A Word from our TAG-Intern

Ever since I started interning here every day has been different...and tons of fun! Whether it be an individual session, a group session, or even just office work, the atmosphere at GCMT is so lively and welcoming that it is a joy to come by a couple times a week.
I originally went into the internship unsure as to whether music therapy would really be all that appealing to me, but man was I wrong! From an outside perspective music therapy may seem "questionable" or "too new to be trusted" but after seeing its effects close up, it's truly amazing. The changes that this therapy makes in people's lives is utterly groundbreaking. I've seen kids slowly learn to enunciate syllables and seniors remember all the words to songs they haven't heard in years. I've seen behind the scenes: the planning, the preparation, the consideration; and although I haven't been here long, I've heard many stories of vast improvement.
There is such a variety of situations that music therapy can be beneficial in. Be it early childhood development or helping to ease a learning disorder, music therapy can make an impact on just about anyone. It is because each and every one of us has a special connection with music, and it is through that connection that we can learn and discover and improve.
Out of all of the internships I have experienced, GCMT has been by far the most enjoyable. There has never been a dull moment and everyone here has respected me and my time and made me feel meaningful. Every day I walk in there is something new going on, and it is just such a fun place to be a part of.

 

Camille Watson

Jamie George

The George Center for Music Therapy, 12060 Etris Rd. Suite 200, Roswell, GA

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!