Mo and Rachel are both currently accepting supervisees. Contact us at email@example.com to learn more about scheduling!
Maureen "Mo" Dinsmore, MA, MT-BC
Director of Neurodevelopment and Rehabilitation Services
Maureen "Mo" Dinsmore is the Director of Neurodevelopment and Rehabilitation Services at MusicWorx Inc. in San Diego, California. She received her Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Augsburg College in 2007 and Master's in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music in 2018. She began working at MusicWorx in 2018; however, has worked as a music therapist in San Diego for almost 10 years. Prior to moving to San Diego, Mo worked for over two years as the music therapist at an autism day treatment facility in Minneapolis, MN. She has been supervising interns and practicum students for over eight years.
Mo has worked intensely in rehabilitation and neuro-developmental settings for the past decade and holds specializations as a Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) and is certified in DIR/Floortime by the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, Inc. (ICDL). Her research from 2018 is “An Investigation of the Roles and Dynamics of the Intermusical Experience and the Effect on Emotion Regulation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Informed Grounded Theory”. Maureen has also provided services with a variety of populations including a homeless choir, children, teens, and adults with special needs, early intervention/parent programs, older adults with/without dementia, individuals with traumatic brain injury, and more. She has created programs and curricula from the ground up and is eager to coach music therapists in this arena.
Mo supervises music therapy interns at the national roster internship and provides ongoing clinical support to board-certified clinicians. She gears her supervision sessions to be collaborative with each therapist, encourages self-reflection, and fosters growth through discussion to gain insight, role-playing, and creative arts exploration. Her extensive experience as a practicing MT-BC offers many opportunities to share resources, examples, and guidance. Advocacy and mentorship in the field of music therapy are some of Mo's core passions.
Rachel Gant, MT-BC
Director of Healing Notes: Hospital Program (Resounding Joy)
Rachel Gant, MT-BC, Healing Notes Therapist
Rachel is passionate about working with children of all ages and has accumulated a vast experience in hospitals, private practice, and school districts in both Kansas and San Diego County. She has served as a volunteer for numerous nonprofit organizations, including Banding Together, Best Buddies, Children’s Mercy hospitals, Guitars in the Classroom, and Special Olympics.
For Resounding Joy, Rachel provides direct music therapy and supervision to MusicWorx interns within the Healing Notes program that operates from the CVICU (cardiovascular intensive care unit), Hematology/Oncology unit, PICU (pediatric intensive care unit), and NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at Rady Children’s Hospital—San Diego.