As a keynote speaker, author, radio show host, recording artist, and licensed board-certified music therapist, I’ve worked with dozens of famous musicians like Metallica, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli and Natalie Cole. I’ve also worked with over 11,000 clients struggling with addiction, children in crisis, and everyday people. From non-profits and corporations to the military… do you know what they all have in common? Invariably, their greatest unrealized potential, is the ability to control their moods and empower their own success.
Have you ever noticed how some people experience one horrible tragedy after another in their lives, yet they are able to reclaim their happiness and live fulfilling lives in spite of those challenges? Or maybe you've noticed people who seem to be radiant, seemingly unaffected by troublesome moods?
My music medicine journey began over thirty years ago when my husband had back surgery. He was in so much pain and I felt powerless to help, so I recorded songs on my violin. He listened to them in the hospital, and his healthcare team was shocked when his nurse was able to replace his medication with those recordings. (So was I!) People were so skeptical back then. Now, however, music therapy is a well recognized and licensed medical profession.
I served my professional association as President of the Western Region Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association. My global healing work has been honored by the Academy of Country Music, Aflac, and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. I have presented for the International Women’s Forum “Music an Instrument for Change,” International Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, American Holistic Nurses Association, American Music Therapy Association, and TEDxUNLV to name a few.
Throughout the decades of my work I've learned that an inspired, masterful music performance can certainly have healing properties. But I wondered if you could expertly craft music listening experiences to positively impact people's health and well-being (physical and mental) on a daily basis. So, I began to marry my expertise as a professional musician with my training as a licensed board certified music therapist to research this idea. This resulted in the development of my Music 4 Life® Music Medicine system and Mood Sequence Formulas™.
I teach people of all walks of life music-therapy informed music medicine strategies. In essence, I help people remove emotional barriers to success in their lives. We cannot remove stress or tragedy from our lives, but if we learn emotional fluidity, we can easily transition between mood states, to achieve a more fulfilling and positive life experience.
If you’re ready to discover a key to unlocking your mood, using music you enjoy as medicine, to elevate the quality of your life, I'm ready to help.
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