Music Therapy Graduates
B.S. Music Therapy, '06
The program and the faculty are the reason I attended SMWC. I felt an immediate connection to the faculty. They truly care about each student which was evident upon my arrival at SMWC. I was, and still am, extremely impressed by the personal supervision and extra time Ms. Boyle and Ms. Richardson provide. They work with students as individuals. I never expected the support that I still receive from the SMWC music therapy faculty. Though I have been out of the program for over a year I still feel a connection with the faculty.
B.S. Music Therapy, '04
I think my training at the Woods was excellent. When interacting with others my own age, at conferences and at my internship, I always felt like I was able to uphold my end of the conversation (re: MT). I feel that the Woods gave me a good perspective on Music Therapy in general and the confidence to be a good Music Therapist.
One advantage of going to school at the Woods was supervision (Group and Individual); it was the most helpful class I had while at the Woods. This class was most helpful with developing professional and clinical skills. I enjoyed hearing about everyone's field...it was nice, in the beginning of my coursework, to receive advice and then at the end, to give advice. I think, for me, individual supervision was my most valued hour of the week. I really enjoyed being able to ask question after question about music therapy philosophy, practice, etc., and just interact with a professional.
Going to the Woods for Music Therapy was another one of those best decisions of my life. I really value the education and experience that I gained from the MT Program and the lifelong friends I made during that time.
B.S. Music Therapy, '06
During my internship, the director said she wished she could have more SMWC students like me because she felt I was very well prepared both clinically and musically.
Field class and supervision were the most important aspects of my music therapy education. I learned invaluable knowledge that I could not have received in other classes. The 1:1 help during weekly supervision also gave me the individual guidance that was so important.
My overall experience in the MT program was wonderful!!
B.S. Music Therapy '05
Important skills that I gained include documentation and writing skills, as well as the variety and number of practicum experiences completed during my coursework. Getting the variety of hands on experience both in and out of the classroom gives you an edge when looking for an internship or job.
I attended SMWC for its small size and the small music therapy program. I knew I would get 1:1 attention if I needed it and felt like I could get involved and make a difference.
The 1:1 meetings allowed more personal issues or concerns to be discussed while the field class was great for idea sharing. Field class is a great setting for the younger students to learn from the upperclassmen.
I loved my music therapy training at The Woods because of it's small size. In the music area, my core classes were also great because of their size. The teachers were readily available for questions and encouraged our growth as people.