The letter below from a student at Laurier University in Waterloo really says everything that Harmonize For Speech is about. Please feel free to comment.

My name is Kiersten Hendley. I decided to choose Laurier for my post graduate studies for the Master of Music Therapy program for a few reasons. Firstly, the program seemed to take on similar philosophies I wanted to embody in my clinical work. Also the professors are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable; and I really liked the small campus. In my spare time I enjoy teaching music to beginner musicians.

My experiences at Laurier
I am a second year standing in the Master of Music Therapy program. I am really happy I chose to come back for my post graduate work at Laurier. The Internship work has by far been the most challenging yet rewarding. I have met some really wonderful people in my program. It will be bittersweet to graduate in October; 2 years has gone by too quickly.

My future plans
I hope to continue the research I began at Laurier. I am planning to work hard so I can publish my research and attend conferences to bring awareness/validity of music therapy within healthcare disciplines. Upon graduation I hope to be working full time as a music therapist and psychotherapist with mental health.

Thank you!
Thank you to the Board of Trustees for the Harmonize For Speech Fund for awarding me with the “Harmonize For Speech” Master of Music Therapy Scholarship. It is a great honour to be recognized and supported. I am very grateful for receiving this award as it has given me the confidence to proudly continue my clinical and academic work. The funds will help relieve some financial burden in my last year of study. I am truly appreciative of this scholarship. Your contribution has made a real difference to me. Thank you.