Posted Online: Oct. 11, 2012, 2:45 pm

West Music to support 3rd Annual Doctors in Recital

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Press release submitted by West Music

West Music to support 3rd Annual Doctors in Recital

Rock Island, IL – October 16, 2012 – West Music Quad Cities is proud to partner with Genesis Hospital, Steinway and Sons, and Augustana College to present an exclusive concert event: Doctors in Recital on Tuesday October 16, 2012 at7:00pm at Centennial Hall, on the campus of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. For the third year in a row, this unprecedented event will feature the musical talents of many physicians and their family members in the Quad Cities area, performing a wide variety of repertoire, both classical and contemporary.

To make this event even more memorable, the musicians will have the opportunity to perform with a very special instrument: Augustana's beautiful new Steinway & Sons Model D concert grand piano, selected in July 2010 by the Augustana College Piano Faculty at the Steinway Factory in New York. Tickets for this exciting event are available to the general public for $25, with a discounted price of $20 for senior citizens, ages 60 and up. For more information about this special recital or to purchase tickets, please call the Genesis Health Services Foundation at (563) 421-6865, West Music Quad Cities at (309) 764-9300, or the Augustana College box office at (309) 794-7306.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Music Therapy services provided by Genesis Hospital and West Music. Music therapy is the clinical and evidenced based use of music to achieve non-musical goals such as cognitive, emotional, social, and motor skills in addition to communication skills. A music therapist uses both instrumental and recorded music to help individuals work on these specific goal areas. Individuals of all ages can participate in music therapy. Therapists work with clients to develop a program that is unique to them and based off of their personal music preferences. No prior musical knowledge or experience is required to participate and benefit from music therapy. Music therapy, including hospice care, is a valuable service for hospice patients, and is provided in their homes, nursing homes, and at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. This aspect of music therapy has been shown to bring quality to life, diminish pain,

and promote relaxation in end of life care.

About Music Therapy Services at West Music

Music Therapy Services at West Music believes in the therapeutic value and benefits of music for all people. West Music is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all clients through successful musical experiences that address specific needs with respect and dignity. Music Therapy Services of West Music currently provides support and services to more than 500 clients weekly in a wide variety of settings including West Music studios, school systems, hospice, and private homes. Music Therapy Services available through West Music include one to one individual therapy, small group therapy (3-6 people), large group therapy (6-12 people), recreational music classes and adaptive music lessons. For more information about Music Therapy Services at West Music, please contact Kelly Carlson, MA, MT-BC, Director of Music Therapy Services at West Music.

About Steinway and Sons Piano Company

Since 1853, Steinway pianos have been handmade to last for generations. A treasured possession that grows in value over the course of time. Steinway is the choice of 99% of concert artists, and it is, quite simply, the standard by which all other pianos are compared. Details about Steinway & Sons may be obtained by calling (800) 366-1853 or by visiting

About West Music Company

Founded in 1941, West Music's mission to "Enrich peoples' lives through participation in music" is at the root of its success and continued growth. West Music specializes in pianos, guitars, drums and percussion, band and orchestra instruments, and print music as well as offers music instruction, repair and music therapy services. West Music has six retail locations in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. For more information, visit West Music's comprehensive online website at or call 1-800-373-2000.