"I care deeply for others and feel blessed to have the ability, skill, creativity and heart to impact their lives through music..
I believe that music can profoundly impact the entire spectrum of someone's life, from beginning to end.
I believe that music therapy touches lives as no other therapy can because of the intrinsic power of the music itself."
Music Therapy at Home
Karla Mramor, Owner
MUSIC THERAPY AT HOME
I was blessed to be raised by parents who first discovered, then nurtured my musical development in every way possible and in all genres of music, from a very young age. It began with organ lessons at age 6. I listened to records all the time, though "singing along to records" would be a more accurate description! I loved singing!!
In elementary school, music became the primary focus of my free time and play. From choreographing and performed roller skating "shows" in our garage, to creating routines for my backyard baton twirling in preparation for competitions, to enlisting neighborhood friends to join me on the front stoop for varying renditions of "So Long Farewell," it was music, music, music! Did I mention there was lots of singing??? My regular weekly routine involved going to rehearsals for church choir, the Singing Angels of Cleveland, OH and the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus.
By age 11, playing clarinet was added to the mix. At age 13, my strong desire to learn piano led to a switch from organ lessons to piano. The day my father took me shopping for my Yamaha piano was one of the happiest of my young life. High school brought musical theater into the picture, and you guessed it, more singing!
Karla, the Music Therapist
Owner and Music Therapist, Karla Wilson, MT-BC (formerly Mramor), is a board certified music therapist with over 30 years clinical experience. Her experience includes working in hospice settings, nursing and assisted living facilities, school and day programs for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and traumatized children with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults in a hospital psychiatric unit. As a leader in healthcare, Karla has supervised teams of music, art, dance, massage and Reiki therapists. Working collaboratively with physicians, nurses, psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers, teachers, speech, occupational and physical therapists in various settings, Karla knows firsthand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to meeting clients' needs.
Over the years, Karla successfully obtained funding for and administered several grants for music therapy research and program development in Ohio and Florida. One of these grants was designated for the creation of a DVD series to enhance the experience of hospice patients and their caregivers, through education, relaxation techniques, guided imagery and improvised music.
About Music Therapy at Home
Starting my company, Music Therapy at Home fulfills a big dream for me. Traditionally, music therapy is delivered through an agency or a private practice where clients come to the agency or therapist’s office. In some cases, therapists travel to the client’s home. In recent years, I grew more aware of the individuals out there who can't access music therapy services, either because they're unable to leave their homes or there aren't music therapists in their community to come to them. In a field where we music therapists do everything possible within our music therapy sessions to make things as accessible for our clients, perhaps we'd come up a little short when it came to making the services themselves accessible to all who could benefit. Given the technology available today, surely something could be done to change this. It was in another one of my "aha" moments that Music Therapy at Home was born!
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
- Victor Hugo