Monday, July 20, 2015
Greetings from Thailand! My name is Haley Crane, and I will be a senior in the music therapy program at UMKC. I was introduced to the profession about five years ago, and continue to fall in love with the beautiful combination of music and helping people.
This program in particular is also a way to feed my hunger for adventure. I traveled to Italy in 2011 for a choir tour, which began my travel bug. I returned two and a half years later to see Austria, Germany, and different parts of Italy, and just over a year ago, I went to Jamaica with JAFSP to do volunteer music therapy work. When I found out about the Thailand trip, I knew I had to go—I couldn’t pass up the combination of music therapy and a new culture. I have already learned so much about myself, music therapy, and working with a different culture, and the journey isn’t over yet…