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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 over a decade 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. 

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

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Evelyn Stagnaro, MM, MT-BC

Founder/Director

Music Therapist-Board Certified

Neurologic Music Therapist

Amy is a Seattle native and board certified music therapist with a passion for working with children and families.  Her B.A. in music therapy was completed at Marylhurst University in Portland Oregon.  As a former preschool teacher in the greater Seattle area, she brings with her a joy of music and a gentle approach to children and families.  In both therapy and educational settings she has worked predominantly with babies and young kids but has also enjoyed working with teens, adults, and older adults of varying abilities. 

Amy lives in the Lake City area with her husband and two kids.  She loves to go to concerts, to be outdoors, to learn new things, and to meet new people.

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Amy Dacuag, MT-BC

Music Therapist-Board Certified

Amy

Sophie is a board certified music therapist who earned her B.A. in music therapy from Berklee College of Music in Boston. She completed her internship at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville where she used music to assist adults in their recovery from strokes, and traumatic brain injuries. She has worked with children with autism since May 2019 and has worked in homes, out-patient clinics, schools, and hospitals. 

 

Sophie has a passion for meeting people with honor, dignity and compassion, and believes person-centered care accelerates achieving the client’s desired goals across all domains. 

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Sophie Jeroma, MT-BC

Music Therapist-Board Certified

Sophie
Isabel

Isabel received her B.A. in Music Therapy from Seattle Pacific University with an emphasis in Psychology. She has worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings, including pediatric oncology, community centers, memory care, and enjoys working with all age groups and abilities. She loves allowing the joy and power of music to fuel her music therapy sessions, encouraging growth and connection. Her cross-cultural upbringing also drives her commitment to creating inclusive and accessible music therapy spaces. Her music therapy practice is additionally informed by her experiencing teaching private piano lessons.

In her free time, Isabel enjoys doing art, talking to friends, and cooking new types of dishes.

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Isabel Smith, MT-BC eligible

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

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

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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