Music therapy increases in Albia, Iowa

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT
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ALBIA, Iowa (KYOU) - Music can be used as an advertisement or a form of entertainment, but did you know it can be therapeutic as well?

With last year’s hit of the pandemic, a lot of individuals were left feeling isolated.

Now that more people getting vaccinated and things are opening back up, Morgan Henderson, who is a Board Certified Music Therapist, says she has seen an increase in calls for her services.

“Just in the past month I’ve received several phone calls and have gotten three or four new contracts, so I think people are ready to have music therapists and entertainers come back.”

Based in Albia, Henderson says she has run her business for 10 years.

She says covid caused her to adopt new ways and services to her business.

“With covid and not being able to do my normal things, I had to branch out and think of new ideas and I’m glad I did because they’ve been really well received.”

Those changes consisted of switching from in-person sessions to virtual and recorded lessons.

Henderson primarily works with older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, those in assisted living, and students in special education.

She says she loves using music to move people to their full potential and that for her seeing them succeed is the greatest feeling.

If you’re interested in learning more about Henderson’s services visit her Facebook page or her website

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