Gabby Banzon has hosted 28 episodes.
Gabby Banzon is a music therapist currently residing in Dallas, TX. She received her Bachelors in Music Therapy with a minor in Music Technology from Georgia College & State University in 2014 and her Masters of Arts in Music Therapy from Texas Woman's University in 2017. While she currently works with youth and adults with special needs as program director for a theatre organization, her other clinical interests include mental health, adolescents, songwriting, music production, and theories/philosophies. Gabby recently released a book to help professionals and students develop therapeutic songwriting skills, entitled "Space: A Journal for (Future) Music Therapists to Explore and Express through Songwriting." She currently serves on the Standards of Clinical Practice committee for AMTA and presents regionally and nationally.
Other than music things, Gabby enjoys coffee, beer, and creating things.
Allyson Rogers has hosted 27 episodes.
Allyson Rogers, MT-BC, is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with a passion for helping others through music making. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Woman’s University in August 2017 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Music Therapy and LPC at Temple University.
Allyson completed her clinical internship at Denton Independent School District in June 2017 where she received extensive training in working with varying physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Following completion of the internship, she began working with the Starcatchers program at North Texas Performing Arts teaching adapted voice, guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons to children/adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Allyson has experience with various age ranges and populations including adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, special education (preschool through transition), in- home therapy, medical music therapy, and community music therapy. When she is not working, Allyson enjoys performing her original songs in venues around the Dallas area and spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies.
John Moon has hosted 9 episodes.
John Moon is the Memory Care Coordinator and Music Therapist at The Glen at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA. He graduated from GC in 2015 with a BMT and completed his internship in a continuing care retirement community. From there, he got a job at the facility as the Activity Coordinator of the skilled nursing unit. He moved to Greensboro when The Glen opened in May of 2017. John just became an internship co-supervisor overseeing the clinical aspects of the internship. Most of John’s clinical work has been focused on those with dementia.
Grant Hales has hosted 4 episodes.
Grant is dope.
But in all honesty, Grant is a board-certified music therapist fueled by coffee that currently provides both clinical and community-based services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the greater Los Angeles area. He attended the University of Evansville for his undergraduate coursework and completed his internship at Denton Independent School District in Denton, TX. Grant has presented at workshops and conferences at both the regional and national levels on topics including community music therapy and the development of musical identity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Michael Viega has hosted 8 episodes.
Michael Viega, Ph.D., LCAT, MT-BC, is an Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Montclair State University, and a Fellow in the Association of Music and Imagery. He has published and presented internationally on a wide range of topics such as Hip Hop and music therapy, arts-based research methodologies, therapeutic songwriting and adverse childhood experiences, and music therapy and adolescent development. As a music therapy clinician, he has worked extensively with children and adolescents who have experienced childhood adversity and trauma. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
Mike Zanders has hosted 3 episodes.
Dr. Michael Zanders’ research foci includes a variety of topics related to advanced clinical theory, practice, and reflexive research in music therapy. His recent research has focused on music therapy treatment practices in working with youth in the child welfare system. Particularly, foster care youth. He has over 20 years of clinical experience including intellectual and developmental disabilities, heart transplant patients, and severely traumatized and abused youth.
Zanders has presented extensively regionally, nationally and internationally at conferences and workshops, and has published both within the music therapy and counseling/psychotherapy fields. Prior to coming to Temple University, he served as the program coordinator at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). In this role, was he awarded the Innovation in Academia Award for distinguished and innovative leadership. He has developed comprehensive education and clinical training programs that emphasize foundational understanding of competencies and dispositions for music therapy students.
Zanders is dedicated and committed to the field and practice of music therapy. He currently serves as a co-chair for AMTA’s Academic Program Approval Committee (APAC) and has served on various other committees for AMTA and CBMT.