Biography

Betsey King, MMT, MT-BC is an Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. She is the co-owner of Prelude Music Therapy and the author of several articles and books on music therapy. She worked as a clinical music therapist for sixteen years in a variety of settings, primarily with people in physical rehabilitation and children with developmental disabilties, and was an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

In a bid for some kind of crazy award, she went back to school, going after a PhD in music therapy. 20 years after her last class, she rediscovered class schedules, assignments, and the cost of textbooks. Now she's combining her new job with the joys of finishing her dissertation.

Betsey is a native Midwesterner and is thrilled to be back in a place where there are four distinct seasons, rivers and lakes, and backyards without privacy fences. She can't go home again, as music therapists (or music therapy professors) do not make enough money to live in Winnetka, IL, but Rochester is making a nice substitute.

Betsey is a violinist, and studied with Dorothy DeLay at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She knows for a fact that playing in a fabulous chamber music ensemble can, at times, be better than sex.

The name of this blog comes from the lyrics to "Move On," by Stephen Sondheim.