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Music Therapy Intern Abby Roseland

Abby Roseland

Music Therapy Intern

Experience

Abby Roseland joined the NeuroRhythm team as a Music Therapy Intern in June 2018. She has worked with children with speech delays, older adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia, an individual with optic nerve hypoplasia, and in a pediatric and adolescent outpatient clinic. Abby worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in which she helped older adults with activities of daily living. She also worked as a nanny and babysitter with various aged children. She loves working with people of all ages. 

Areas of Interest

Abby is interested in working with children and adults with developmental disabilities, including those with autism spectrum disorder as well as delays in motor, speech/language, cognitive, emotional needs, and more. She is interested in joining an already established music therapy private practice and maybe one day creating her own. Her musical interests and expertise lies in her voice, as she studied voice for four years in her undergraduate program. She also plays piano and guitar.

Why I Want to Become a Music Therapist

Abby learned about music therapy when she was a sophomore in college. She originally majored in nursing and knew she wanted to help people, but once she researched more about music therapy, she knew that was what she wanted to pursue. Abby has always loved music and has had a passion to help people all her life. She is driven to be a music therapist because she believes her personal and musical skills were given to her to help others in any way they need.

Education

Abby graduated with a Bachelor Arts in Music degree with a voice emphasis at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2016. She then went on to the University of Kansas to pursue her Master’s Equivalency in Music Therapy degree. Upon completion of her music therapy internship at NeuroRhythm, she plans to take the board exam from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) in January of 2019 to earn her certification as a Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC). She then will complete her Master’s thesis to earn her Master’s degree in Music Therapy in May of 2019.

Abby Roseland

Music Therapy Intern