Music for Musing During the Holidays
An oncology nurse finds his own way to bring comfort and support to patients.
Music has a powerful effect on human beings. It can increase brain activity and summon decades-old memories in an instant. Ron Noecker believes that music has healing properties, too, and this Christmas the nurse in medical oncology created a CD to give to Hopkins’ cancer patients.
Although Noecker is not a professional musician, he majored in music education in college and, like his 11 brothers and sisters, began taking piano lessons in childhood. Growing up on a farm in northeast Nebraska, “I got my piano practice in before I went out to the barn to milk the cows.”