We at The George Center would like to extend our condolences, prayers, and support to the family of David Symons. David was a fantastic music therapist who worked in the Atlanta area with the kind of bright attitude that would shine onto everyone surrounding him. Tragically, David passed away this Friday. To say he will be missed in the music therapy community would be a tremendous understatement. David's family has set up a fund to support the Fulton County Schools Music Therapy program where he worked. If you would like to make a donation, we encourage you to do so by mailing a check to The Music Therapy Association of Georgia, 2194 Ithica Drive Marietta, GA 30067, with "David Symons Music Therapy Fund" written in the memo line. The music therapy community mourns his loss, but we will forever remember his passion, dedication, and spirit.
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.
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