Truth be told, I have wanted to be a music therapist for as long as I can remember. In my middle school and high school years, I did not know the exact job description of a music therapist but I did know that music always found a way to the places in my heart and mind that were beyond the reach of mere words. I graduated from Drew University with a B.A. in music and went on to Drexel University where I received my Masters in music therapy in 2001. As a music therapist, I have worked primarily with children with special needs using musical techniques in the therapeutic setting to address goals including social interaction, coping mechanisms, language development, emotional and creative expression, but most importantly sense of self.
I am a stay at home mom to three beautiful daughters and each in their own way inspire me each and everyday. It was through watching their successes and struggling with them through their challenges that the idea for Sing Out was realized. My hope is to provide parents with a tool they can use with their child everyday to facilitate speech development in a fun, success oriented manner. My goal is to continue to write and record songs for each set of sounds in our language that parents can utilize on a daily basis with their children. I am a true believer in the interdisciplinary approach, including music and the therapeutic word and its potential to bring about healing and change.