Cancer Education Center

The Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Cancer Education Center is closed for walk-in assistance and group classes to avoid transmission risk during COVID-19. Staff are available by appointment only. To schedule, call 507-266-2991 or email

See “MORE” to find recordings and classes typically offered within the Cancer Education Center in Rochester, MN. Topics include Reducing Fatigue, Moving Forward After Cancer, Nutrition and Cancer, Physical Activity, Stress Management and more!

Sep 19, 2018

Healing Harp Music with Chizuko Ikeda

By Megan Roessler M. Ed., @meganroessler

Chizuko Ikeda

Chizuko Ikeda is a harpist from Kyoto, Japan.  Ms. Ikeda is interested in music therapy and has studied in Japan, Ireland, Europe, and the United States.  She has performed concerts throughout the world including many in hospitals, hospices, and rehabilitation centers.  Two examples include a Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children in Vietnam and at the 1st anniversary requiem concert for the 911 victims in New York.

Ms. Ikeda promotes a feeling of serenity through her music.  She plays a variety of music including simple classical, Irish folk, easy listening, healing and Japanese historical music.

You can hear her play in-person on Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 26th from noon-1:00 p.m. in the Cancer Education Center, Gonda Building, Lobby Level, Rochester, MN.  She will perform again Thursday, September 27th from 5:30-6:15 p.m. in Judd Hall, Mayo Clinic Building, subway level, Rochester, MN.

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