Whether it's happy or sad -- music can really affect our moods. And as 4 Chords reporter Jennifer Kessinger tells us -- it can have an even bigger impact for people going through the toughest times of their life. 3 When it comes to people dealing with an illness -- music can really help them in a way that medicine sometimes can't. And that's why an organization right here in Jacksonville is working with students from the University of North Florida to bring healing through music. 3 00-1018-2354-103121-129 nats With a trumpet in hand, Diane Reyes gets ready to play for some of her most admiring fans.She's brought smiles to places like Baptist Hospital for about two years. "It's different each time. New people, new environment. I always feel a little nervous but then I remind myself it's not about me, it's about this experience and that makes me feel better." She's part of a group of U-N-F students who are working with Body and Soul -- a non-profit organization that brings music and the arts to patients in local hospitals and care centers.Body and Soul has more than 50 musicians who perform in about 950 events each year.It doesn't take long before patients start tapping their feet, clapping their hands and even singing along -- and the hospital staff starts to see the room light up."You can see them maybe starting to lip the words to the song and eventually be able to pick up the rhythym and the energy in the room that other people might be having. And it reinforces to them that there's hope for them, that they too can feel better" Randy Tinnin is the chair of the U-N-F music program. He says music isn't just a form of entertainment -- it can be used as a form of service. And he's proud of the impact his students are making in the community."It sort of hints at the power of music and healing. We're only just beginning to understand it. It seems to have this ability Patients love hearing the old standards, and gospel songs -- and Diane is used to getting plenty of requests."Once in a while they'll ask for something specific like Margaritaville.If I know it then I'll try and play it." She's going to grad school in the fall -- but she hopes to bring more harmony and healing to these patients for years to come.Nats If you'd like more information about Body and Soul -- whether it's volunteering or just donating to the organization -- you can find more about them online. We're putting a link to their website on News 4 Jax dot com -- just look for this story on the Morning Show page.