Hospitals tune in to music

币游国际电子

2021-06-28

ShenXueshan,an88-year-oldvolunteer,playsthepianoatth"pianovolunteers"in2012tobenefitpatientsandentertainvisitors.[PhotoprovidedtoChinaDaily]Healingpowerofpianokeepsvisitormoralehighandprovideshealthyentertainment,njingDrumTowerHospital,ShenXueshan,88,,Jiangsuprovince,ersityasaprofessorspecializinginmodernandcontemporaryhistory.",NanjingUniversitysetupapianocourseforstudents,,Iboughtapianoandstartedpracticingbymyself,",andwithfewerlecturesandacademicmeetingstoattend,heconcentratedonhoninghisskills,playingpianoaccompanimentatachoirconsistingofNasMedicalSchool,manyofShen,,especiallywhenappreciativelistenerscomeuptohim,tellinghimhowtheyfeelorrequestingifhecanplayaparticularpieceforthem."Allpatientsandvisitorshavetheirownstories,"Shensays."Oneofthemostmemorableonesisthatofamiddle-agedwoman,whorequestedmetoplaythesongMother,,IplayedanothersongFilltheWorldwithLove,"Shenisthemostseniormemberofthehospitalspianovolunteerteamcomprising20orsopeople,eachofwhomtakesupasessionandplayslivemusictoentertainthepatientsandvisitors."Imaybeabitold,butIdontthinkitmmerelydoingwhatIcanforpublicwelfare,"012,whenconstructionofthehospitalsformeremployeeZhangGangning,whoalsohandmadethepianoandlentittothehospitalforfree."moodsandmanifestsourpeople-orientedvalues,"saysMengRan,,thereweredebatesaboutwhetheritwasappropriateornecessarytoplacesuchanornatepianoinsidethehospital,butthesoothingpowerofmusicsoondiminishedanyconcerns,andnowmorehospitalshaveapianointheirestablishments."Aslongasthepiecesperformedsuittheoverallenvironment,,thepublicingeneralrespondspositivelytoourpianoplaying,"inginformationandguidance,thepianovolunteersserveasapartofthehospital,butalsofromallwalksoflife,fromprofessionalpianoteachers,,thehospitalalsofeaturesanannualNewYear,theconcsconcertcomprisesabouteightmusicalperformances,broughtmainlybythevolunteerteam,,volunteers,inhis70s,,andsinceretirementngthepastdecade,hehardlyeveraskedforleave."Thosewhocometothehospitalaregenerallyfeelinguncomfortable,dfeelthesupportandpowerbroughtbymusic,"Cuisays."Somepeoplewillcomeoverandtalktomeaboutmusic,ilymembers,andcreateapleasantatmosphereforthehospital."Heoftendiscusseswithothervolunteersabouttheirrepertoire,,hechoosestoperformrelaxingandwell-knownpiecessuchasTheButterflyLovers,,swife,forexample,hasalsobeenlearningthepianoafterretirementandstartedvolunteeringatthehospitalinrecentyears."Ifeelthat,nowthatweareretiredandhavesparetime,,"Cuisays.。