Lydia Baker is a licensed professional and board certified music therapist who has joined The George Center summer of 2018. She received her degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC and completed her internship with the Music Therapy Department of Fulton County School District. Even though she could sing from the time she first started talking and the first instrument she studied was flute, she quickly added piano, guitar, and ukulele to her "bag of tricks".
During her internship, Lydia enjoyed working with a large variety of populations and age groups in Fulton County School District. From special needs pre-school groups to middle school North Metro emotional behavioral disorder classes to mild/moderate intellectual disability high school groups, Lydia found her niche in the structure and opportunity for creativity that the school environment provides. Before entering the professional field, she pursued her passion for serving exceptional individuals in the Church and worked at Thrive Special Needs Ministry at a local Woodstock church where she coordinated all curriculum and programming for their Sunday services and mid-week respite. Lydia is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and loves attending conferences to learn more about the vast elements of the profession.
South Carolina born and bred, Lydia wears her Clemson orange proudly on Saturdays. In her free time, she likes to explore the metro Atlanta area through coffee shop hopping and strolling in downtown areas.