Creative Art and Music Therapies at Dubuque’s Centrally Rooted

by Connie Cherba

Centrally Rooted, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located at 2230 Central Ave. in Dubuque, is more than just a music and art school. Founded by Callie FitzGerald, Centrally Rooted has a strong mission statement that emphasizes supporting the development of positive brain health in creative ways, seeking “an opportunity to build resilience during formative growth years to serve as inner pillars to lean on as we move through challenges of life to come, supporting the families of our community that will provide benefit to all.” The organization serves as a center for developing mental health through creative expression with a variety of programming including private and group music lessons, music therapy, art lessons, yoga, and more.

“We opened in 2021,” said Callie, a Cascade native who holds degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance, and has been certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist.

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