About The Therapists

Jaime Lawrence, MT-BC

Jaime LawrenceJaime Lawrence, MT-BC has been a musician her entire life.  She grew up singing in a local church choir, has played the flute for over 25 years, and in her adult life found a love of performing musical theatre and singing in bands. The days of jazz band performances and musical theatre are temporarily on hold though, as Jaime is also the mother of two young children who keep her busy! She and her husband have regular jam sessions with the two little ones – sometimes at the dinner table – so live music is still running wild!

Jaime received her Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy from Michigan State University. She completed her music therapy internship at the Center for Discovery in Harris, NY. This internship provided extensive training in creative and improvisational music therapy techniques.

She is nationally certified through the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Jaime opened Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services (HGMTS) in June 2006, when she returned to Jackson. She wanted to give back to the community she grew up in, believing that music therapy and early childhood music have a place in her hometown.

HGMTS has been providing music therapy and early childhood music (Harmony Garden Sprouts) in Jackson ever since. “I hope to always think ahead, to educate Jackson on the benefits of music therapy, and to provide the best quality music services to the families here.”

Jaime has a very wide range of experience working in a variety of settings. As a music therapist, she works with children as young as 3 months old, as well as adults in Hospice and palliative care for those who are 70-100 years old. Her clientele is just as diverse as the ages she serves. Jaime has extensive experience and loves working in early childhood. She provides music therapy for preschools, playgroups, early on, great start, and for families who join the Harmony Garden Sprouts classes at HGMTS. Jaime works with individuals of all ages with special needs (autism, down syndrome, cognitive impairments), traumatic brain injury, mental illness, substance abuse, memory care needs (Alzheimers, dementia), and individuals who are in hospice.

Jaime enjoys working hard to help families in Jackson gain access to music services and is always trying to find a new way to educate and promote music therapy. In January 2016, Jaime joined the board of directors for David’s Promise, a ministry of Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County, that seeks to provide an inclusive atmosphere where people with and without special needs grow in faith, make friends, serve our community and share life with one another. In September 2017, Jaime joined the Jackson Jr. Welfare League and looks forward to even more opportunities to give back to Jackson.

To top this all off, for the past 15 years and counting, Jaime has helped to organize, run, and provide music therapy support for the Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp in East Lansing, MI. Then took this camp model, and started the New Song Music Therapy Camp with Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County in the summer of 2017. This camp will be an annual event.

Read a spotlight on Jaime at Mlive.com

 


Masina Rose, MT-BC

Masina Rose
Masina Rose, MT-BC grew up in West Branch, Michigan, where her love of all things musical was cultivated. She began piano lessons when she was six years old and picked up the guitar and the French horn when she was eleven.

Masina attended Alma College for her undergraduate degree. She studied both the piano and French horn and was a member of the jazz band, orchestra, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, percussion ensemble, concert band, and the Kiltie Marching Band, of which she was drum major for three years.

After completing her B.A. in Music, Masina went on to attend Western Michigan University for a Master’s of Music in Music Therapy, where she is currently finishing up her Master’s Thesis. During her time at Western Michigan University, Masina had the opportunity to work in many music therapy settings including hospice, special education, speech rehabilitation, and many more.

Masina’s music therapy internship was completed at Bronson Methodist Hospital where she gained experience on many units including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, Adult Medical Care Unit, Extended Medical Care Unit, General Surgical Unit, Cardiac Surgery Unit, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Antepartum, Neurovascular Unit, Trauma Care Unit, and Stepdown Nursery.

Masina is a competent music therapist and  brings energy and excitement to HGMTS! I can’t wait for you to meet her!

 


Jennifer Fromius, MT-BC

Jennifer FromiusJennifer Fromius, MT-BC, is thrilled to be a part of the Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services team!  She began singing at a very young age and always knew that music would play an important role in her life and the lives of others.  Before becoming a board-certified music therapist, she earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University Long Beach and worked as a professional musician in southern California for 10 years, singing with a number of chorales, opera choruses, musical theater troupes, church choirs, jazz combos, and taught voice lessons to high school students.  She has also worked with organizations to actively provide music enrichment and educational outreach programs to school-aged children.

Jennifer recently completed her clinical internship at Spectrum Health NeuroRehab Services in Grand Rapids, providing music therapy for adult individuals with brain injuries in residential, nursing, and long-term care settings, as well as for adults in oncology, palliative care, and hospice settings through Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavillion and Butterworth Hospital. Her other clinical experiences include working with children and adults with special needs, children who have experienced crisis/trauma, and adults with dementia/Alzheimers in memory care facilities.  Music therapy research and the effects of music on the brain have always fascinated her, and she looks forward to learning more as she continues to work on her master’s degree in music therapy at Western Michigan University.

Jennifer has been enjoying her time back in Michigan where she is currently singing with an early music chorale and teaching voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, and flute lessons to young students.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, yoga, relaxing at the lake, and making music whenever possible.