Founder and Owner Kate St. John, MM, MT-BC has owned a private practice music therapy company for children with special needs since 2002, and has worked with individuals of all ages with developmental, neurological, psychological, physical and medical challenges since 2000. She always strives for excellence, top quality therapy, research-based methods, innovation and creativity. Kate is also NeuroRhythm's Clinical Internship Director.
Kate has expertise in autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, neurological disorders, sensory processing disorder, cognitive, motor, and speech/language delays, Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Sprouting Melodies (early childhood music classes), and music therapy internship supervision. Kate's main instrument is voice and she had 10 years of classical voice training, 4 years of classical piano training, and 3 years of classical guitar training.
Kate has always been a singer and musician and has always wanted to help people. She found out about the field of music therapy when she was 15 years old and has passionately pursued it ever since. She loves what she does and is so blessed to be able to help people in this way. She is most passionate about the science behind the music, seeing how and why it works, and seeing the enjoyment and growth in the individuals NeuroRhythm serves.
Kate graduated in 2002 from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and additional concentration in vocal studies. In 2003 she received her national certification as a Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC) from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). She then received advanced training and a certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy in 2003, and earned advanced recognition as a Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow in 2014. In 2012 Kate completed her Master of Music in Music Therapy, emphasis in Neurologic Music Therapy, from Colorado State University. Additionally, she completed a Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2011, which included five graduate level courses in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and autism. The program leads toward board certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) following the required 1500 clinical hours.
Music Therapist Board Certified
Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow
Clinical Internship Director
Founder and Owner