Karl Anthony is a songwriter who sees music as a door opener to healing. An advocate for the arts in healthcare, he brings to life innovative programs and activities in a hospital setting. For 14 years Anthony has worked at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego serving with a team of dedicated musicians and art professionals within the hospital’s healing arts program. Understanding the importance of treating the whole person is at the core of Anthony’s approach with Arts in Healthcare. Being able to flow with what is happening in the moment are necessary skills when you are bedside, working one on one with someone in a vulnerable place in their life. Anthony says, “this requires a focused sensitivity and a nurturing and welcoming personality comes in very handy.” An author, speaker, producer and professional singer. Anthony believes it is possible to enjoy the work you do and even inspire others to express the music inside themselves. Perhaps that is the most healing power of all.