The Music Program at Stanford Hospital provides music to patients, visitors and staff, which include live concerts, ambient music on the units, musician bedside visits, and portable CD players with a selection of CDs for patients' use. To make a request, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.

Music in patient rooms

Music allows patients and families to experience the healing value of music at their bedside and adds to a patient's recovery process. It can also bring comfort to those involved in end-of-life situations. This program provides music seven days a week for patients and visitors alike.

Our Hospital Musicians include harpists and guitar players: Barbary Grant, Verlene Schermer, and Pamela Bowen for the harp; and Jeff Buenz and Jim Nichols for the guitar. All room visit requests are free of charge. To request Bedside Music, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.

CDs for patients

Portable CD players and a selection of CDs are available for patients' use. Coordinators Fanny Zychlinsky and Wally Austin have diverse and extensive backgrounds in music. They will help you find the right music to soothe, calm, and energize.

To request CD players and CDs, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.

Concert Series


Initiated in August 2005, the Ambient Piano Series is sponsored by William Reller and The Reller Family in honor of Carolyn Wiedemann Reller. Listeners can enjoy talented pianists playing soothing and inspiring music from classical, popular, jazz, and other musical genres in a casual environment at the Stanford Cancer Center.

  • May 4 Steven Scholom
  • May 5 Barbary Grant
  • May 11 Steven Scholom
  • May 12 Barbary Grant
  • May 18 Steven Scholom
  • May 19 Barbary Grant
  • May 25 Steven Scholom
  • May 26 Claudia Slayman

Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Advanced Medicine Center Building
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

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Performed by: Various Artists

Enjoy the lilting melodies of that old country sound with Ren Geisick’s Country Quartet. Ren’s voice harkens back to the sweet cries of Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee. Come hear these American songs that speak to the deeper truths of love and heartbreak.

BROCELIANDE — Celtic/Early Music
Celtic Acoustic Trio, Broceliande—Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover and Kris Yenney—have graced the Bing Concert Series for over a decade. They bring their unique blend of Olde and New with Songs and Dance Tunes from the British Isles and European Courts, Castles and Countrysides. With entrancing vocal harmonies and intricate instrumental arrangements on numerous traditional instruments, Broceliande is sure to uplift spirits and create a memorable musical offering.

K.H. DUO — Classical Music
Violinist Chih-Jung Hsu and pianist Wen-Chun Ku are frequent collaborators as the K. H. Duo, having performed in recitals and concerts in California and Maryland. The duo is defined by its pursuit of the subtlety, honesty, and passion as musicians for its genre. This program will feature works of the Classical to Romantic era by W. A. Mozart, F. Schubert, and E. Ysaye.

FRIDAY MAY 13, 12:30PM
MASHA CAMPAGNE — Brazilian & American Music
Masha and her ensemble play a collection of American Songbook standards and Brazilian gems by the likes of Dorival Caymmi, Jobim and Guinga. With the national release of her album “Caminhos Cruzados – Crossroads” Campagne forges a “delicious Brazilian jazz sound” (Andrew Gilbert) and“communicates a thoroughly hip and venturous command of the Brazilian-jazz vernacular” (Ejazznews).

This is a great trio performing pop, rock, and jazz songs in an intimate acoustic format. The musicianship, vocals and arrangements are something to be experienced as you listen to your favorite tunes from the variety of genres they cover. This group does it all!

FRIDAY MAY 20, 12:30PM
Vission Latina will really heat up the Atrium when they bring their music to Stanford Hospital. These virtuoso musicians have all played with some of the finest Latin music performers on the scene and now they come together to share their musical vision – Vission Latina!

ROB HART TRIO — Eclectic Jazz
Rob Hart’s band is an exciting blend of organic traditional jazz, fusion, funk, latin and textural experimental music, along with high-powered, on-the-edge improvisations. Don’t miss this superb ensemble as they take you on a musical, melodic journey.

FRIDAY MAY 27, 12:30PM
LAUPACHI TRIO — Classical Music
Violinist Patrick Dalton-Holmes has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The New World Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Chien-Lin Lu, a native of Taiwan, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Vocal Accompanying from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory. Laura Gaynon is an active performer of both modern and baroque cello. She performs with the American Bach Soloists and the unconducted orchestra One Found Sound. She is a founding member of the baroque chamber ensemble MUSA, and with the chamber music group, LiveOak. They will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Bartholdy, and Antonín Dvoák.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday and Friday

Stanford Hospital
Atrium (Ground Floor, between Units D and E)
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

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Contact Greg Kaufman: 650-725-2892
Performed by: Various Artists

This Summer Concert Series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Reller Family in honor of Carolyn Wiedemann Reller.  Concerts are held every Tuesday, June through September on the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital cafeteria courtyard (Doobie Brothers Courtyard) located behind the rear entrance of the Stanford Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center.

These concerts feature some of the best local and touring musicians offering a wide variety of music.  You can bring your lunch or purchase onsite and enjoy some great music each Summer!  All concerts are free and open to the public.  Subject to weather conditions.

Information about the next Summer Concert Series will be published Spring 2016.

Every Tuesday, June through September

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Doobie Brothers Courtyard, outdoor cafeteria patio


For information, contact Greg Kaufman, Music Program Coordinator: 650-725-2892