Music Therapy News: Please Help us Welcome Lisa Ziemelis, MT-BC, NMT to the Absenger Cancer Education Foundation!
I was raised in Muskegon, MI, and from an early age was strongly influenced by music. Each of my family members either played an instrument or sang, and it wasn’t long before I was begging to be allowed to take piano lessons like my older siblings. Finally, at the age of seven, my parents conceded, and thus began my music career.
I took piano and clarinet lessons through elementary and high school. I always enjoyed playing, but never seriously thought about continuing my music career past high school. It wasn’t until I arrived at college and was faced with the daunting task of choosing a major that I decided to stay with what was comfortable and continue my music studies.