Did I ever mention here that I almost became a K-8 music teacher?
My first year at University of Miami I was a music ed major and thought for sure that was the direction I was heading.
That is, until I learned about music therapy.
My work study job was right next to the Music Therapy program director’s office. And every day at work I’d read the bulletin board, where he’d post articles and case studies about music therapy.
The more I read and the more I learned about music therapy, the more I was convinced this was the career for me.
In my sophomore year, I switched majors to music therapy and have never once looked back.
I love music therapy for so many reasons.
One of the main ones is that there is such a wide variety of ways to work in our field.
For me, each and every day is different, and I’m able to craft my schedule to include things I love to do, the clients I love to work with, and the areas where I feel strongest.
After a year and a half of juggling work and homeschooling, my girls are back to in-person school and I am busy, busy, busy working from home, wearing many (many) hats:
- Continuing with a full caseload of virtual music therapy sessions and lessons
- Running my business and managing therapists in South Florida
- Making connections and starting in-person sessions in my new hometown in South Central Pennsylvania (more on that soon!)
- Running my online business, offering creative resources, E-Books, and continuing ed E-Courses to music therapists and educators
- Supervising practicum students (one of my favorite things to do!)
- And, teaching Intro to Music Therapy online for University of Miami, my alma mater
I can truly say I’ve created a business and a life that I love.
I know I’m not the only one – what different hats do you wear as a music therapist? Leave a comment below to let us know!