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Ruthlee Figlure Adler

Ruthlee Figlure Adler, American recreational therapist. Certified music therapist National Board Music Therapy.


  • Adler, Ruthlee Figlure was born on August 1, 1938 in St. Louis. Daughter of Albert Jacob and Eve (Brick) F.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, Indiana University, 1960.


    • Private practice, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1960. Music therapist Ivymount School, Rockville, 1975—2005. Music therapist, supervisor university/college music therapy students, since 1977.

      Music therapist, consultant, lecturer National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1977—1993. Presenter workshops Fragile X Associates, Durham, North Carolina, 1988-1990, Voice American, national and local radio shows, national, state, regional and local conferences, since 1976. Coordinator Very Special Arts Project Music Therapy Handicapped Children, Ivymount School, 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Certified music therapist National Board Music Therapy.


    • Author: Target on Music, 1982, second edition, 1988. Featured Public Broadcasting Service series Music and Healing, 1987-1988. Television special A Look at RMT, Ruthlee F. Adler, 1983.


    Board trustees Bethesda Academy Performing Arts, since 1988. Member American Orff Schuleverk Association, American Music Therapy Association (delegate 1975-1989, 93—, board directors since 2003), Music Educators National Conference(Music Educators National Conference), Music Teachers National Association, Council for Exceptional Children.


    • Married Larry Adler, October 1, 1960. Children: Laurie Kaye, Mark Allan, Joy Ellen.
    • father: Albert Jacob F.
    • mother: Eve (Brick) F.
    • spouse: Larry Adler
    • children: Laurie Kaye Adler
    • Mark Allan Adler
    • Joy Ellen Adler
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    Born August 1, 1938