Rubato (roo-bah-toe) is a musical term meaning, “the temporary disregarding of strict tempo to allow an expressive quickening or slackening, usually without altering the overall pace.” Much like the term, we at Rubato strive to support you throughout your whole journey, in both the struggles and the joys. Our mission is to enhance wellness through the strong, genuine relationships we create through music. We approach every session with respect for each person’s journey and a belief that they are capable of achieving their full potential.
My musical career began at the age of three, when I sat my family down and went through rousing renditions of every Disney princess’s theme song. Thus began my tumultuous relationship with music, where it was both the biggest source of stress and self-doubt as well as my most important coping skill. I felt particularly passionate about pursuing music therapy because of how I developed through my own musical journey, and am committed to providing guidance through others’ journey as well.
I received my Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Eastman School of Music/ University of Rochester. I then went on to pursue my Master of Music Therapy Equivalency from Loyola University New Orleans, and completed my internship at Expressive Therapies Utah in the Salt Lake City area. I have worked with various needs and populations, including adults and adolescents in mental health treatment, typically developing children and adolescents, adults and children with special needs, memory care, assisted living, and hospice. I love seeing the impact music has on everyone, and can’t wait to be a part of your musical journey as well.
When I’m not playing music you can find me cooking up a fancy meal or learning how to surf on the beach!