I regularly tour and evaluate therapeutic programs for adolescents and young adults. I meet with admissions directors, therapists and academic staff to gain a deeper understanding of the profile of child they best serve as well as learn about the methods and principles utilized by each program. Finding the right services for your child can be overwhelming, especially in times of crisis. I can assist you in narrowing your focus and finding the right fit for your child.
I have an extensive performance as well as teaching/directing background. I owned and operated Open Door Music Studio where I taught voice, piano, and percussion ensemble. I also co-founded and co-directed the BIG (Boise Inter-generational) Choir.
I am a voracious life long learner. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado and a Master’s of Music/Vocal Performance from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. In addition to receiving my Parent Coaching Certification ® I am trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), and I am a QPR Instructor (Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training). I am an individual member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) and working towards an Associate Membership of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). I also have an Idaho Elementary Teaching Certificate with a K-12 Music Endorsement, an Orff Level 1 certificate, World Music Drumming Level 1, and I am a trained Music Together ® teacher. I continue to compose and perform regularly.
My higher calling is to combine all of these experiences to help improve the lives of parents, children and families.
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