TRAINING: Masters in Music Therapy
Southern Methodist University,Dallas, TX
M.M.T., Master of Music Therapy
Graduated Cum Laude.
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
B.A., Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
Graduated Cum Laude
National Board Certification Exam
MT-BC, Music Therapist, Board Certified
Certification #04977 and current
Music has been a consistent part of Nola’s life. She started learning piano in the 2nd grade, was a church organist, and a part of local choirs and bands through high school in her small town mid-western community.
Nola received her Bachelor of Music Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and then completed her 6- month internship working with developmentally delayed and disabled individuals in Denton, Texas. She completed her Master’s degree in music therapy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and her research included the effects of music in treating migraine headaches.
Nola has spent her career working as a Rehabilitation Therapist in behavioral health and recovery facilities. She has taught piano classes for elementary grades while living in California and individual lessons when it was beneficial for the individual. Nola adjusts her teaching style to meet the needs of the individual and offers options to utilize music as the means to help improve behaviors such as: attention span, social and communication skills, self-expression, emotional regulation, stress reduction and self-esteem.
Nola offers Music Therapy in person in Bellingham, WA.