JoyRx Music draws on the universal appeal of music to buoy spirits and energize, enabling young patients to feel Joy during the stressful and painful experiences related to extended hospitalizations and treatments for life-threatening illness.

Kid-Prescribed Music Medicine

The highly trained JoyRx staff musicians engage hospitalized kids of all ages and diagnoses, allowing them to choose the “music medicine” experience that best fits their current emotional place and desired mood.

No-cost bedside and virtual program options are available and tailored for one-on-one or group music experiences. Young patients can choose to watch a live music session, request a song, sing along, engage in music lessons, and even grab an instrument to join the band—whatever feels right and brings Joy to them in the moment.

JoyRx Music in Austin, Texas

In 2018, JoyRx Music began service at St. David’s Children’s Hospital, filling a critical gap in arts and music program services for hospitalized kids and their families. The program has since expanded to Dell Children’s Comprehensive Care Clinic and Blood and Cancer Center, with additional Central Texas expansion planned.

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Virtual and Online Offerings

Our trained music specialists also deliver music medicine virtually to young patients across the nation, partnering with hospital staff to integrate live music into their existing entertainment systems or through real-time, one-on-one interactions via iPad.

In addition, is available on demand 24/7 and offers exclusive artist performances, music lessons, games, and more.



Music heals. This is a fact I do not take lightly. The distress in our teenager’s eyes as she lost the ability to speak, walk, write, to do anything at one point in her treatment was painful for me to see as her mom. JoyRx’s musicians played songs that she had requested in prior bedside jam sessions. Her eyes sparkled with each visit. Kira often retells this point in her journey, saying that hearing them play “HER” songs made her feel unique. She talks about wanting to break out of her locked body and sing along and feel normal.”

Kira’s Mother

JoyRx Music Sponsors

JoyRx Music is made possible with the generous support of our friends and Champions in the music industry.


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