Music Therapy

Education

Michelle has a degree in bachelor of science in music therapy with a focus on piano and voice. Additionally Michelle is Music Therapy Board Certified.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Most all of my performing is done for fun and in a volunteer nature. Some of these places are church, retirement homes, weddings and family talent shows, etc.. I have performed singing, piano, guitar, flute, and in various choirs and bell choirs.

I have taught music privately (voice and piano) for about 30 years. I have worked as a music therapist in two schools for the mild to severely mentally and physically challenged. I have Volunteered in conducting children and youth groups in singing and adult/youth bell choirs.

Music has been a major aspect of my life for 45+ years. I use It in many situations with which I am involved including swimming lessons and youth camp counselor. Music is both fun but also has a healing power and anything and everything I do incorporates music in one form or another.

At Levine

Michelle joined Levine’s Music Therapy program in February 2018.

One of Michelle’s favorite aspects of being on faculty at Levine is “Getting to work with a variety of new clients, being around other Music Therapists and learning more from others are my favorite thing about working for Levine music.”

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy is that music should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Because of this, I am a very relaxed teacher aiming to encourage the students to have fun with music so they can use this throughout their lives for themselves and others.

Personal

My favorite non music activities are spending time with my four children and husband and having game nights. I also love my two dogs and playing and cuddling with them. I love nature and being outside. Lastly, anything “artsy” is fun whether drawing, painting, ceramics or whatever is creative.