Harping for Health
Harpist David Pavlovich is a relief to children and their families at Diamond Children's at the University of Arizona Medical Center.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
Reporter: Greg Gurule
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Harpist David Pavolovich has been providing music therapy to patients at hospitals for decades. The non-profit agency Shine On Tucson is supporting his musical gift to kids and their families here at Diamond Children's at the University of Arizona Medical Center. He goes to the hospital five times a week to bring comfort to both children and adults.
Pavolovich plays his harp in patients' rooms and in hallways to help ease concerns about doctor treatments and hospital stays. Pavlovich knows that studies show music can help stabilize heart rates, regulate blood pressure and help people breath easier.
He says he knows he's no doctor, but adds, "..when you could bring music into a situation where it provides relief and comfort to people who are in need, then it reaches it's maximum potential for good. So as a musician, that's what i gravitate toward." David cares for the patients' emotional health while the doctors care for their physical well being.