CEO and Founder
Dr. Reuer is an internationally recognized and widely published expert in music-for-wellness and music therapy. As founder and CEO of MusicWorx Inc.», her San Diego-based contractual and consulting agency, Dr. Reuer manages a team of therapists serving children with special needs, medical patients, hospice patients, and individuals dealing with substance abuse, lifestyle change, and bereavement. Through the MusicWorx Inc.» international music therapy internship program, Dr. Reuer focuses her professional attention on music therapy program development and job development in San Diego County. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Reuer provides wellness, community-building, stress-management, and pain-management workshops and seminars for health care professionals, educators, and corporate clients all over the world. Dr. Reuer is a past president of the National Association for Music Therapy, later renamed the American Music Therapy Association. In 2000, Dr. Reuer received the American Music Therapy Association national Professional Practice Award. And in 2008, she received the prestigious American Music Therapy Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mindful Music Coordinator
From the mountain valleys of Montana, Samantha received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music therapy and minor in psychology from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. During her time at North Dakota, Samantha was clarinet section leader of the UND Wind Ensemble, principal clarinet of the UND chamber orchestra, and substitute clarinet/bass clarinet for the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. In the spring of 2016, she moved to San Diego to complete her music therapy internship at MusicWorx Inc. Here she gained clinical experience working with a variety of populations including addiction/substance abuse, developmental disabilities, homeless, medical, older adults, and Parkinson’s. Following the completion of her internship, she was hired on as a staff music therapist at Resounding Joy as the Mindful Music Coordinator. Samantha is excited to bring her passion and enthusiasm to the Resounding Joy team and to provide services for the communities of San Diego.
My passion is 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.
Resounding Joy Mindful Music Coordinator
Mindful Music Coordinator
Mikayla received her bachelor of arts degree in music therapy from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While in the program, she travelled to Panama on a service trip in partnership with the Danilo Perez Foundation to use music therapy with at-risk youth and hospitalized children. In 2014, she relocated to San Diego to complete her music therapy internship at MusicWorx Inc.», gaining music therapy experience in medical settings, with military, personnel, with homeless populations, with substance-abuse populations, and people with developmental disabilities. In early 2015, she began contracting with Musicworx Inc., and now is a MusicWorx staff music therapist.
My passion for using music as a vehicle for expression and empowerment led me to a career in music therapy and unlimited opportunities to help individuals of all ages and abilities to live their best lives.
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Director of Development
A passion for the performing arts led Jessica to pursue a career as a professional fundraiser. After graduating summa cum laude from Cleveland State University, Ohio, she continued her education at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, where she earned a Master of Letters in Shakespeare and Performance. Jessica previously worked for Virginia Stage Company and Virginia Repertory Theatre before moving to San Diego last year. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and recently published a novel, Gatewright. Jessica hopes to engage the San Diego community in the great work that Resounding Joy’s music therapists and Joy Givers share with those in need throughout the year.
East Coast Semper Sound Program
Contractor | East Coast Satellite
Natasha was born into a military family and never identified with any one place as “home” until she moved to Boston to study music therapy at Berklee College of Music. Now a board certified therapist, Natasha’s passion is to utilize her musical and clinical skills to assist combat veterans in working toward various clinical goals. Having personally witnessed the negative impact war can have on veterans and their families, Natasha makes it her mission to give back to military personnel what they have so nobly given for their country. Currently, Natasha is a contractor with Resounding Joy’s East Coast Semper Sound program where she is able to realize her passions through music therapy work with veterans from WWII through Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) via music wellness and clinical music/instrument education.Email Natasha.»
Healing Notes Therapist
Originally from Kansas, Rachel is a board-certified music therapist, who earned a bachelor degree from The University of Kansas in 2008. She completed her music therapy internship at MusicWorx Inc.», before embarking on her graduate studies, currently underway. 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.
Director of Education and Staff
Noelle is a board-certified music therapist with a bachelor degree from the University of North Dakota and certification in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) music therapy. She joined the Resounding Joy team in spring 2008. Noelle coordinates general program development and oversees Resounding Joy music therapy and community music-making events throughout San Diego County. As a skilled presenter and advocate, Noelle communicates the Resounding Joy mission, programs, and training experiences with groups throughout the country.
Resounding Joy is the meeting place for music in community, expression, fun, therapy, and volunteerism. I feel honored to help facilitate that!
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Kristine has a master of arts degree in communication from UC San Diego and a bachelor of arts degree from UC Davis. Her diverse work history in academic, corporate, labor and nonprofit spheres has given her a wide breadth of skills in the communications field. Kristine joined Resounding Joy in November 2014.
Director of Operations
Paola grew up in Brazil, and, as a member of the Brazilian national water polo team, she competed internationally in both high school and college. Paola earned a bachelor of arts degree in tourism from the Universidade Anhembi Morumbi in São Paolo before relocating to the United States in 2000. Paola manages both financial and administrative aspects of Resounding Joy operations, and, as a frequent witness to the benefits of music therapy, she is proud to support the Resounding Joy mission to make health and happiness.
East Coast Semper Sound Program
Contractor | East Coast Satellite
A Massachusetts native, Brooke graduated with her bachelor of arts degree in music therapy in 2014 from Berklee College of Music. Now a board-certified music therapist, she currently serves as an independent contractor for Resounding Joy, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Berklee College of Music. Her work is primarily focused on children with special needs and trauma, but she also works with the geriatrics community in memory care and veterans affairs. She is also the a co-founder and program director of the Ubuntu Music Therapy Initiative, a non-profit program which strives to create sustainable music therapy practices in underserved communities in East Africa through advocacy and education.
Cory Cruz Woodrow
Cory received his bachelor of arts degree in music therapy from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. In Arizona, he facilitated group and individual music therapy sessions for at-risk youth, adults with varying traumatic brain injuries, hospitalized children and individuals on the Autism spectrum.
After graduating from Arizona State, Cory moved back to his hometown of San Diego, California to begin his music therapy internship with MusicWorx, Inc. and Resounding Joy, Inc. During his internship he provided music therapy services for a variety of populations at numerous locations such as Camp Pendleton, The Naval Medical Center, Scripps Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program, Scripps La Jolla Memorial Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Belmont Village Senior Living Sabre Springs, and the Sam and Rose Stein Education Center.
Currently he works for Amplify Music Therapy, located in Miramar, where he facilitates music therapy sessions with children, teenagers and adults who have varying developmental delays. He also works for Resounding Joy, Inc. and hosts individual and group therapy sessions for active duty military stationed at Camp Pendleton as part of the Wounded Warrior Battalion.
Cory is grateful to be back in his hometown where he can give back to his community using music!Email Cory.»
Director of Special Projects
Lindsay received her bachelor degree in music education and theater from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. She taught music at the high school and elementary school levels in Indiana, South Africa, and Jamaica before pursuing her equivalency degree in music therapy from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She moved to San Diego from Indianapolis to complete her music therapy internship with MusicWorx Inc.» and is thrilled to now be a staff music therapist for MusicWorx as well as the special projects coordinator for Resounding Joy.
Lindsay also is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher and level-one certified in healing touch and reiki. She is passionate about incorporating her knowledge of yoga and energy therapies with music to create a holistic approach to music therapy for her clients and their families.
Lindsay’s favorite yoga mantra is lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu, which translates to “may all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may my thoughts, words, and actions in some way contribute to that happiness and freedom.” 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.” These quotes help to guide me through my life, and I whole-heartedly believe that through music, I am able to increase the quality of life and happiness of my fellow human beings.