Meet the voices behind your favorite music therapy podcasts!
These podcasters have come together to create accessible, sustainable, and quality learning opportunities for the music therapy community. Every purchase through MT-PC supports these podcasters in continuing to offer free episodes and a percentage is also donated to student/intern scholarships!
Tricia Caiati, MT-BC
MT-PC Co-Founder and Owner
Tricia Caiati, MT-BC is a board certified Music Therapist currently serving clients in three states across the New England Region of the United States. She is also the CSO for The Tutti Ensemble, a non-profit adaptive band program providing individual lessons and ensemble experiences for diverse learners.
In 2019, Tricia launched the Music Therapy Chronicles, a podcast aimed to inspire and connect listeners through meaningful conversations from diverse perspectives. Like a Music Therapy Conference you can listen to anywhere! Tricia enjoys spending her free time exploring outdoors, reading, and creating through different mediums.
Kate Shannon, LCPC, MT-BC
Co-Founder, Contributing Podcaster
Kate Shannon, LCPC, LCAT, MT-BC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and Board Certified Music Therapist. She’s spent her career supporting children with life-limiting medical diagnoses, mental health needs, and developmental differences through music therapy, play, and creative expression. Kate is passionate about incorporating play therapy skills into the music therapy space and helps other therapists learn how to support healthy social and emotional development through these skills. Kate is also passionate about working with adults utilizing inner child work, attachment-based therapy, mindfulness, and creativity.
Creative Therapy Umbrella is a podcast dedicated to helping therapists support the well-being and mental health of children through the creative arts. You will hear a variety of interviews with creative arts therapists, expressive therapists, and child specialists who focus on supporting infant and child mental health.
Bonnie Houpt, MT-BC
Bonnie Houpt, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist in Denver, Colorado and owner of her private practice, Rhythmic Roots Music Services, LLC. Bonnie serves people in the Denver community, including individuals with disabilities of all ages, through music therapy, adapted lessons, and music groups and believes music is accessible to all. Through her business, Bonnie also runs her podcast, Navigating Adulthood and IDD. In her free time, Bonnie enjoys hiking, baking, drumming, and hanging out with her cat.
Navigating Adulthood And IDD is a podcast for resources to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as other disabled adults, and provide them with the best services possible
Brian Locascio, MT-BC
Brian Locascio is a Board-Certified music therapist currently working in the San Diego, CA metropolitan area. In undergraduate studies, Brian gained experience working with populations such as premature infants, early language learners, pediatric medical clients, at risk youth, adults in oncology, incarcerated adults, and older adult memory care. Brian received the E. Thayer Gaston Award while at the University of Kansas for outstanding facilitation. He participated in research while in his undergrad and presented at the Midwest Regional Conference. After graduating from KU, Brian relocated to San Diego to intern with MusicWorx and Resounding Joy. During the internship, he provided music therapy services to the Scripps Hospital System, Rady Children’s Hospital, and The San Diego LGBT Community Center, along with several other sites and populations. Since August 2020 Brian has been providing in-home music therapy to medically resilient children and teens.
Voices of Music Therapy is a podcast intended to inspire Innovation, Equity, and New Perspectives within the music therapy community and beyond.
Hayley Francis Cann, BMT, NMT, MTA, MScAH and Kimberly Dolan, MMT, NMT, MTA
Hayley Francis Cann, BMT, NMT, MTA, MScAH is a Bermudian-Canadian certified music therapist and neurologic music therapist with clinical experience in a variety of settings. Hayley completed a Masters of Science in Aging and Health at Queen’s University, has released two Children’s books, is a member of the Equity Advisory Council and the serving Professional Developmental Chair for the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT). In everything she does, Hayley aims to provide an authentic experience that is respectful toward all people no matter their age, diagnosis, background, race, religion, or additional social locators.
Kimberly Dolan is a Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapist, and Holistic Wellness Advocate serving Kington, ON and area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Masters of Music Therapy (MMT) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is currently working towards becoming a Registered Psychotherapist. Kimberly’s primary area of focus is within mental health care and she believes deeply that everyone deserves to live a fulfilled and healthy life. She is passionate about creating inclusive and supportive spaces in which you can process, explore, express, and thrive!
The Able Voice Podcast (with certified music therapists Kimberly Dolan & Hayley Francis Cann) aims to plant seeds in the growing field of clinical music therapy. Through conversations with music therapists & allied professionals in Canada (and around the world), we listen to unique stories and learn more about interesting projects and various passions for music therapy. Our initiative is to celebrate our unique journeys as music therapists and provide tangible resources and professional development opportunities for MTAs through this medium!
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