There are so many ways to connect with the kids at the hospital. Mikael said he’d love to come and do something with them. We told him that any kind of interaction at all is very well received and so appreciated. He decided to bring his guitar.
The kids had a blast! First, Mikael played some songs while everyone listened in. Then kids began to gather around Mikael, and each one started taking turns strumming the guitar while he played the chords. They were so excited to be playing music. Some of the kids were so into the beat and rhythm that they couldn’t help but shake their little hips and sway from side to side. It was too cute.
One little girl, who was at the hospital for a consultation because she can’t walk, crawled over to play the guitar, too. She had the biggest smile on her face the entire time. At one point, there were several kids surrounding Mikael who wanted to play, so he flipped the guitar over and they all beat the guitar like a drum.
That’s what I call music therapy!
Originally posted at: http://joshjulieblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/music-therapy/.