Lampeter-Strasburg grad finds ‘magic’ in music therapy

Leach Weigel is a MusicWorx intern graduating in 2017.

When Leah Weigel was 16, she visited her grandmother in the hospital.

Weigel’s grandmother suffered from dementia and no longer recognized her family members. During the visit, her head was down and she was drooling.

Weigel’s father suggested she play a song on the guitar for her grandmother. She chose “Amazing Grace.”

“When I started playing that song, she lifted her head up and she looked us right in the eyes and she started singing all the lyrics,” Weigel says. “That’s when I noticed that music; it felt like something magical was happening and it was. That was a beautiful moment of closure for us.”