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Music Therapy Intern Mark Lugo

Mark Lugo

Music Therapy Intern

Experience

Mark Lugo Joined the NeuroRhythm team in January 2021. During his studies at Sam Houston State University, he worked with a variety of populations including early development, special needs, hospice, and psychiatric care.

Interests

Mark's primary instrument is guitar. He taught himself how to play guitar at age 14 with a love of rock and metal music. During his undergraduate time, he studied classical guitar under Dr. Alejandro Montiel of the Texas Guitar Quartet for five years along with developing his skills on piano, voice, and percussion in music therapy sessions. Outside of his music therapy studies, he focuses on developing his skills on the guitar and has taken lessons from shred guitarist Rusty Cooley and his idol Mark Tremonti of Creed/Alter Bridge. He also loves to travel and has traveled to various countries such as Cuba, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.

Why I Want to Become a Music Therapist

When he was in high school, Mark discovered his joy for choir and performing music in a formal setting. Through his choir director and his older sister, he discovered the field of music therapy. Music therapy was the field in which Mark could follow his dreams to pursue music as a living while making a positive impact on people’s lives, and to find a unique way to integrate his love for rock and metal in the music therapy field.

Education

Mark completed his course work for a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Sam Houston State University in May 2019, completed his course work for a minor in psychology from Sam Houston State University in December 2019, and received an associate’s degree in music from Lone Star College in May 2017. He is currently completing his six month internship at NeuroRhythm Music Therapy Services. He looks forward to receiving his certification as a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-CB) from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).

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Mark Lugo

Music Therapy Intern