Hospices use music therapy

  • Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. The acoustic guitar is his instrument of choice because patients can feel its vibrations as well as hear its music. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph Goelz (at right), MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lucile Wilson's daughter Shirley Haynes (top) laughs as Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lucile Wilson's daughter Shirley Haynes (top) laughs as Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Family momentos adorn different parts of the house where Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings with Lucile Wilson, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Lucile used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daphne Clark plays alongside Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida as he sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, during her therapy session. Clark, a Seasons intern, is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. Wilson’s sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because she used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Family momentos adorn different parts of the house where Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph Goelz (at right), MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lucile Wilson's daughter Shirley Haynes (top) laughs as Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida sings along with Lucile Wilson (at left) on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daphne Clark (at left) plays alongside Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida as he sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. Clark, a Seasons intern, is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida, sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, during her therapy session. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Wilson used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daphne Clark (at left) plays alongside Joseph Goelz, MT-BC, Supervising Music Therapist at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Florida as he sings along with Lucile Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 during her therapy session. Clark, a Seasons intern, is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. The sessions usually focus on gospel hymns because Lucile used to be very active in her church. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF