Bedside Harpist - Harp Music for Those in Need
Serving Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Peggy Jaegly, CMP, HCMBH, CHM
yourself or someone you know the incomparable gift of
beautiful, soothing harp music.
- Certified Music Practitioner
- Hospital Certified Master Bedside Harpist
- Certified Healing Musician
- Former National
Board Member and Treasurer of Music for Healing and
- Member of American
Harp and Folk Harp Societies
A bedside harpist
provides harp music, for all patients, including newborns,
that is individualized and specific to that patient within current
moments of time. Peggy does this by assessing the patient while
playing quietly to see what type of music is best for that
comforting harp music that is quiet, adaptable, and pleasing. The
patient is in control of the Healing Harp music. He or she can accept or
decline. They can also request the type of music they would like
to hear and she will do her best to please.
Peggy does not poke,
prod, or invade. She shares a moment in time with the patient,
while bringing a sense of honor, comfort and humanity in a
relaxing way. The patient does not have to be awake nor conscious
to receive the benefits of healing harp music.
|Do you know someone in
need of comfort? Peggy makes house calls and visits the patient,
whether it is in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living, a
private home or hospice. Serving Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey
Did you know that LIVE
music has beneficial effect that contribute to the overall care of
There is a great deal of research which documents the
beneficial effect of music on those who are ill. Music is being used
successfully with many kinds of patients including those who are
temporarily ill and injured, chronically ill, critically ill,
Alzheimer's patients, premature babies, birthing mothers, the
comatose, and the dying. Music is being used as an aid in
preparation for and after surgery.
Live music has been
shown to relax the mind and body, allowing more effective
responses to medical treatment and enhancing the self-healing work
of the immune system.
You, too, can
experience the benefits of live music or give it as a gift by
enlisting the services of a trained Music Practitioner.
Is A Certified Music Practitioner?
Possible Healing Uses.
is Expected of the Patient?
Peggy Jaegly is a Certified Music Practitioner, a Hospital Certified Master Harpist and a Certified Healing Musician who brings pleasant and appropriate live music to the bedside of the ill, depressed and dying. She is a graduate of the Music for Healing & Transition Program, a course of study which includes medical and musical classes provided by qualified instructors and a graduate of the Mastery of Bedside Harp program and internship at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton, NJ in addition to the International Healing Musician Program.
Peggy Jaegly, trained to be responsible and unobtrusive, provides a service for hospital and hospice patients and nursing home residents on her harp. While providing beneficial,
harp music to individual patients, her playing is customized to the observed needs of the patient and is not meant to be entertainment, a performance or a concert.
Practitioners, Bedside Harpists and Healing Musicians work
independently or affiliate with health care institutions and
private health care providers.
Peggy Jaegly and her harp named, the Healing Harp, may be engaged by you to play for a friend or family member or for yourself.
The type of music selected usually depends on the condition and concerns of the patient.
provides presentations to interested groups on various topics
regarding music and its many uses. Read
more about Peggy Jaegly and her Services.
"That was beautiful. It was like heaven."
Stated by a daughter at the bedside of her dying father after Peggy played her harp for him.
"I don't believe it. Hospice sent me a live harpist!"
What a pleased hospice patient said to his brother on the telephone.
"When Peggy plays the harp I feel like I'm surrounded by angels."
A hospice patient in Maryland.
"The dulcet tones of the harp flow like a trickling brook from the fingers of Peggy Jaegly..."
The Sar Ledger, NJ
"The harp is not the instrument of angels by mistake, the sound is heavenly and carries across the room like a feather wafting of a spring breeze."
Sunday Courier News, NJ
While listening to Peggy play for a patient.
sounds and feelings.
can slow down and
equalize brain waves.
heartbeat, pulse rate, and blood pressure.
tension and improves body movement and coordination.
can boost the immune
perception of space.
perception of time.
memory and learning.
enhances romance and
receptivity to symbolism (reading).
can generate a sense
of safety and well-being.
is Expected of the Patient?
It is not necessary for
the patient to interact physically or even verbally with the
harpist, especially since a patient may be under medication or
anesthesia. Whether or not the patient is awake and aware is simply
a factor in the style of music played. Research has shown that even
comatose patients can benefit from live music. In short, nothing is
expected of patients except their physical presence.