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Music Therapy Intern Jordan Elias

Jordan Elias

Music Therapy Intern 

Experience

As a student, Jordan has experience providing music therapy to diverse populations in early education, inpatient psychiatric, assisted living, and neurorehabilitation facilities. Before moving to Colorado, he was a music instructor for Boston community youth, and a Behavior Technician facilitating ABA programming for children and adolescents in the Boston area.

Areas of Interest

Jordan is interested in speech and language development, and the ways in which music and language are similar. He is also interested in music as a means for communication and expression. Jordan believes everyone has something unique to offer and that music can open doors to make that possible. Jordan's main instrument is guitar, on which he has studied for 14 years. 

Why Jordan Wants to Become a Music Therapist

Jordan was drawn to music early As he developed as a musician, he also became immersed in the question of why we have music. This pursuit led to learning about how music engages every part of the brain in a way no other stimulus can. Music can be a source of resilience, meaning, creativity, and connection. Jordan believes everyone has the right to the highest standards of care, and believes in working to make music therapy more accessible to those who need it.

Education

Jordan recently completed undergraduate coursework for a Bachelor's degree in music therapy at Berklee College of Music, and is excited to become a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) following completion of this internship. Jordan is planning to complete continuing education in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and pursue a Master's degree in music therapy.

 

Jordan Elias 

Music Therapy Intern