Today's Therapist Spotlight features Katie LoBosco. Katie joined Keys for Success in February. Katie is a talented songwriter and musician and her passion for music and helping others shines through in her work each day.
Where did you go to school?
University of Dayton…. GO FLYERS!!
Crystal Lake, IL
Why did you go into Music Therapy?
I have always wanted to work in a helping profession and have always had an ever-growing passion for music; when I found out I could put the two together, I was so excited! Shout out to Google for helping me stumble upon music therapy one day during high school.
Favorite music-related quote?
“To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.”
– Ludwig van Beethoven
What is your favorite part of being a music therapist?
I find it an honor to work with someone as they are on their journey to enhancing their quality of life. I love being present with my clients and their loved ones in both their highs and their lows. Of course, my favorite is to witness and share in their joys as they accomplish something important to them or make progress towards their goals, big and small.
Advice for a high school student interested in this career?
Learn all about it (musictherapy.org is a great resource)! Get in touch with your local music therapists to shadow them and ask questions. Work on your musical skills and start getting comfortable performing in front of people. Look into the different populations a music therapist can work in and start volunteering with the population(s) you are most interested in. You don’t need to wait until you’re in college or the workforce to start getting involved.
Favorite movie- Les Misérables- I must admit that I was reluctantly dragged to the theaters to see this, but it quickly became my favorite. I think the music is so powerful- I LOVE how it illuminates and maintains each character’s uniqueness and reveals elements that were never explicitly said. The music, storyline, camera angles… it all is so authentic and a lot to take away.
Favorite song- Such a hard question, but the first one to pop in my head is, “Sing for the Wind” by Roo Panes
Favorite accessory percussion instrument? Frame drum