Medicine and harp music have a history that dates back to the ancient Greeks. The Greek god Hermes played a lyre (predecessor to the modern harp) to soothe anger and stress. Today, that tradition continues with harp music being played at hospitals to provide a comfortable healing environment.
A beautiful harp was donated to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center through the Utah Valley Healthcare Foundation so local harpists could volunteer their time and talents to provide warm, soothing music to visitors and patients. Harp music is played in the main lobby next to the information desk.
Student harpists who are interested in volunteering to play the harp must contact their harp teacher to arrange a time to play.
More advanced harpists should contact Volunteer Services at (801) 357-7850 to set up a time to volunteer.