Ep. 12: Coldplay’s Music Therapy for Kids Suffering Illness: with Melodic Caring Project’s Levi & Stephanie Ware

October 15, 2019

Melodic Caring Project (Melodic) is a non-profit organization that uses music to provide therapy, hope, and empowerment to children suffering from serious illness or injury. Melodic teams up with local and nationally touring artists to connect them directly to children by streaming personalized concerts to kids in their hospital rooms (or homes, in between treatment). Their use of technology makes participation easy, accessible, and comfortable, especially for those quarantined or experiencing immunodeficiency. What a fantastic way to enhance lives with music, by supporting and encouraging children (of all ages) and their families!


Levi & Stephanie Ware co-founded Melodic Caring Project in 2010 with the brilliant mission of encouraging and supporting children with personalized concert experiences.


Play this audio clip and imagine yourself stuck in the hospital, unable to leave for days or weeks:

Now play your favorite song over this audio track and feel the difference music brings to the atmosphere and to your emotional state.


Support Melodic

  • Melodic Caring Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit; Donations are tax-deductible and are eligible for employee matching programs! Check with your employer to see if your donation qualifies! EIN: 45-3916610 
  • Participate in the annual Gala (attendance, sponsorship, auction items)
  • Volunteer signup link
  • Melodic’s Store carries their exclusive leather cuffs and more
  • Love Loud song


Hear the audio from the video on Melodic’s home page, featuring Coldplay, which provides a taste of Melodic’s mission in a nutshell.

Listener Improv

I’m doing a little twist today on the Listener Improv — listener George Fish built one of the organs referenced in Episode 10: NHL Season Kick-off – Gloria! and sent in a couple great photos of the organ (front legs are baseball bats)! Check them out at the bottom of Episode 10’s show notes. I’ve had some other listeners send me photos and I Love seeing them! Please keep sending them to me via email or social media — you can’t actually attach them yourself to website comments, but I can attach them to your comment from my end if it’s something you’ve emailed me or sent via FB, LinkedIn, etc. Next week we’ll be back to our usual Listener Improv, which is a listener-suggested experiment or hack — a practical, concrete way you use music to enhance YOUR life. Send me your Listener Improv by leaving a comment below, comment on social media (I’m on Instragram, FB, and LinkedIn), or by emailing mindy@mpetersonmusic.com. I’d also love to hear from you if you especially enjoyed a particular suggestion, either from a guest or listener. The most convenient way to listen to these suggestions/the podcast is to subscribe on whatever podcast app you use. This automatically delivers each new episode to your device, so it is ready to go whenever/wherever you are ready to listen, whether that is on your commute, shuttling kids around, working out. I have a long plane ride coming up, and I’m looking forward to catching up on the regular podcasts I love, and also trying out some new ones. When you subscribe, this also helps the show and helps others find the show, since new subscribers are very important in the Apple Podcasts algorithm. Thank you so much for listening and subscribing and commenting!   Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of this site’s product links are affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, for purchases made through these links. 

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