I got my bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in Voice and my master's in Music Therapy from NYU. I am a board certified music therapist.
I have studied extensively with renowned vocal coach and counselor Jennifer Hamady on the psychology of singing and self-expression. I completed the 40-hr New York Vocal Coaching training and certification with Justin Stoney. I also completed Performance Wellness trainings with Louise Montello, music therapist. I cut my teeth performing in David Friedman's Inner Voice classes and David Brunetti's Acting Songs workshop.
During my master’s internship in outpatient mental health, I regularly used therapeutic songwriting to help clients express their feelings. I wrote my thesis about helping professional singer-songwriters reconnect to their creativity after trauma. I spent four years facilitating songwriting & recording sessions for homeless veterans with PTSD through the nonprofit Voices of Valor.
I spent 100+ hrs in psychodrama training at "The Inner Stage." I took a 6-week training in acting techniques at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop, Josh Pais's Creative Invincibility workshop, and the Magnet Theatre's 3-level musical improv comedy training.
I grew up learning jazz, tap and musical theatre choreography. Now I regularly practice improvisational dance and sensual movement. I am a devotee of S Factor pole dance studio, and obtained the Femme! Teacher certification to lead sensual & somatic healing movement experiences.
I completed CTI's Co-Active Coach® 104 hr Training Program. I completed Landmark Education's Self Expression & Leadership Program and their Team, Management & Leadership Program. I am currently a student in IFS -- a psycho-spiritual training to work with our higher self and inner child parts.