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"Music can change the world because it can change people." Bono


January 18, 2024

NFL legend Steve Young visits Sophie's Place, offering music therapy for pediatric patients

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback joined a jam session at Sophie’s Place, a space in the hospital dedicated to music therapy.

November 03, 2023

Child cancer survivor returns to Sophie's Place to teach Sacramento doctors how to dance

Previous Sutter Sacramento oncology patient and music therapy recipient returns to share his continued love of music and dance with his previous care team. 

October 14, 2023

Sutter Health Celebrates 100-Year History in Sacramento

Sutter Health is celebrating its 100th anniversary of providing world-class healthcare in Sacramento, with booths featuring a variety of valued services including Child Life and music therapy. 

August 16, 2016

Kids At This Hospital Take Center Stage

Sophie's Place Music Therapy program featured in the Huffington Post.  Article by Kat Fulton.

November 01, 2016

Music therapy 'gives hope' to Sacramento cancer patients

Cancer patients at Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento are getting help with healing, thanks to a music therapy program that is bringing new light into their lives. "We are in a really sacred space. And music can provide a lot of room for expression. But it can also make people feel incredibly vulnerable," Pavis said. "There might be someone who is really holding back from processing a certain emotion, and a certain song lyric is going to trigger that. So, we're there in that moment to be a therapeutic presence." McConnell Music Therapists, like Sarah Pavis, will play music for patients while they are undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments. The patients can sing along or just listen.