Founder and Director Kathy Quain, MME, MT-BC
Kathy Quain is passionate about empowering lives through music and creating connections through group music-making. She studied at Northwestern University earning a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and completed her Masters of Music Education in Music Therapy at the University of Kansas. In the 1990's, she served as President of the the Western Region of NAMT (now American Music Therapy Association). Over the last decade, she has been active presenting at various conferences in the fields of Music Therapy, Music Education, Drum Facilitation and Alzheimer's. She serves as the Internship Director for Music for Therapy's Internship in affiliation with the Berklee College of Music and is a Guest Speaker at the University of the Pacific.
She is Board Certified with the Certification Board for Music Therapists and is an Orff-Schulwerk Music Specialist trained at the San Francisco International Orff Course. A Remo-Endorsed Health Rhythms and Drum Circle Facilitator, she has served as a mentor at various trainings. She is also trained in Technology of Participation communication strategies available through the Institute of Cultural Affairs. As Founder and Director of Music for Therapy, Kathy oversees programs in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and also provides direct Music Therapy services.
Music Therapist, Philip Didlake
Phil Didlake is currently working with Music For Therapy in the San Francisco Bay Area where he serves elders with Alzheimer's Disease, adults with mental health needs and individuals with autism. A drummer and multi-instrumentalist, Phil enjoys using rhythm and inclusive musical environments to promote health and wellness. Phil is a drum circle facilitator trained in the healthRHYTHMS protocol and received his music therapy degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. While pursuing his studies, Phil served as president of the New England Region - American Music Therapy Association for Students, organized and ran a weekly drum circle facilitation group, and was featured in a Berklee press release recognizing inspiring students in the 2016 graduating class. Didlake is on a team developing an evidence-based drumming protocol known as Drummassage and continues to build communities around drumming, music, and dancing.
Music Therapist, Megan Dozler, MS, MT-BC
Megan Dozler, MS, MT-BC, provides individual music therapy for clients in Napa and Solano County with Music For Life Music Therapy Services. She received a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from the University of the Pacific and holds a Master of Science in Counseling Studies from Capella University. A Board Certified Music Therapist since 2002, she is the Music Therapy Clinical Trainer at the Veterans Home of California in Napa Valley.
Music Therapist, Kellie Shoham
Kellie Shoham is experienced providing Music Therapy through Holisticare Hospice, Music Works and now Music for Life Music Therapy Services. A vocalist and well-rounded musician, she completed her Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy at Temple University. She is experienced in improvisational, compositional, re-creative, and receptive music therapy techniques. An energetic Music Therapist, Kellie has served individuals and groups with various needs including psychiatry, autism spectrum, and cognitive disability.