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.
“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.”