PITTSFIELD — High school student Lindsay Mower, from St. Albans, has become a very popular addition to the weekly happenings that activities coordinator Kendra Hartsgrove at Sebasticook Valley Health introduced to the new inpatient wing last fall.

A senior at Nokomis Regional High School, Mower performs every week at SVH as part of her volunteer project at school. With guitar in hand, she goes from room to room to sing two or three songs to patients who are up for music, as well as to their visitors.

Mower’s musical selections are gentle and soothing — perfect for an acoustic guitar and her clear soprano voice. When asked how she selects music for patients, Mower replied that she “gets ideas for music from the radio” and what she hears in the jazz band and chorus that she participates in at school. “I choose songs that are good for patients of all ages that I can adapt to acoustic guitar,” Mower said in the release.

Although she has a music stand to hold sheet music, often only pages containing song lyrics are all she refers to during her SVH performances. Mower can play music by ear, something she has been doing since she was a young girl. As she got older and more interested in music, she formally learned to play piano, saxophone, flute and guitar.

For more information, contact Jennifer Yarbrough at 487-4000.


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