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Music Therapist Highlight: Lucy Schipper
By West Music Cedar Falls
2/29/2012 11:33:00 AM

Lucy is a 1999 graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelors degree in Music Therapy. She received certification in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007, maintains board certification, and is a member of both the American Music Therapy Association and the Iowa Chapter of Music Therapy.

Lucy has worked as a music therapist for West Music since November 2009, serving hospice patients and leading adapted piano lessons.  She has ten years of experience as a music therapist in the Cedar Valley, serving in nursing homes, hospitals, and facilities for children and adults with developmental disabilities.  She has supervised music therapy students from Wartburg College, University of Iowa, and other universities nationwide in both practicum and clinical internship programs.  She has additionally played viola in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and at her church, and taught private string lessons in the Cedar Falls area.

Lucy received the Leading Edge Care and Service Award in 2008 from the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA), for spearheading a music therapy assisted walking program. She also received recognition by Wellington's Who's Who Among Women in 2008. She speaks publicly on a regular basis about the benefits of music therapy.

Lucy was born and raised in Davenport, IA, and played viola in symphonies all over eastern Iowa and southwest Wisconsin in college.  She has been married since 2002 and keeps busy mothering four young boys at home.

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