We are dedicated to bringing the fun and beauty of music to patients through performances and hands-on learning.​​
Our volunteers are creative, well-rounded, responisble and leadership-oriented individuals who value serving their community.
​Healing Hands provides high quality volunteer services to local healthcare facilities in the Chapel Hill and Durham communities
​Healing Hands is a local volunteer organization serving the Chapel Hill and Durham communities with the mission of providing musical performances for patients and families in healthcare facilities. Our talented volunteers represent a broad range of musical abilities and interests, which make for a diverse and exhilarating musical experience. We are always seeking out members of the Triangle to vounteer with Healing Hands, and we value strongly motivated individuals who are passionate about music and community service. Most importantly, we want our volunteers to share their talents in a way that brings joy to people who are in need of positivity.

Since our formation in the Summer of 2017, we have set up numerous performances at a wide range of healthcare facilities including Brookdale Meadowmont, the SECU Family House, and the VA Hospital in Durham. We are continually looking to expand our organization throughout the Triangle! 

About Us

"Music, uniquely among the arts, is both completely abstract and profoundly emotional. It has no power to represent anything particular or external, but has a unique power to express inner states or feelings. Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no meditation."

— Oliver Sacks M.D., author of ​​​Musicophilia

About the Founders

Ilon graduated UNC Chapel Hill in 2017 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, along with a double minor in Chemistry and Neuroscience. At the age of six, he began playing piano. Since then, he debuted his talents in many recitals and competitions. While in highschool, Ilon would perform piano at local assisted living facilites in his hometown of Alpharetta, GA. 

Ashley will be graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 2019 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Religious Studies, along with a double minor in Chemistry and Neuroscience. Her musical background includes 8 years of playing viola. This involved performing with symphonic ensembles, chamber orchestras, and string quartets at her highschool in Austin, TX. Ashley also enjoyed when she had oppurtunities to perform music in assisted living homes. 

Ashley and Ilon also share an interest in healthcare and community service.

Ashley's exposure to healthcare was primarily as a research assistant in the psychiatry department at UNC Medical School. Her research projects involve the relationship between heart health, mood, and lactation in new mothers. She also spent a year volunteering in the geriatric psychiatry unit at the UNC Hospitals, and now leads craft-making sessions for patients in the newly opened perinatal psychiatry unit. Ashley will soon begin volunteering as an Interpersonal Violence community educator and hopes to be an advocate for women's health and rights. 

Ilon's recent global volunteer experiences have solidified his passion for public health initiatives. He volunteered with refugee children in Tel Aviv, Israel, and went on campaigns to adminster free cervical cancer screening for indegenous women in Cusco, Peru. Along with this, Ilon conducts undergraduate research in the biology department at UNC. These exposures to global health and science have confirmed Ilon's desires to apply to medical school.