Alumni Interview: Veronica May, #61
Originally from Colorado,Veronica May, Intern #61, came to San Diego for internship and remains there today. Talented and enthusiastic are two words I would use to describe Veronica, both as a musician and a therapist. Thank you Veronica for the interview. You shared some great advice with us.
I work at Coast Music Therapy. I primarily work with ASD and DD.
Most certainly. It forced me out of my box and got me in contact with a lot of different populations. If you don’t know what field you want to focus on, you probably will when you leave MusicWorx.
Dr. Davis at Colorado State University (where I went to school) highly recommended Barbara. The location didn’t hurt 🙂
Working with a girl my age who had become paralyzed and cognitively impaired due to a rhinoplasty gone wrong … watching her meet small milestones along the way … hearing her sing for the first time after several visits. The whole situation made me feel so lucky and honored. I’m so glad I’m a music therapist.
The pace. Lugging instruments, high energy, on point go, go, go. It makes anything else you do after that a breeze 🙂 I did work with individuals who have autism and developmental disabilities at TERI Inc. during internship which was very helpful.
Keeping up with the work…however I enjoyed it. I’m pretty easy going so there weren’t many challenges with any of the other girls or with Barbara.
That NMT is not the only type of therapeutic approach out there. However, I do practice NMT in my work at Coast. I learned to use my heart more in the process of internship…I learned what a drum circle was!
Make sure to take care of yourself, and remind yourself to get the most out of the experience … no matter how exhausting. It’s only six months. Be mindful in your practice and use your resources. Above all, be good to Dr. Reuer 🙂