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As a Neurologic Music Therapist, I create individualized and effective treatment approaches to engage clients at any level of functioning to participate in music therapy. Increased participation maintains or improves their current abilities and fosters meaningful relationships with care partners while maximizing their quality of life. Fanfare Music Therapy also provides education opportunities for the community, healthcare organizations, support groups and care partners.

Who benefits from music therapy?

Healthy senior adults, adults living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases, end of life care and even caregivers!

Music is life itself – Louis Armstrong

Facility Based Music Therapy Services

Both group and individual music therapy sessions are offered at senior living communities such as independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities and other senior adult organizations. Sessions are designed to meet the needs and interests of each participant in order for everyone to participate at their own level.

Individual Music Therapy Services

Private music therapy sessions are designed to meet the needs of your loved one still living at home. Individually personalized goals are achieved by engaging together with song, movement and playing instruments. The care partner also has an opportunity to participate in music therapy with their loved one providing positive connections during a challenging time of life.


Neurologic Music Therapy

Neurologic Music Therapy is a set of standardized evidenced-based techniques that address cognitive processes, motor function, communication and the psychosocial domain. Elements of music, such as rhythm, melody, dynamics, and tempo are employed to create therapeutic exercises that stimulate the brain. By activating the whole brain with music, new neural pathways are created to optimize function and increase functionality. These techniques are implemented in each music therapy experience.

Sheet Music and Guitar




Improve or maintain memory or focus



Regulate gait and improve overall motor function


Enhance Communication

Slows decline of speech skills and helps to

regulate speech



Making music improves mood and reduces pain


Improve Relationships

Making music together provides opportunity for

positive social interactions and making new friends



Reduces agitation, tension and stress


Connect to Memories

Songs take us back to special times in our lives



Honoring difficult feelings; music making promotes the expression of feelings nonverbally


Outlet for Creativity

Opportunity to play familiar or new instruments



To engage in physical activity, rehabilitation or socialization

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