Carolyn is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, teacher, and musician living in Annapolis, MD. She holds a Master of Music degree in flute performance from Catholic University and has been active as a vocalist and flutist with both small and large performing ensembles. As a music therapist, she has clinical experience with a wide range of emotional, cognitive, and physical conditions, and serves children, adolescents, and adults who are on the autism spectrum, those with physical/developmental delays, and those at end-of-life. She is a frequent presenter on music and the expressive arts as integral experiences for living a fully balanced life. In the areas of music therapy outreach, she has been involved in both community and international venues, including the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Music Heals initiative, The Musical Autist, World Music Therapy Congresses, and the 2012 mission to India with Resounding Joy. Music’s influence in healing is a continual study of hers.
It seems that music has always been at the center of my life. It has been and continues to be a path that opens new relationships, new experiences, and new insights. I am not a spectator of music, nor do I view music as entertainment. For me, music conveys a meaning that is beyond words. It has the potential to profoundly touch the heart and soul.
Learning is found in all areas of my life, however, two visionaries have influenced my on-going studies in healing and music: One is music therapist Helen Bonny who led me into explorations of consciousness and the importance of beauty and creativity in the healing process. Knowing her and being involved in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music continues to expand my view of life as a performer, as a listener, and as a therapist. The other is Wanda Lassiter-Lundy, founder of Rays of Healing Church. Her guidance contributes to the application of all kinds of healing energies in the service of the highest good. Together, these healing arts have combined to enhance every aspect of life.