Team Profiles

San Diego Music Therapy Professionals
Devoted to Excellence

The MusicWorx team consists of the CEO, support staff, Board-Certified music therapists, and the clinical training supervisors.  This team provides a rich training experience for interns and assures that the highest quality services reach the diverse range of MusicWorx client and patient populations.

Samantha Albrecht   |   Music Therapist

Bachelor of Music in Therapy, University of North Dakota, ND (2016 MT)

Medical, Older Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention, Recreational Music-Making

To heal the body as a whole by providing access to the physical, emotional, and spiritual part of each person through the use of music.”

Mikayla Beaulieu  |  Music Therapist, Intern Supervisor

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music, MA (2014 MT–BC, 2015 NMT)

Medical, Older Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention, Recreational Music-Making

My favorite part of being a music therapist is being able to use music as a vehicle for expression, empowerment, creativity, and connection with people of all ages and abilities. Music accesses a very cellular part of us as humans and thus brings people together in a very unique way."

Jessica Blaisus  |  Communications Consultant

Master of Letters in Shakespeare and Performance , Mary Baldwin College (2012); Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts & Communications, Cleveland State University (2010)

Nonprofit Development, Content Creation, Project Management, IT Support

I strive to provide the best organizational support possible, with the intention of creating a solid foundation so that the creative arts reach their highest potential, and through that, repair the world."

Deb Cowan  |  Contract Music Therapist

Master of Arts in Music Therapy, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (2001 MT-BC)

Adolescent, Psychiatric, Hospice, Oncology

I enjoy being able to reach people through music in ways that words alone do not."

Rachel Gant   |   Music Therapist, Intern Supervisor

Masters in Music Therapy, Bachelors in Music Therapy, University of Kansas, (2008 MT-BC, NMT)

Pediatric Medical Music Therapy, Individuals with Special Needs, Early Intervention Music Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injuries

I believe in the power of music and am passionate about connecting with human souls and empowering individuals to reach their best and to promote growth and healing in times of need."


Jennifer Griffin   |   Contracts Manager

Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership, Argosy University, San Diego; Bachelors of Science in Business with a major in Information Systems, University of Phoenix

Military, Business Development, Education

My passion in life is to help change lives, and I get to make a difference from behind the scenes by helping expand programs."


Emily Lobeck   |   Contract Music Therapist

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, University of Louisville, KY (2016 MT)

Developmental Disabilities, Medical, Older Adults, Recreational Music Making, Adult Psychiatric

Some of the most beautiful moments of my life have been during music therapy sessions when the healing power of music has served as a vehicle for healing, emotional and creative expression, and support. "

Noelle Pederson   |   Director of Programs, Lead Intern Supervisor

Bachelor of Music Therapy, University of North Dakota, ND (2008 MT–BC, NICU–MT)

Medical Music Therapy

My career motivation is to reduce suffering, boost creativity and encourage others to realize their inner resources for healing naturally."

Barbara Reuer  |  Founder, CEO, Internship Director

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Iowa. Master of Music Education, University of Kansas. Bachelor of Music Education, Northern State University, SD (1985 MT–BC)

Medical Music Therapy, Wellness, Program Development

My life aspiration is to develop music therapy and wellness programs nationwide, create opportunities for other music therapists, build a music therapy and consulting agency that sets a precedent for superior quality, ethics, morals, and program delivery."

Kristine Vandenberg   |   Communication Consultant

Master of Arts in Communication, UC San Diego (2013), Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, UC Davis (2007)

Communications, Media Relations, Non-profit and Business Development

My career motivation is to help organizations realize their visions for growth using a multi-faceted communications strategy."

Rebecca Vaudreuil  |  Program Consultant

EdM Harvard Graduate School of Education; Berklee College of Music

Military, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurologic Music Therapy

My career motivation is to life, laugh, love and serve through music. My passion is to advance the profession of music therapy through pioneering national music therapy programs in military healthcare and expand music therapy internationally through travel."

Lindsay Zehren  |  Director of Special Projects, Intern Supervisor

Bachelor of Music Education and Theater, Saint Mary of the Woods College, Indiana (2016 MT–BC)

Ellen Browning Scripps said, “The most important and beautiful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make life a little better to live.” I wholeheartedly believe that through music, I am able to increase the quality of life and happiness of my fellow human beings."

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