Haley joined Infinity’s team in November 2018. She received her Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. While in Philadelphia, Haley completed her internship at the Young Children’s Center for the Arts, an inclusive, arts-based preschool providing group and individual music therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities, ages 6 months to 5 years. During her internship, Haley discovered her passion for working with children. Since her internship, she has continued to work with children and adults with varying developmental disabilities in home and school-based settings. She has experience providing individual and group music therapy services. Haley is originally from Connecticut, and is excited to be servicing in her home state. Haley is a nationally board certified music therapist through the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
Haley combines her high energy and passion for music to create fun and meaningful musical moments with her clients. Being a caretaker, sibling and friend for those with special needs from a young age, Haley is a firm believer in “ability beyond disability.” She believes in focusing on the individual’s strengths to create successful musical experiences and help them reach their goals.
Haley’s primary instruments are voice and violin. She is also proficient on guitar, piano and ukulele. Haley is trained in Sprouting Melodies, an award winning early childhood music program.
What brought Haley to Music Therapy?
“Music has been the most prominent aspect of my life. From a young age, I was constantly singing and looking for instruments to play. Throughout grade school and college, I participated in multiple choirs, musicals and orchestras. While I love performing, I know that I was given the gift of music to help others. Having a sister with cerebral palsy, it felt natural for me to become a companion and caretaker for other children and adults with disabilities. I found that with my sister, music was the key to help my family and I communicate with her. It became an integral part of our family. Once my sister started her own music therapy sessions, I immediately knew that was my path. When it came time to look for colleges, I knew I needed to combine my passions – and here I am!”
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