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ABOUT LIFE ON MUSIC

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THE TEAM

The Team

Evelyn has worked developing music therapy programs for families, private practices, and non-profits with an emphasis in pediatrics. She has years of experience using music therapy interventions in a variety of settings including preschools; child care centers; elementary, middle, and high schools; special education; assisted living facilities; memory care; hospitals; and rehab centers. After receiving advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Music Therapy, Evelyn has specialized in facilitating music therapy for infants and children with autism and other disabilities. 

With a desire to continue her work after relocating to the Pacific Northwest from Tallahassee, FL, Evelyn founded Life On Music. She is thrilled to offer her expertise in music therapy interventions and program development to the Seattle area.

In her free time, Evelyn enjoys rowing crew and living up to her reputation for being a crazy plant lady. 

Evelyn Stagnaro, MM, MT-BC

Founder

Music Therapist-Board Certified

Neurologic Music Therapist

Natalie is a board-certified music therapist and a licensed mental health counselor associate. She earned her masters degree in music therapy and counseling from Drexel University, and is dedicated to integrating music therapy with psychotherapy to promote health and support the growth and development of each client's natural strengths. She is committed to working through a culturally-responsive lens to best meet the needs of individuals and their families. She has experience working across the lifespan from infants to older adults, and has worked in multiple settings, including preschools, assisted living facilities, inpatient units, and crisis settings. Natalie enjoys going on walks and reading in her free time.​

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Natalie Maeda, MA, MT-BC, LMHCA

Music Therapist-Board Certified

Emma received her Bachelor of arts in music therapy from Seattle Pacific University with an emphasis in psychology. She completed her music therapy internship at the Music Therapy Center of California in San Diego where she gained experience working with children and adults of all ages and various abilities. Emma has enjoyed working in private practice, public schools, assisted living, memory care, hospice, and group homes. She is passionate about using music therapy for sensory regulation to improve all domains of functioning. In her free time, she enjoys playing drums, baking, and caring for her many house plants.

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Emma Daughters, MT-BC

Music Therapist-Board Certified

Desiree received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brigham Young University-Idaho, with an emphasis in child and family studies. Before making the switch to become a full-time mom, she worked for 10 years as a certified child life specialist, providing psychosocial support to children and their families in hospitals across the country. She loves the opportunity to be part of the Life On Music team, helping connect families with music therapy services as the administrative coordinator. Desiree relocated to the Pacific Northwest six years ago with her husband, and enjoys traveling, exploring the PNW, taking pictures of beautiful things, and being a mom to her 3-year-old son, Bryce.  

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Desiree Osguthorpe, CCLS

Administrative Coordinator

The Mission

THE MISSION

We're on a mission to spread awareness of music therapy as a better way to teach life skills and improve quality of life for people in the Seattle area. Our team of board-certified music therapists (MT-BCs) are trained to formally assess each client then work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and caretakers to work toward individualized goals. This means your music therapist will work with you to develop music therapy goals, then update you on progress every step of the way.

We're committed to increasing access to music therapy services by working with insurance companies, insurance waivers, scholarships, grants, and school IEPs.

What's MT

Music therapy is an evidence-based approach to therapy that uses age-appropriate music activities to work toward individualized goals.

 

Music therapy is different from other therapies because music is processed in many parts of the brain simultaneously. This allows music therapy to accommodate lots of goals within one session. Best of all, the most significant outcomes occur when each client is using their favorite songs and music activities, so it's enjoyable!

To learn more about music therapy and what it takes to become a music therapist, head to the blog.

WHAT'S  MUSIC THERAPY?

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