Board Certified Music Therapist
Renee developed and facilitated interventions for mental health patients in 4-5 group sessions per day. She worked as part of multi-disciplinary teams tasked with assessment, goal setting and treating patients. 


music lives within you- let it heal

Welcome to my practice. I am a certified music therapist and I have always excited to introduce Music Therapy. I am committed to improving the quality of lives of the individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families that I see. Music creates an environment, which feels safe for emotional expression and it allows me to treat my clients with empathy, warmth, compassion and love through music. I listen and listen well without judgment, criticism or advise, all with the hope of providing a positive therapeutic experience and reduction of the stigma towards therapy sometimes experienced when seeking help from other therapies. 

Healing through music has been my life’s passion and I have seen miracles through the simple act of expressing the music that lies within and letting it heal. 

remmet center, outpient facility

Board Certified Music Therapist
Part of multi-disciplinary teams for treating patients in out-patient hospitalization.  Renee was tasked with assessment and music therapy interventions to achieve goals for adolescent and adult patients.

EDUCATION | Credentials

MA | California State University Dominquez Hills | Special Education; Teaching Credentials
BA | California State University Northridge | Music, Piano; Music Therapy; Certification
AA | Santa Monica City College | Music Education and Specialized Courses

Los Angeles Unified school district

Special Education Teacher | Music Therapist | Education & Neighborhood Development

As an education specialist with a master’s degree in special education, Renee taught students with special needs.  She worked in general education elementary and middle schools for over 18 years.  She created individualized goals and interventions in Special Day Programs. Using research based assessment tools and interventions, she developed curriculum including music to achieve IEP goals in academics, communication and social skills. Interventions were developed as part of students’ daily behavior and/or psychological support. 

Mission Hills Psychiatric hospital

Board Certified Music Therapist​

Part of a multi-disciplinary team tasked with treating pyschiatric patients for short term hospitalizations.

Los Angeles certified music therapist

As a Board-Certified Music Therapist, Renee works individually and in small group settings with a wide variety of populations. (Please see list of populations). Renee is an individual music therapist with Living Music, the company she has owned and operated since 1998.  Some of the populations with which she works include children and adults with depression, anxiety, autism, developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), learning disabilities and severe intellectual disabilities. Renee works with the geriatric population, specializing in Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with focus on Neurological Music Therapy (NMT).

Renee works with typically developed children and adults as well. She has worked in hospitals for in-patient and outpatient mental health patients. As an Education Specialist, Renee taught students with moderate/severe multiple disabilities in general education public schools.  ​

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(310) 962-8497