Sitting in front of her keyboard and springing into song, Karla’s passion for music is infectious.
Karla Wilson, a board certified Music Therapist, brings music therapy into the homes of clients all over. While she works with a range of clients, Karla has a passion for working with those living with dementia and at end of life.
As a board certified music therapist, Karla is well versed in both a wide span of music, but also having a keen sense of awareness of someone’s emotional, physical and communicative abilities in a given moment. After gathering information from the client and their family members or loved ones, Karla develops an initial plan of approach. Based on her client’s immediate presentation, Karla tailors her musical approach to that individual. For some, it’s encouraging movement through using instruments- maracas, shakers, and even getting creative- using spoons and spatulas! For others, it’s writing songs with the individual based on their needs and interests. And for even more, it’s using familiar tunes to create a connection, perhaps with someone who struggles to verbally communicate in other settings. Based on an individual’s reaction, Karla will adjust and tailor her approach.