Music Therapy comes to music.4.life!
Having explored this career path all of my undergraduate years, it continues to inspire me. Throughout my many years as a Kindermusik educator, I have been touched by dozens of special needs children and their families, meeting heavy challenges and finding time to experience normalcy, joy and growth in making music.
Gillian is a neurologic music therapist with a Master of Science from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is passionate about educating the next generation of musicians and has taught piano and music theory for 12 years. As a music therapist, Gillian has worked with a variety of populations and different settings, including children with special needs and with adopted and permanently fostered children. She plays piano, percussion, guitar and ukulele, and will one day dust off her old violin (currently sitting in her parents’ attic!) Gillian is delighted to be a part of the Music.4.life team as she has seen how much the power of music can make a difference to people of all ages and from all walks of life.
As stated by the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy has been proven effective to
- Promote Wellness
- Manage Stress
- Alleviate Pain
- Express Feelings
- Enhance Memory
- Improve Communication
- Promote Physical Rehabilitation
Gillian will be available to us as a music therapist beginning in June. Sessions can be arranged on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. She is also a piano teacher and percussionist and offers unique adaptive lessons to allow success for all children!
Please let us know if you would like to consider this new opportunity for you or someone you love!