Amy McQuinn, MM, MT-BC joined the NeuroRhythm team in August 2016, and has worked in various clinical settings with a wide range of individuals of all ages, including those with mental health challenges, dementia, and developmental disabilities.
Amy has worked with people of all ages with special needs. She also has an interest in mental health and wellness. Amy’s main instrument is clarinet, on which she has had 7 years of formal training. She has also had 4 years of classical piano training and 1 year of formal training on guitar. She has learned to play a variety of instruments on her own over the years, including saxophone, recorder, flute, violin, and ukulele.
Amy had a strong connection with music throughout her life, and she knew since childhood that it would always be her path. She learned piano on her own before taking formal lessons, joined church choirs, school bands, and learned any and every instrument she could get her hands on. After earning a degree in music, she thought about what the next step in her music journey might be. She discovered music therapy at this time, and when she realized that her love of music could be fused with the ability to help others, she jumped on the opportunity to become a music therapist.
Amy graduated in 2007 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She continued to Illinois State University, where she joined the Music Therapy program to earn a Master’s Equivalency in Music Therapy degree in 2012. She completed her clinical internship at the STAR Center in Jackson, TN, where she worked with people of all ages with disabilities. In January 2013, Amy earned her national certification as a Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC) from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). She obtained advanced training and a certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy in November 2016.
Music Therapist Board Certified
Neurologic Music Therapist