Guest blogger!

Hi Sam’s Fans and Happy New Year!!

I want to introduce you to our new intern Samuel (pronounced Sam-well).  He is a student at Capital and will be sharing his experience and expertise through the blog for the next couple months while he works with us!  He will be helping with day to day Sam’s Fans stuff as well as getting to explore some actual music therapy sessions here and there.  We met when he contacted us after seeing the Today Show and after just one week it is easy to see that he is going to be a great asset to us and we hope we can help him along the way!  If you are lucky you may get to meet him at an event or two.  So, take it away Samuel!!

Hello Sam’s Fans!

My name is Samuel Gracida. I’m a student from Mexico studying at Capital University here in Columbus and I’m going to be Sam’s Fans intern for a few months! Music has been an important part of my life for a long time. I started playing guitar when I was about 12 years old and I haven’t stopped since! In 2012 I moved to China, where I spent two years and a half, before moving here to Columbus to study music. I’ve studied a wide variety of genres and I can play both electric and classical guitar. One thing that has been there all along as I moved around has been music. It has always been what home feels like to me. I’m in my senior year and though I haven’t officially studied music therapy, I want to study that moving forward and one day be able to serve people through my music. 

I will be helping Sam’s Fans in a lot of areas, but one of my goals is to be able to keep a blog in which I write about what music therapy is and how it works. I hope that through that blog you may see and understand how effective music can be in healing body, mind, and spirit!  Currently, while doing my internship and preparing for my next steps to become a music therapist, I will keep studying music.  I do think that performing and composing will remain a part of me all my life! 

I’m really excited to be part of this wonderful organization, especially since I want to become a music therapist myself. To know that there are people and organizations out there that support music therapy—though few in number—really gives me hope for what I want to do with my life. You’ll hear more from me soon, stay tuned!”

L. Samuel Gracida

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1 Comment

  1. Kathy McGlone on January 18, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Good luck, Samuel! Very nice introduction- I’m sure you’ll enjoy your internship with Sam’s Fans!!

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