Music Therapy Advocacy Music Video

January is Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Month!  Check out the promotions page to read all the great participating blogs, and check out all our posts so far!

Now, what kind of music therapists would we be if we didn't sing you a song about music therapy and advocacy?  Bad ones!  We're proud to present: "What Music Therapists Want You To Know," a piggyback song of "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, with the fabulous cover and video by Walk Off The Earth.

Enjoy, and please share!  Lyrics and FREE song download are below the video!

Now and then I think of those affected by music therapy

Like those with autism, Alzheimer's or pain

Parkinson's or TBI, cancer or drug rehab

When there's a need music therapy is there to heal

Music therapy addresses different goals

Physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs

Playing instruments and singing songs

Clients develop skills for life long

Progressive goals are tracked with measurable objectives


MT's are using music to work on clinical goals for people of all ages

It's so much more than singing songs, we're designing and implementing treatment plans

Educated, trained, board certified, 1200 hours of clinical contact

Using rhythm, rhyme, and melody, many who can't talk are often able to sing.

Our musical approach has support in evidence-based research

From childhood development to stroke rehabilitation

Music can rewire the brain, relax the body, reduce pain

There is much more our research shows

and everyday our knowledge of the brain and music grows and grows


MT's are using music to work on clinical goals for people of all ages

It's so much more than singing songs, we're designing and implementing treatment plans

Music therapy is functional, we meet goals while bringing joy and dignity to treatment

MT for procedural support, decreases pain, sedation, cost, anxiety.

Our modality is crazy motivational.

Jamie George


Jamie founded The George Center for Music Therapy, Inc. in 2010 in order to expand and increase access to quality music therapy programs in the metro Atlanta area. She is a licensed and nationally board-certified music therapist. Jamie holds additional certifications in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapy (NICU-MT).

Jamie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Music with a concentration in Music Therapy, from the University of Georgia. She completed her graduate research studying music therapy and its effects on children with sensory processing disorder. Jamie completed her internship working with exceptional children in the Fulton County Schools Music Therapy Department in metro Atlanta. Jamie specializes in autism and other neurologic conditions. In addition to teaching and treating, she actively consults with parents, therapists, allied health, and therapeutic and educational programs across the country.

Jamie serves on the Ethics Board for the American Music Therapy Association, and serves as Government Relations Co-Chair for the Southeastern Region of the AMTA. She serves as Reimbursement Chair for the Music Therapy Association of Georgia, having previously served as Treasurer for the organization from 2007 – 2012.  Jamie also serves on the Georgia state task forceand the Georgia Secretary of State appointed Music Therapy Advisory Committee.

Jamie is an accomplished vocalist, and comes to Atlanta after having performed for several years in New York City and Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Check out some of Jamie’s work over on the blog!