Brynn Albanese is a well known Central Coast violinist who has performed over a dozen times on the PACSLO stage as Concertmaster and Soloist. She was also a member of the “iconic” band, Café Musique, for twelve years. 

She has since left the full time big stage to pursue Certification as a Therapeutic Music Practitioner and End of Life Doula (a nonmedical professional trained to care for a terminally ill person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs during the death process). She is the founder of Pneuma Melodies and, in the fall of 2022, Brynn will be pre-senting to our local hospitals, care centers and memory care centers. Her goal is to implement regular musical programming through the hiring of an onsite trained and certified therapeutic musicians as an integral part of the daily culture of our facilities. Ther-apeutic Music uses the science of sound and is complementary to conventional allopathic medicine, providing live one-on-one thera-peutic music at the bedside promotes im-proved quality of life during treatment and the healing process. Brynn told us how she takes this service one step fur-ther while sitting with the patient, she provides healing music with her one of a kind Bass Native American Flute which she played for us. 

During Brynn’s visit on Friday, she accompanied the music video of “Imagine” on her violin and treated us to Moon River and a rousing rendition of music from Moulin Rouge which had many of us clapping our hands and tapping our feet.