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Music Therapy Intern Emily Wood

Emily Wood

Music Therapy Intern

Experience

Emily Wood joined the NeuroRhythm team in April 2020. During her education at Utah State University, she has worked with a wide variety of populations ranging in age from 6-100 in settings including elementary schools, nursing homes, dementia care, and community music therapy. 

Interests

Emily’s primary instrument is voice. She was trained in western classical music and has learned to utilize guitar, piano, and voice in addition to percussion in music therapy sessions during her undergraduate training. She loves the way music and language are tied and can support and edify each other in neurological processes. She is especially interested in the neurological and psychological effects of music and she looks forward to making those aspects of music therapy a focus in her career. She would like to learn more about and implement some principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

Why I Want to Become a Music Therapist

Emily has always had music in her life, starting with dance and choir as a young girl, and then quickly moving on from that to musical theatre, which she participated in with a fervor for 10 years. When she wasn’t spending time harmonizing with her friends, she was studying hard in school. As a dedicated student, she took AP Psychology in her senior year and fell in love with the workings of the brain. When she learned about music therapy while in high school, she knew the career would be the perfect blend of music and psychology. This led her to Utah State University where she was immediately immersed in the possibilities a career in music therapy brings. Emily loves using music to empower others, and that its versatility and adaptability make it an effective tool for growth.

Education

Emily completed her course work for her bachelor's degree in music therapy at Utah State University in May 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). Following that, she is excited to get into the field and establish herself in the professional world. 

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Emily Wood

Music Therapy Intern