Music therapy profile: Kim Arter
We continue to celebrate Music Therapy Week by focusing on music therapist Kim Arter.
How long have you worked at Children’s?
Why did you decide to go into music therapy?
I started as a nursing major in college, but I was still involved in choir and voice lessons, as music is such a big part of my life. I wanted to find a music profession combined with a helping profession. After discovering music therapy, I took an orientation class and was hooked. I knew it was the right fit for me.
What’s your favorite instrument?
Voice. I love to sing and hear others sing!
How do you spend your time outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially outside when the weather is nice. I also enjoy baking and catching up on scrapbooking.
What’s one interesting fact about you?
I memorize songs quickly, and they stay in my memory for a long time. I can still sing most songs from my elementary school music programs.