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About Shirley Friar
Degrees: BME, MM, MEd.
Experience in various educational, mental health, and spiritual environments with focus on musicianship skills and aptitude identification strengths and challenges through creative systematic study of the piano keyboard lessons, with vocal concepts presented. Board-Certified Clinician through the Certification Board of Music Therapists, Inc.
"One should learn to discern a book, but not necessarily by its COVER!" Proverbs 19: 20, 21; Proverbs 16:3; Proverbs 4:7, Jeremiah 29:11.
The above phrase is based on an on-going research-based interdisciplinary approach to educational models and concepts for learning utilizing music therapy as a base-line for discovery and self-actualization. All Ages! Area of geriatrics and mental challenges welcomed!
Levels: Preparatory, Level 1, Level 2Languages: EnglishGender: Female
Age Range: 0 - 100Available Time Slot: 09:00 - 17:00Others: none
Proprietorship, Systematic Music Therapy Healthcare Ministry (Oct, 2019 - Oct, 2020)Practical Theology (MJSP) department
Therapeutic Skill Accomplishments:
First Requirements: A " Written Agreement" and "Needs Assessment" are requirements for piano lessons, to be signed and completed at the first lesson.
1. Accomplishments are presented through expressive art of healing and wellness through healthcare needs and on-going wellness processes provided through piano lessons.
2. Social skills dynamics of fellowship and emotional health are presented in piano lessons.
3. Lessons are 1 hour.
4. Basic skills in piano keyboard playing, music theory, music history, piano technique, and piano repertoire are presented in lessons.
NOTE: An outline of what piano lessons entail are presented at the first piano lesson, including the first book to survey study needs.
Music Therapy (Aug, 2018 - Aug, 2028)Systematic Music Therapy Healthcare Ministry
Master of Music (Aug, 1975 - Jun, 1977)University of Miami
Granted Master of Music with emphasis in Music Therapy including a 6 -month internship at EllisvilleState School, Ellisville, Mississippi.
Music Education (Sep, 1971 - May, 1975)Jackson State University
Granted a Bachelor of Music Education Degree with emphasis in piano, vocal music. K-12 Certification in Vocal Music.
Master of Education (Aug, 2011 - Dec, 2016)University of Southern Mississippi
Granted Master of Education Degree - School of Education and Psychology
Emphasis: Special Education - Specialty Area Focus: Behavioral/Emotional Disability
Licenses: Emotional Disability K-12 (MS)
Mild/Moderate K-12 (MS)
Practical Theology (MJSP) (Jun, 2019 - May, 2021)The King's University Southlake Campus
In pursuit of Practical Theology Degree through Messianic Jewish Studies Program. Goal: To become a Certified Educator through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Educators, Inc.