Adrienne practices client-centered music therapy. Music therapy sessions are driven by individual clients’ goals and strengths. She uses instrument improvisation, familiar songs, music writing, movement to music, and discussion to address goals. Adrienne believes that music is an integral part of the relationships that are formed in music therapy, and that music therapy provides a non-threatening environment where people develop skills that transfer to outside of the music therapy room.
Adrienne is the music therapy coordinator at Brookline Music School. She is also an assistant professor of music therapy at Berklee College of Music, supervises Berklee practicum students, and serves on the advisory board of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs. Adrienne also teaches at Northeastern University and serves as President-Elect of the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association. Adrienne holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from l’Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada. She has training in neurologic music therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Adrienne has worked with a variety of clinical populations, including with children who have a variety of developmental, emotional, and physical needs, adults in mental health and addiction, war veterans, and older adults with dementia.
B.M. Music Therapy, l’Université du Québec à Montréal; M.M.T. Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada