Music To Grow On became a National Roster Internship site in March of 2006, and since then 29 students have completed their internship requirements with the company. Students from all over the country have completed their internship requirements at Music To Grow On, including students from 12 states and 16 institutions.
Music To Grow On serves a vast variety of ages and diagnoses, from birth to end of life.
Some of these diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Down syndrome
- Cerebral palsy
- Speech delay
- Traumatic brain injury
- Developmental delays
- Intellectual disabilities
- Visual/hearing/orthopedic impairments
- Genetic disorders
- Seizure disorders
- Physical disorders
- Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Emotional disturbance
As a strictly mobile business, Music To Grow On provides services in individual’s homes, schools, offices, daycares, skilled nursing homes, or therapy centers. Music To Grow On currently employs eight Board-Certified Music Therapists, with one holding additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy. Having multiple therapists on staff allows for the intern to observe and learn from a myriad of different philosophies, methodologies, and styles of Music Therapy. You can learn more about our staff here.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my internship at Music To Grow On. I had applied with the company being my top pick, since they specialized in working with children with special needs. With this population being the one that I wanted to focus my professional career on, the amount of hands on experience I received was spectacular. I was able to work with four different therapists at the time, learning about different therapeutic approaches and receiving various types of feedback. I was given the opportunity to sit in on IEPs, run a triennial reassessment for a client, and run both one-on-one and group sessions for children with various levels of need. Music To Grow On provided such a great internship experience I couldn’t stay away. I’ve now been with the company for seven and a half years, and honestly love my job.” Amy (O’Dell) Murakami, former MTGO intern