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Our Team

At the Music Therapy Center of California you will find a therapy team that is dedicated to bringing out the best in your loved one. Our dynamic team of board-certified therapists  is committed to helping bring about transformative change and growth for a variety of diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Rett syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurologic disorders.  Whether your loved one comes for an individual session or attends one of our groups, know that our staff utilize research-based neurologic techniques to craft sessions to meet the specific needs and interests of every individual.

All of our team members are Board-certified music therapists approved by the American Music Therapy Association (insert link for musictherapy.org) and Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), which is accredited by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA); the same governing body for Occupational Therapy and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification.

Co-Founders

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Angela Neve
Director

M.M. – Music Therapy, Colorado State University
Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC) #6239
Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow (NMT-F)

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Julie Guy
Director

M.M. – Music, Western Michigan University
Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC) #06504
Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow (NMT-F)

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Administrative Staff

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Brian Dall (subcontractor)
Finance Manager & Drum Instructor

B.S.
Finance
San Diego State University

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Leah Morrison
Office Manager

B.A.
Communication
San Diego State University

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Music Therapists

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Becca Paoni
Music Therapist

B.M.-Music Therapy
The Nazareth College of Rochester
Board Certified (MT-BC) #12809

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Maureen Dinsmore
Music Therapist

B.S. – Music Therapy, Augsburg College
Board Certified (MT-BC) #09031
Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT)

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Tara Harwell
Music Therapist

M.A.-Music Therapy
Texas Woman’s University
Board Certified (MT-BC) #12822

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Elise Pardue 
Music Therapist

B.A.-Music Therapy
University of the Incarnate Word
Board Certified (MT-BC) #12810

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Marjie Halverson (subcontractor)
Music Therapist

B.M.E. – Music Therapy
Wartburg College
Board Certified (MT-BC) #08881

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Mandi Miller (subcontractor)
Music Therapist

M.A. – Music Therapy
University of Iowa
Board Certified (MT-BC) #10232

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Emma Byrd  (subcontractor)
Music Therapist

B.A.-Music Therapy
Berklee College of Music
Board Certified (MT-BC)

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Brandon Wright
Music Therapist

B.A.-Music Therapy
California State University
Northridge

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Interns

Shannon Flaherty 
Senior Intern

Pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where her primary instrument is voice.

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Emily Kent 
Junior Intern

Pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy

from Seattle Pacific University, where her primary instrument is voice.

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