Faculty & Staff

Peggy Farlow, M.A.E., MT-BC

Continuing Lecturer

Music Therapy

  • Phone: (260) 481-6041
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 147
  • E-mail: farlowp@ipfw.edu

Peggy Farlow has been a continuing lecturer in music therapy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne since Fall 2008. She is a board certified music therapist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Education degree from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy degree from IPFW.

Since 2000, Farlow has been in private practice as the owner of Farlow Music Therapy Services in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has worked with children and adults with autism, developmental disabilities and physical and neurological disorders in both individual and group settings. Farlow has provided music therapy treatment in private homes, group homes, public schools, nursing homes, respite care centers and wellness centers. While teaching at IPFW, she also continues to work with a limited number of clients privately in the Fort Wayne area.

Farlow has given presentations at local, State, Regional and National conferences in the United States on music therapy related topics. Topics of her presentations have included:

  •  Music Therapy Techniques to Improve Communication Skills in Persons with Autism”
  • “Bridging the Communication Barrier: Techniques for Use with Non-Verbal Clients”
  • “Music and Movement Activities for Preschoolers With and Without Disabilities”
  • “Music Therapy and Behavior Goals”
  • “Reimbursement Survey Results for Music Therapists in Private Practice in Non-Psychiatric Settings”  
  • "Using Collaboration and Music Therapy Techniques to Teach Music and Communication Skills in Children with Disabilities"
  • “Assessing Functional Music Skills of Undergraduate Music Therapy Students”    

Farlow has given presentations at the following conferences:

  • National Autism Society of America (ASA) Conference
  • Expressive Therapies Summit (New York, NY)
  • Music Therapy Symposium: Emerging Trends in Research and Clinical Applications (Seattle, WA)
  • Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference (Washington, DC)
  • American Music Therapy (AMTA) National Conferences
  • Great Lakes Regional (GLR) Music Therapy Conferences
  • Indiana Association of Behavioral Consultants
  • Association of Indiana Music Therapy (AIMT)
  • Fort Wayne Early Childhood Alliance
  • eeeautismspectrum Parent Support Group, Fort Wayne        

Farlow is a member of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Association of Indiana Music Therapists (AIMT). When not working as a music therapist, she enjoys ballroom dancing, flying kites and cross-country skiing with her husband, Jay.

Peggy Farlow (MAE, MT - BC)