:
Is it really that necessary to hear a Bach partita in intensive care, a soleá in a neonatal ward, or a jazz standard in neurology?
Could there be an accessible, affordable, transversal way of providing patient-centred care that would improve their health and well-being?
And so the Musicians In Residence programme was born, an initiative that highlights the health benefits of music, provides scientific evidence and, of course, creates jobs for musicians.