Thank You Kim For Your Support!

Kim Brower and her coworkers at PricewaterhouseCoopers made a generous donation of toys, games and puzzles in Tyler’s name. We appreciate their support of Mount Sinai-Beth Israel and we hope their gift brings some holiday joy to the hospital’s...

Families ‘band together’ to help others (LI Herald)

The Fishbin family, of Port Washington, and the Seaman family, of Merrick, have known each other since their sons attended sleepaway summer camp together many years ago. Now they are joining together for the benefit of two organizations that are dear to their hearts: Rock and Wrap it Up! and Music Never Stops: The Tyler Seaman Foundation. On March 27, a concert at City Winery, the intimate concert venue and winery in downtown Manhattan, featuring Midwest funk-rock band The Main Squeeze will raise money for both organizations. Rock and Wrap it Up! recovers prepared food and other supplies that go untouched at places like concerts, sporting events, hotels and schools and delivers it to food banks, shelters, and other agencies fighting poverty. Music Never Stops looks to provide music therapy programs for teenagers with serious illnesses, starting at “Tyler’s Music Room,” a space for music therapy in Beth Israel Medical Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The charity provides funding for musical instruments, recording equipment, software, streaming accounts and concert...

The new guitars at Tyler’s Room

The beautiful guitars John Catt and Blue Star Connection gave to Music Never Stops have been delivered to Tyler’s Room. We’ll have a little “welcome” event later this month, but for now, here’s a look at the guitars in their new...

Holiday gifts

The supporters of Music Never Stops: the Tyler Seaman Foundation kept the good deeds coming over the holidays, as our friends made two wonderful contributions to Tyler’s Room and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. John Catt of Blue Star Connection gave two beautiful guitars: a Fender Squire Stratocaster (with striking artwork!) and an Ibanez Artcore Hollow Body. “Listen to that sustain,” as Nigel Tufnel might say. John was an early inspiration for us as we started MNS, and he’s also the person who introduced us to our remarkable partners at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. His latest gift will bring that much more joy to Tyler’s Room patients. We’re also pleased to report that Kim Brower, a friend of Tyler’s from Camp Baco, led a toy drive at PricewaterhouseCoopers that will also benefit Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Thanks,...

Tyler’s Room Ribbon Cutting

Last month we were proud to officially dedicate Tyler’s Room. We welcomed about 20 relatives and friends along with Beth Israel staffers and together we took our first look at the room itself. Though it’s tucked into a corner of Beth Israel’s sixth floor, it doesn’t look like part of a hospital. It looks like a small but heavily decorated basement room full of musical instruments. There are guitars, a ukulele, congas, keyboard, stereo, and on a somewhat more technologically impressive note, a mini recording studio complete with digital turntables. You can download a song and alter it, record yourself playing and singing, and scratch and switch between two different songs. The whole setup looks like a ton of fun to play around with.   Photos courtesy of Jacqueline Smith at Mount Sinai Beth...