MUSIC THERAPISTS

LEARN MORE BELOW!

INSTRUMENTS IN LINDA'S CAR. LOL!

INSTRUMENTS THAT BRIDGET PLAYS OUTSIDE OF WORK....FLUTE, PIANO & GUITAR!

GUITAR STRINGS REPLACED THIS YEAR

SONGS IN iTUNES CATALOGUE

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EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

In order to become a board certified music therapist, you must attend an accredited college or university; complete a 1000 hour internship and pass a board certification exam.

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What We Do....

Board Certified Music Therapists use prescribed elements of music to help people achieve non-musical goals. For example, we may use a specific chord progression in order to encourage a client to verbalize a word or use a strumming pattern on the guitar in order to support a certain type of movement.

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WHAT'S A CMTE?

Music therapists are required to take 100 CMTE's (Continuing Music Therapy Education) hours per 5 year cycle. If they don't, they're required to retake the board certification exam...which is very difficult!!

MUSIC THERAPISTS

LINDA JEDRZEJEK, MT-BC

Owner, Music Therapist Board Certified

AMANDA DUFFY, M.A., MT-BC

Music Therapist-Board Certified

Caitlin Edwards, B.M., MT-BC

Music Therapist Board Certified

BRIDGET KULIK, M.A., MT-BC, NMT FELLOW

Music Therapist-Board Certified, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow

Linda is a board-certified music therapist, neurologic music therapist and owner of RhythmWORKS Music Therapy. For the past fifteen years, she has been developing therapeutic music programs for various school districts throughout the Dupage county area.  She has worked with children, teens, adults and senior citizens with various diagnoses.  These include, but are not limited to developmental disabilities, behavioral/emotional disorders, and dementia.  

She earned her music therapy equivalency at Alverno College in Milwaukee and completed an internship at Giant Steps Illinois, a non-public school for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She was also certified as a neurologic music therapist through the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.  Linda is a member of the Illinois Association of Music Therapy and the American Music Therapy Association.

Amanda is a board-certified music therapist working in the western Chicago suburbs.  She received her education from Illinois State University and has experience working with children, teens, adults and senior citizens with various diagnoses.  These include, but are not limited to, behavioral/emotional disorders and developmental disabilities.  She has also participated in years of crisis prevention intervention training.  Amanda has presented on music therapy advocacy many times within the state of Illinois and was the recipient of the Marjorie Reeves Scholarship, awarded to an individual who demonstrates a strong interest in research as it relates to music in the lives of individuals with disabilities.  In addition to her music therapy work, Amanda teaches individual saxophone lessons to school-aged children.

Caitlin is a board certified music therapist working in the Western Chicago suburbs. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy at Western Illinois University. She finished her internship at Anixter Center in Chicago, IL working with teens and adults with disabilities. She has experience working with adults, older adults, and adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders, substance abuse, TBI, and dementia. She also has experience working with children, teens, and adults with Autism and developmental disabilities. Caitlin also does music therapy sessions at senior assisted living facilities. In addition to her music therapy work, she also taught guitar lessons and plays violin in various pit orchestra musicals at North Central College. She is a member of the Illinois Association of Music Therapy and the American Music Therapy Association.

Bridget Kulik, M.A., MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow, is a board-certified Neurologic Music Therapist working in the western Chicago suburbs.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and her master’s degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She has experience working with children of all ages with a wide range of diagnoses including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome, and multi-needs in school-based setting.  In addition to her music therapy work, Bridget also teaches individual adaptive piano lessons.  She has presented at numerous state, regional, and national music therapy conferences. She is a member of the Illinois Association of Music Therapy and the American Music Therapy Association.

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