Grace Nowak, MT-BC joined the NeuroRhythm team in July 2017 as a music therapy intern, and was hired on after her internship to be the Clinical Director of Pittsburgh. Grace has experience with children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, and a variety of other intellectual, developmental, and neurological challenges. In addition, she has worked with individuals with dementia, Alzheimer's, and victims of domestic violence.
Grace specializes in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques for children and adults who have autism and a variety of other developmental, intellectual, and neurological challenges. Her main instrument is piano, and she enjoys incorporating voice, guitar, and percussion instruments into her sessions.
Grace always knew she wanted to pursue a career in music but she also has always had a passion for helping others. She was torn between becoming a therapist or a classical pianist when she was introduced to music therapy during her junior year of high school. After observing a music therapist, she instantly fell in love with music therapy and has pursued it as a career ever since. She was inspired by the powerful impact music has on people and the importance it has in developing therapeutic relationships.
Grace earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree with a minor in Psychology from Mercyhurst University in February 2018. Additionally in February 2018, Grace earned her national certification as a Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC) from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), and obtained advanced training and a certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.
Music Therapist Board Certified
Neurologic Music Therapist
Clinical Director of Pittsburgh
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