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We are thrilled to have Christopher Bachmann as our new intern!! His musical talents, professional work ethic, and genuine good nature will be put to good use here at the Cancer Center.
Here’s a short video of Christopher performing on his cello for our patients in the Outpatient BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant) clinic.
Here’s a list of Christopher’s professional and performance experience :
Part of our mission here at the Saint Louis University Cancer Center is to create new ways to bring music and music therapy to patients and staff. Our intern, Brian Hilderbrand, and I have made it part of our routine to play in the lobby of the SLU Outpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic. This is a great way to generate patient referrals by letting the music help patients decide if they are interested in individual sessions – plus the smiling nurses, doctors, and staff members are not shy to voice their appreciation (and request songs)!
We count ourselves very fortunate to work around such a compassionate and professional medical staff here at SLU’s Cancer Center, and it’s our distinct pleasure to share with them some benefits of music therapy while helping our patients relax and enhance their treatment experience.
Our mission, in conjunction with the physicians of the Saint Louis University Cancer Center, is to engage our patients with the many healing properties of Music Therapy. Our evidence-based, person-centered approach provides patients with non-invasive opportunities for physical, psychological, social, and emotional restoration during their cancer experience.
Music Therapists Crystal Weaver, M. A., CRC, MT-BC and Andrew Dwiggins, MT-BC bring one-on-one Music Therapy sessions to patients in the privacy of their hospital rooms. The Music Therapy Program also partners with The Saint Louis Symphony and The SLU School of Fine and Performing Arts to coordinate volunteer performances for SLU patients in our infusion center.
Stay tuned for many exciting developments as we grow our program in therapeutic and educational outreach groups, publish ongoing and upcoming research studies and findings, and evolve our patient care to assist the successful realization of their ultimate well-being.