Music goes beyond words in its power to express human emotion. It is both the form and the content of human experience, being both exquisitely precise and richly ambiguous. For children, it constitutes the ultimate education and preparation for life.
I am currently completing a Music Therapy degree at Eastern Michigan University while serving as an intern for FAR Therapeutic Arts in Birmingham, MI. Working across all age groups, I feel fortunate to be impacted by clients with a wide variety of abilities. My clinical experience includes individual clients as well as groups through organizations such as North Oakland SCAMP, the Kaufman Children's Center, O.A.T.S Therapeutic Riding, and more. I have been a certified Kindermusik instructor since 2012 serving ages 0-7 teaching at the Clarkston Conservatory of Music. I am a student affiliate of the Neurological Music Therapy Association.
Before going into music therapy, I had many wonderful experiences working for the McCourts Music Group in Waterford, Michigan. Their mission is to "know what it's all about" - and they do! From retail to repair to providing hands-on-musical experiences to students throughout Oakland County, I have also taught private music lessons.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in Anthropology, Music & Museum studies. I am passionate about the study of culture, public education and the role of music in each of these fields.
Oboe/English Horn Performance background: CMU Bands and Orchestra, East Shore Wind Symphony, Clarkston Community Band, Gilbert Jackson Chorale, local musicals, accompanying local choirs/bands for festivals.
Other professional experiences: Smithsonian Folkways Records intern in sales/marketing and the Smithsonian Folkways Festival, Historical Presenter at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, performing wedding ceremonies/receptions with husband Shawn Boucke, principle oboist for Blue Lake International Northern Winds, preschool music summer camps at Cedar Crest Academy, preschool music at Clarkston Montessori School, long term elementary music guest teacher, middle/high school band/choir/orchestra guest teacher.