story by Mollie Bryant
Chad Harmon, 24, started playing the tuba as a sixth grader, and his interest in music led him to pick up six other instruments while he was growing up and eventually make All State Band. Since graduating high school, however, his interest in music transitioned from performing, and Harmon is now in his senior year studying music therapy at Texas Women’s University.
As part of his program, he just started a six month internship with Create-a-Beat, a local after school program that offers music, theater and art classes.
“This internship is definitely one of the best in Texas, because I am getting to work with over 50 individual clients (with) a big range of disorders, maybe emotional disabilities, developmental (disabilities), mental retardation, Asperger’s, Alzheimer’s,” said Harmon. “It’s just really beneficial and rewarding getting to work with so many different people, and with other internships, you don’t get the opportunity to do that.”
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