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Meredith Roman Pizzi, MT-BC, is the Founder of Roman Music Therapy Services, a community music therapy agency which focuses on serving children and adults with social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, physical, and educational needs.
She is also the Co-Founder of Raising Harmony™: Music Therapy for Young Children, an organization which focuses on training music therapists, parents and early childhood professionals on using music therapy strategies and tools with young children. As the creator of Sprouting Melodies®, Meredith is passionate about using our skills and strengths as music therapists to provide community programs that benefit young children and their families and incorporate our training and expertise as music therapists.
Meredith’s family, including her husband and three young children, have been an integral part of the development of Sprouting Melodies®, as the inspiration for many of the songs and as Sprouting Melodies® participants.
Katie Bagley is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. She has worked with children and adults in a variety of settings, including: bereavement groups, inclusion classrooms, oncology, brain injury recovery, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and Sprouting Melodies classes.
Katie is also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist. Her passion is providing services at both the beginning and end of life; within this range, emphasizing person-centered treatment and symptom management through music, particularly in dementia care. She strives to help individuals grow optimally and experience a full life.
A lover of animals, travel, and the outdoors, Katie continues to be an avid learner of the rich world of music therapy, choir repertoire, and psychology. Her favorite instrument is the piano. She loves to sing by the campfire and collect sea glass.
Laetitia Brundage received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy from Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, OR. She completed her internship at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, a pediatric burn care hospital. In addition to her time spent working in medical music therapy, she has experience working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities in both group and one on one settings. She has also worked with babies and toddlers in early childhood music settings. Most recently, Laetitia has discovered a love for working with post-combat veterans.
Outside of practicing music therapy, Laetitia enjoys writing her own music for piano and voice. She released an album, "Draw some Monsters", with her band Tik Tok in 2013. While being a new mom put the band on the back burner,she continues to write songs, often with her son improvising right along at the piano!
Laetitia has a strong passion for helping others find and harness their strengths through the power of music and human connection.
Shannon received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy with a minor in psychology from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She completed her clinical internship in San Diego, CA with The Music Therapy Center of California. During both her internship and practicum experience at Berklee, Shannon had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of populations and in a number of settings, including children, teens, and adults with special needs, older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a women’s shelter, and teens and adults recovering from traumatic brain injuries. She also participated in multiple choirs, jazz groups and bands, SAAVE – a club educating students on how to advocate for others in the community, the Berklee Music Therapy Club, and Berklee’s Rhythmical Movement – a group focused on learning about and facilitating drum circles.