Music Heals


A comprehensive list of Research from American Music Therapy Association.
Check out this article with a section on how listening to baroque music specifically affects the brain.

More articles and resources coming soon!

Sonorous Sojourns

Update: (3/18/21) We are looking forward to resuming this program with the appropriate safety measures as soon as it makes sense to do so, most likely in late spring 2021.

Since January 2018, la speranza has brought live music on period instruments to Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center through a new program called Sonorous Sojourns. The program started out with Yvonne visiting patients’ rooms and/or lobby areas once a month for informal performances and a short time of visiting.

Now, Joanna, Fran, and Yvonne visit once a month and play string trios by the surgical waiting room area for patients, staff, and families.

La Speranza hopes to expand this program to other area hospitals. If you’re interested in bringing musicians from la speranza to your hospital, please contact us.