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I am passionate about helping others, and I hope my site can be of service.  I believe that music is for all, and I enjoy teaching students of all ages and abilities.  I have over 20 years of teaching experience from private lessons on violin and piano, to collegiate music theory classes.  My musical training began early with piano and violin lessons at the age of 4, and continued with choir and orchestra throughout my education. In my freetime I enjoy learning ukulele, watching movies, reading, writing, and working on my blog and podcast, Creative Peacemeal


Ms. Takaishi is a Board Certified-Music Therapist, and Neurologic  Music Therapist, with a Masters of Arts in Music Therapy from Montclair State. During her time at Montclair she was involved in the Music Therapy Student Organization, and actively taught music lessons in the John J. Cali Preparatory Center for the Arts.  Her internship was at the prestigious Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City.  During her internship Ms. Takaishi worked in the Pediatrics, NICU, Orthopedics, and Palliative Care departments in addition to receiving specialized training in the Music and Health Clinic. Ms. Takaishi also holds a Masters of Education in Music from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she specialized in strings teaching K-12.  She currently resides in Texas, working as a music therapist, and educator, as well as a contributor for West Music's Music ConstructED program, and serves on the Texas State Task Force.

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