Dana is very pleased to join the faculty at the AOM as a board certified music therapist! She is a native of New Jersey, and moved to RVA in December 2016. In May 2016, she completed her Bachelor’s in Music Therapy from Slippery Rock University in PA with a concentration in voice. In addition to voice, she also plays flute, guitar, and piano. Within her clinical studies, she has experience working with children and adults with special needs, children in a preschool setting, adults and children in hospice care, medical and psychiatric hospitals. Dana also has international clinical experience in Jamaica, where she studied with the Jamaica Field Service Project for two summers, providing music therapy to children with specials needs in schools, adults in a drug/alcohol rehab center, hospice care, and people of all ages in a medical hospital. In addition, Dana was invited to provide two workshops on Music Therapy and Play at the International Play Therapy Conference held in Kingston, Jamaica back in October 2016. In attendance were clinicians from various parts of the Caribbean who are passionate about providing services to children who have experienced trauma. In addition to teaching a variety of lessons at the AOM, Dana will also be working with Noah’s Children to provide music therapy services.