Miller Children's Hospital
The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra enjoys a special relationship with Miller Children's Hospital of Long Beach.
Working with Music Therapist Laurel Terreri, individual Symphony musicians play for young patients (through age 18) in inpatient units – in the hallways, in individual rooms, in the playrooms and Sibling Time, or on the hospital's closed-circuit TV, the Giggles Studio. As stated on the hospital's website "Not only is it beneficial for children to play music, but listening to it promotes a relaxing and healing environment for patients and their family members."
This special experience for the children in the hospital helps to bring some much-needed normalization to their lives. Music gives the children a unique chance to be creative and also helps to keep them emotionally stable during their difficult stay in the hospital.