Performing songwriter and guitarist, Beverly crafts songs of humor and heart that inspire the celebration of New England culture. Her music program is a "song stew" that nourishes and delights audiences of all ages. Whether performing in concert, at schools, or health care settings, Beverly is at home with her audience. Beverly, a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), offers live therapeutic music programs for health care settings. As a professional guitarist and songwriter, Beverly’s repertoire is a rich blend of original, familiar and improvisational music. She is successful providing comfort, and relaxation to patients of all ages. Twenty minutes of live acoustic music will: reduce blood pressure, boost the immune function, enhance pain management, relieve anxiety, and produce a sense of well-being. Designed to meet the needs of patients and staff, Beverly’s programs include bedside patient visits, assessment reporting, and an educational workshops. She has provided her music programs at Concord Hospital, Elliot Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Villa Crest Nursing Home, Merrimack County Nursing Home, Hillsborough County Nursing Home, Merrimack Home Hospice, and private care patients. She is a member of the Gentle Muses at Massachusetts General Hospital.
offered: Concert performances, song writing workshops, collaborative residencies with other artists, musical healing environment for health care settings including day programs, multi-day programs, bedside programs, classes/workshops, and programs for staff
New England, year round
Starting at $400 for Touring; $150 per 3 hour day for Health Care; Negotiable; Additional travel fee
32 Cricket Hill Dr
Merrimack, NH 03054
Beverly is on the Touring Roster as well as the Arts in Health Care Directory.
"Beverly is one of the rare professional artists who have the intuition, talent, and people skills necessary to work in health care settings and with seniors. She understands that the arts, music in this case, can truly touch the soul and be a tool for healing, resurrecting memories and sharing stories. Artists have this unique ability to creatively engage and transform both individuals and communities and enrich us all." Judy Rigmont Creative Communities Coordinator, NH State Council on the Arts, Concord, NH
“Beverly combines the artistry of her music with the experience and skills necessary to work in a healthcare setting. She has a gift in connecting with patients and families and offering comfort and solace wherever they are in their process”… Tanya Prather, Music at the Bedside Program Coordinator Home Health & Hospice Care, Merrimack, NH
”Having a therapeutic musician such as Beverly Rush on our hospice unit has been wonderful. She is able to communicate with these specific residents through the gift of music. Her soothing, comforting music and personality are a great fit for residents who need that extra special visit.” Lori Dresser, Recreation Supervisor, Merrimack County Nursing Home, Boscawen, NH