Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.
The Marylhurst Music Therapy Student Organization will lead the annual Music Therapy Awareness workshop for children and adults at the Multnomah Arts Center on June 13, 2014.
Student music therapists will provide music, singing and instrument play for children ages 1 through 5 and their caregivers. These music therapy techniques are meant to foster development, independence, and social connection. The children will have an opportunity to make their own instruments with student music therapists providing child care.
There will also be opportunities for adults to learn about and experience music therapy with music therapists and music therapy students.
The event is free and open to the public. The Multnomah Arts Center Is located at 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland.
Participating students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Marylhurst University, where they learn to to harness the therapeutic effects of music in order to bring positive changes to peoples' lives.