Lydia's instrumental strengths include:
Her core values are EMPATHY, SUPPORT, and COLLABORATION.
Lydia Baker is a licensed and nationally board-certified music therapist who joined the George Center team in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.
Lydia completed her internship with the Music Therapy Department of Fulton County School District where she worked with a large variety of populations and age groups including special needs pre-school groups, middle school North Metro emotional behavioral disorder classes, and 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. She coordinated all curriculum and programming for the Sunday services and mid-week respite for Thrive Special Needs Ministry in Woodstock.
Currently, Lydia works with a varied group of individual clients in our Roswell and Cumming locations. She also leads several groups in Forsyth County Schools, senior living facilities, and is an instructor for our Any Dream Will Do performing arts group.
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.