Harmony for Healing Music Therapy Performance
Begins: 8/25/2014 4:30:00 PM
Ends: 8/25/2014 5:30:00 PM
Location: John H. Burson III, MD, Atrium
Pianist Patty Herpel performs hymns, love song and popular music from the 40s and 50s as part of Tanner Health System’s Harmony for Healing music therapy program. Herpel began taking piano lessons at the age of six and later studied piano and organ at Shorter University in Georgia. Following graduation, she performed in churches and theaters including playing the keyboard in the Savannah Theater Orchestra in Savannah, Georgia. Herpel performed in such favorites as Meet Me in St. Louis, Dearly Departed and The Pirates of Penzance. She credits her musical talents to her mother, who also played piano and studied music at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Among her many accomplishments, Herpel was awarded three red ribbons for 2nd place representing West Point High School in West Point, Georgia. She enjoys playing the piano, especially easy listening and contemporary Christian music. While she has retired from the theater, Tanner Health System is fortunate to include Patty Herpel as a Harmony for Healing performer, as well as a volunteer at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton. All Harmony for Healing performances are held in the John H. Burson III, MD, Atrium on the first floor of Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, facing Dixie Street, and are free to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all performers are from the west Georgia area. The music therapy program is funded through gifts to Tanner Medical Foundation. Proceeds are used to continue Harmony for Healing performances with the goal of hiring a full-time music therapist. For more information about the program, please contact Tanner Medical Foundation at 770.812.GIFT (770-812-4438).