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West Music's Lindsay Askren, MT-BC, shares the power of music therapy
By West Music Company
7/1/2015 9:56:00 AM


QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – The message is in the music. Sometimes in ways you might not expect.

Lindsay Askren offers a hearty hello to a group of individuals with disabilities from the Arc of the Quad Cities area. Lindsay is a Board Certified Music Therapist from West Music.

Strumming on a guitar, singing, tapping her toes, or playing the drums, Lindsay uses music to motivate. Encouraging individuals to enhance their life skills by playing or touching the instruments.

The music therapy sessions are outlets for individuals to follow directions and develop alternative forms of expression!

Music therapy helps individuals develop their social, communication, and motor skills. Every day skills!

The music therapy program serves seventy individuals at The Arc. Lindsay personalizes several of the songs she sings. She believes music therapy is also a confidence booster.

Therapy. Enhancing the lives of individuals. Treating people with respect and dignity!




Tags: lindsay askren, music therapy, the arc, quad cities, fran riley feature, MT-BC
Categories: Music Therapy
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