"...I watch children benefit each day from the therapeutic value of music and rhythm."


“Music therapy is a part of my student’s weekly programs here at Jacobs Ladder and I watch children benefit each day from the therapeutic value of music and rhythm. By incorporating music through out my students’ day I see many improvements such as: desire to interact with peers, higher comprehension and retention, release of muscle tension, decrease in anxiety, induced self stimulatory and aggressive/noncompliant behavior, improved eye contact and focus along with improvements in gross motor and academic skills. It’s beautiful seeing The George Center’s music therapists interact and connect with my students through the joy of music. A little girl once told me that she sings to make people happy; The George Center does just that by bringing smiles to faces along with warmth to the heart, all to the beat of music.”

- Katina Dunkerly

Instructor - Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center

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!