Helping her patients heal with music

Amy Andrews is a former MusicWorx intern.

The career path Amy Andrews originally headed down was in occupational therapy — until she learned about music therapy. This type of therapy uses music to help patients with physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs by singing, listening to, moving to or creating music.

“From the moment I learned about the field (of music therapy), it was my top pick in career paths. Since then, it has been a great pleasure to be a music therapist and I have incorporated another passion, expressive arts therapy,” says Andrews, a board-certified music therapist with Sharp HealthCare as part of its Arts for Healing program. “Witnessing the power of the arts on a daily basis further fuels my commitment.”