When people hear the term “music therapy,” the typical picture that comes to mind is using classical or new age music to reach a state of relaxation. That is just one of the common misconceptions Karina Hall, Board-Certified Music Therapist at The Parish School, addresses. During this episode, Karina explains what music therapy is, who could benefit from it, and ways music therapy can be used to support children in reaching their fine motor, social-emotional and communication goals.
Karina Hall, MM, MT-BC, NMT, earned her BA in Music from the University of St. Thomas and her Master’s of Music from Sam Houston State University. Karina has a rich background of working with various special needs groups and providing therapy through music. Before bringing her talents to The Parish School, she was the music therapy clinic director at Sam Houston State University. Outside of The Parish School, Karina works as a music therapist with Easter Seals of Greater Houston, a non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and other special needs. She also recently presented at the Health Museum of Houston with a lecture entitled, “Do Re Mi, ABC, 123, You and Me: Using Music in the Classroom.”
American Music Therapy Association: www.musictherapy.org
Certification Board for Music Therapists: www.cbmt.org
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