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Music Therapy Intern Ananya Samuel

Ananya Samuel

Music Therapy Intern

Experience

Ananya Ruth Samuel joined the NeuroRhythm team in July 2019. During her education at Berklee College of Music, she has worked with a wide variety of populations through 5 different practicums, ranging from children in early intervention, to adults in the dementia special care unit, to adults in mental health, and also researching and providing music therapy in a community music therapy setting. Most recently, she worked in the PICU and Bone-Marrow Transplant unit at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, MA. 

Interests

Ananya’s primary instrument is the voice. She was trained in Indian Classical and Western Classical Music, and loves singing during sessions. She also learned to utilize guitar, piano, and percussion in music therapy sessions through her undergrad training in music therapy. She loves the fact that music is a hard-wired brain language, and embraces this to help her clients achieve their goals through music. She also has a huge interest in Neurologic Music Therapy and Neuro-Cognitive Psychology. 

Why I Want to Become a Music Therapist

Ananya has always had a close connection with music through the culture she was brought up in. Growing up in India, music was an essential part of her life. On reaching the point where she had to make a decision on choosing a career to pursue, she was deeply in interested in music and psychology. She saw the effect music had on human emotions and social behavior through a very personal experience. The empowering tool that music is led her to apply to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. As a freshman, she discovered the profession of music therapy, and it seemed like the perfect answer for her search of the right career to pursue. She loves using music to empower people to achieve a variety of goals. 

Education

Ananya completed her course work for her bachelor's degree in music therapy at Berklee College of Music, MA in 2019, and is currently completing her six month internship at NeuroRhythm Music Therapy Services. She looks forward to receiving her national certification as a Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC) from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and completing the Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) training from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. Due to her deep interest in NMT and neurocognitive psychology, she is planning to apply for her graduate studies in the field of music and neuropsychology. 

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Ananya Samuel

Music Therapy Intern