ABOUT Meryl Lammers, MT-BC
Meryl Lammers is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who privately contracts with individuals, groups, and organizations with a variety of needs in the Greater Philadelphia Area. During her studies at SUNY New Paltz for Music Therapy, Meryl presented a research study at the National Music Therapy Conference in Atlanta, GA in 2002 on the Effectiveness of Drum Circles with friend and colleague Christine Laplante, LHMC. In 2004, she completed her Music Therapy degree and became Board Certified following the completion of an intensive 1200 hour internship through a local hospice company. Meryl became trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) at the Anderson Center for Autism, where she worked with over 130 children with Autism via music therapy. In 2007, she was recognized as a Reiki Master/Teacher (12th generation Usui Method), and currently offers Reiki on an individual basis. In her 11 years as a music therapist, Meryl has served thousands of clients with a spectrum of needs using music therapy, including hospice, children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sufferers of PTSD, dementia, and drug and alcohol addiction, and the general population through drum circles and group events. She has acted as a supervisor for music therapy practicum students from SUNY New Paltz and Immaculata University, has mentored colleagues, and continues to provide education and advocacy on music therapy to a variety of schools, hospitals, nursing homes, local government agencies, and other organizations. Her broad range of experience helps her to guide those she serves through the intentional use of music for their growth, healing, self-expression, and communication.
If you're interested in hearing her original music, please visit www.meryljoanlammers.com.