MUSICIANS ON CALL x DARREN CRISS (October 21, 2013)
"I had the amazing opportunity to shoot for Musicians On Call, a music therapy volunteer group, and follow Darren Criss (of Glee) while he did some bedside serenading at the UCLA Children’s Hospital.
I did my senior project in high school on music therapy and as someone who grew up playing and studying music, I know the impact that it can have on an individual and their feelings. It was totally great learning about Musicians On Call and hearing about the wonderful things they are doing in the world of music therapy with those who are hospitalized. It was even better seeing it in action! Darren is such a character – it was so much fun watching him interact with the kids and incorporate their names and interests into songs so they could really relate to the music and to him. All the kids seemed to have a lot of fun – there were tons of smiles and some singing. You really could tell that it lifted the spirits of the whole ward, doctors and nurses included.”
“Um… I love swords? I grew up watching Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles and always wanted to learn. It’s great exercise. And
it’s good to know that you could kick ass if you needed to.”
chordover Espresso and homework!