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.