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Eric Lund, Certified Neurologic Music Therapist

by on May 22, 2014
 

Eric Lund is a graduate of the University of Evansville. He completed his internship in his home state of Minnesota but returned to the Evansville area with his new bride, Kristen. Eric is a talented guitarist who also performs and teaches locally.

Eric Lund, Certified Neurologic Music Therapist

Eric Lund,
Certified Neurologic Music Therapist

Eric joined Integrative Music Therapy, LLC in August, 2008. In October 2011, Eric completed his Neurologic Music Therapy training, received his Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) certification, and was inducted into the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. His certifications include:
  • Senior Neurologic Music Therapist
  • Board-certified Music Therapist
  • Certified Neurologic Music Therapist
  • Registered Music Together Teacher

Eric works closely with Integrative Music Therapy, LLC owner and senior therapist Karyn (Casey) DePriest. He serves clients of all ages with developmental disabilities and other neurologic difficulties.

Eric completed the Music Together Teacher Training in August 2009, and began teaching in January 2010. First offered in 1987, Music Together is a research-based music and movement program that provides developmentally appropriate music-making activities for children ages birth through kindergarten.

Eric is now authorized to provide Music Together Within Therapy services; his Music Together families love his “silly quotient”!

To contact Eric Lund directly, you can email him at eric@inmusictherapy.com.

About Neurologic Music Therapy

Neurologic Music Therapy is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system.

Neurologic Music Therapy is research-based treatment utilizing techniques based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production, and the effects on non-musical brain and behavior functions.

Disorders that have effectively treated with Neurologic Music Therapy include:
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • MS, Muscular Dystrophy, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication

About the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy

The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, maintained at Colorado State University, was established in 2002 to advance the professional education and understanding of the scientific, evidence-based practice of Neurologic Music Therapy, and to facilitate the coordinated and cooperative efforts of NMTs throughout the world.

The International Training Program of the Academy is endorsed by the World Federation of Neurologic Rehabilitation (WFNR), by the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies (EFNS) and the International Society for Clinical Neuromusicology (CNM). Training is also approved by the U.S. Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) as advanced provider for Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits.

More information: Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy (opens in new window)

About The Association for the Indiana Music Therapy

In Indiana, there are three undergraduate music therapy programs and two graduate music therapy programs educating and training new music therapists to meet the increasing need for services.

The Association for Indiana Music Therapy, Inc. (AIMT) is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Organization that strives to:
  • Provide and encourage continuing education for AIMT members
  • Increase awareness of Music Therapy to the general public and related professionals in the state of Indiana
  • Increase access to quality music therapy services in the state of Indiana

More information: The Association for the Indiana Music Therapy (opens in new window)

About Music Together

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first and second graders, and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical; they can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.

Central to the Music Together approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life.

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