Since 1947, cancer patients from around the world have come to DFCI to battle their disease. The care offered is recognized as the finest of its kind, providing cancer patients with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research.
Rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Jonathan Auerbach volunteers his time and talent, donates money and helps raise funds in support of the music therapy program.
In March of 2008, Jonathan began teaching a series of master class workshops at DFCI for patients in the music therapy program, titled "Rock-in'-Time: a Rock Music Performance Jam.” The workshop while interactive and entertaining was also instructional. “Music therapy is about safety in song,” says Jonathan. “I taught kids who already had the ability to play an instrument to enhance their playing and performance skills. Performing music well while having fun doing it empowers and builds confidence. Each child has unique health challenges, but music is a universal gift: music moves, music frees, music heals.”