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Lauren Booke

Lauren Booke

Visiting Assistant Professor

Music

“I am most excited to see how this program grows and develops. I am honored to be a part of the process that will shape it into a resource for the community and jumping off point for students' careers.” - What excites you most about being part of the Austin Peay community?

Master of Music Therapy, Augsburg University

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, Belmont University

Ms. Booke is the owner and founder of In Tune Music & Wellness, a private practice in Nashville, TN. Her private practice offers music therapy, adaptive lesson, and music lesson services to a wide range of populations including children with special needs, stroke rehabilitation, and Alzheimer’s/dementia. Ms. Booke has previously worked as an adjunct instructor and clinical supervisor at Belmont University. In that position, she supervised students in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient behavioral health, memory care, assisted living, refugee communities, and developmental disability centers. Her clinical work includes various settings around the greater Nashville area. She was the music therapist at Ascension St. Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital providing services on both inpatient units. Ms. Booke has also worked for the Music Cognition Lab at Vanderbilt University providing clinical services for various research projects. She was part of an interdisciplinary team that studies the effect of music on development in children with autism. Ms. Booke served as the music therapist at the Center for Courageous Kids, a summer camp providing services for kids with serious medical illness. She worked closely with staff to build the music therapy program during her two summers. Prior to starting her professional career, Ms. Booke completed an internship with Therabeat, Inc. working in an interdisciplinary clinic for children with special needs.

Needs of Early Career Music Therapists

  • Integrated Parent-Child Music Classes for Preschoolers with and without Autism: Parent Expectations and Experiences