Are you looking for a unique idea to inject play, color, and music into the lives of those affected by illness?
The Ellen Project ventures into hospitals or medical/care facilities and provides pianos to be painted by patients or community members. Once the paint dries, musicians perform “mini-concerts” at hospital bedsides, hospital lobbies, or in other intentional spaces within the hospital. Afterwards, the piano is installed at the hospital for people to play and enjoy and are sometimes auctioned off to benefit hospital foundations.
Activities like music therapy have been proven to promote, maintain, and restore physical and mental health among patients. Studies have shown that art therapy reduces heart rate, helps patients cope with and process stress, improves motor skills, and increases overall outlook and sense of well-being.
The Ellen Project starts at a reasonable base price (additional charges may apply depending on distance the piano needs to be delivered). The fee covers the cost to tune, prepare, prime, and deliver and acoustic upright pianos. Additionally, the fee includes paint supplies, t-shirts, bracelets, and a Songs of Hope CD. We also include a commemorative plaque with your name and/or the company logo to be placed on the piano. Lastly, we engage local musicians to perform the mini-concerts. Working together we can bring the healing power of the arts to your community.
Please feel free to reach out to us by email and/or phone for more information. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-698-3280, Ext 101)
We look forward to hearing from you!
Activities like music therapy have been proven to promote, maintain, and restore physical and mental health amount young patients. Studies have shown that art therapy reduces heart rate, helps patients cope with and process stress, improves motor skills, and increases overall outlook and sense of well-being.
THE STORY OF TWO SISTERS: ELLEN & MOLLY
Molly was 6 years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her sister, Ellen, is only two years older and is committed to being by her side. They are constantly thankful for the time they can spend together. The toughest parts of Molly’s treatment process have been when there are visitation restrictions. Ellen and Molly have always been close and these times apart were very tough. Ellen loves to share things she has learned, and Molly is a willing audience. When Ellen participated in the mentorship program with Keys 4/4 Kids, it was only natural that she wanted to share her experience with her sister. In June of 2013, she was able to do just that. Keys 4/4 Kids helped to organize an event at Children's Hospital of Minneapolis where Molly was being treated...and through Ellen's love for her sister, Molly, the Ellen Project was born.