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Posts by Oliver Jacobson

In The News: Our Music Therapy Program Featured on ABC7 News

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — We work to tell stories about people who are building a better Bay Area, which includes efforts to keep our kids happy, even when they’re in the hospital. We are excited to share this ABC7 News Story about UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s music therapy program! It highlights our collaboration with children’s…

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Tribute to Sam Surban

Sam’s Love for Song (A Tribute) By Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital This tribute is shared in honor of Samatha Surban (1/17/2006-2/10/2017). We would like to honor her special spirit, strength and love for music. Sam spent time consistently participating in Music Therapy sessions while receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Sam…

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Ukulele Music Therapy Session and Donation

Her mother was amazed. Her jaw dropped and she said “it’s like magic. Music therapy awakened her imagination and creativity. This is the first time that she has smiled let alone spoke, sang and played while at the hospital. She’s been afraid of all the hospital staff and the only times she had been calm…

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