Reid Edington joined the NeuroRhythm team as a Music Therapy Intern in June 2018. Previously to her time here, she has observed other music therapists in a medial psychiatric setting and special needs school setting. She has hands on work in a variety of settings and populations that include adolescents in a residential behavioral health facility (including those with obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders), memory care with older adults in an assisted living facility, oncology and hematology units at a children’s hospital, and a Down Syndrome achievement center.
Reid is very interested in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). She is thankful for the eclectic background she has experienced thus far, because she enjoys working with all ages and diagnoses. Her most rewarding experiences were working alongside children with Down Syndrome and older adults in memory care. She hopes to eventually open a private practice to treat those with a variety of diagnoses. Reid’s principal instrument is voice, which she has studied for eight years, and she enjoys incorporating percussion instruments, guitar and piano in her sessions.
Reid grew up in a musical family. Ever since she was little, she can remember her father taking her to nursing homes to sing to the residents. When thinking about careers, she realized that the magic she saw in the gift of music is something she wanted to give for the rest of her life. Reid loved the idea of using music to serve and heal those in need. She believes this type of therapy is beautiful, personal, and spiritual unlike any other form of healthcare, because it can touch everyone.
Reid completed her coursework for her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree at Belmont University in December of 2017. Upon completion of her internship at NeuroRhythm in December of 2018, she plans to take the board exam from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) to earn her certification as a Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC). She then plans to complete advanced training and a certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. In the future, Reid also desires to seek a dual masters in Counseling and Divinity to further diversify her scope of practice and enrich her education.
Music Therapy Intern