Ciara Shupe
Ciara graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in May 2018 with a degree in Music Therapy and a concentration in voice.  Her practicum experiences were with ESL kindergarteners, adolescents and teens diagnosed with autism, adolescents diagnosed with Down Syndrome, adolescents diagnosed with Smith Magenis Syndrome, teens with intellectual delays, adults with developmental delays, geriatrics with Alzheimer’s and dementia, long term hospital patients, adolescents with mental health diagnoses, and adults diagnosed with cancer. Ciara will start her internship in June 2018 and plans one day to open her own private practice that is home to multiple types of therapy. 

Christopher Byrd


            Audrey Reynolds
Audrey Reynolds, MT-BC is a Board Certified Music Therapist with specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy.  She completed her requisite clinical and academic coursework at Appalachian State University and completed her internship at Allegro Music Therapy and Education Services. She greatly enjoys working with clients of all ages and has a special interest in working with individuals with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, including dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, developmental delays, and autism.  She received a B.A. in Music from UNC Charlotte, with a concentration in voice, and minors in dance and theatre.  She received a B.S. in Human Biology from North Carolina State University.  Audrey attended medical school at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, working towards the M.D. degree.  During her first semester of studies, Audrey reassessed her career goals and realized that music was missing from her life and her career choice!  She is delighted to be practicing in a helping profession that combines her passion for music and biological sciences.


​​​​Jane Maydian MT-BC, NMT

Board Certified Music Therapist / Neurologic Music Therapist

Jane Maydian is a nationally board certified music therapist and certified Neurologic Music Therapist.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Queens College and has completed graduate work in Music , Music Therapy and Counseling at Georgia State University, and the University of Florida.  In addition to her MT-BC and NMT certifiacations she has completed Orff Level II training and is a Remo Endorsed Healthrhythms facilitator.

 With over twenty years experience as a music therapist and music educator, Jane has worked with a wide variety of populations ranging in age from infants through geriatrics.  She also serves individuals with physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities. Her research on music and memory has been presented nationally by both the American Association of Music Therapy and the National Association of Music Teachers.

 She has facilitated corporate team building and group empowerment with Florida Power and Light, Grummund, Pratt & Whitney, Palm Beach County Schools, Martin County Schools, among others.  She has guest lectured at both UNCG and Bennet College and has provided workshops and inservices for numerous groups.

            Ashley Taul
Ashley Taul, MMT, MT-BC, is a Board Certified Music Therapist and a certified Neurologic Music Therapist. Ashley graduated with her Masters of Music Therapy from Appalachian State University in August 2015, and enjoys working with a variety of populations. Ashley specializes in working with children and adults with emotional and behavioral disorders, neurological disorders, and has worked in an inpatient rehabilitation unit in a children hospital. One of Ashley’s favorite parts about being a Music Therapist is getting to supervise and help Music Therapy students grow and learn. Ashley has a passion for music and enjoys bringing music to her clients. 

Chris graduated from Old Dominion University in December 2013 with a degree in Spanish and East Carolina University in December 2017 with a degree in Music Therapy and a concentration in saxophone.  His practicum experiences were teen substance abuse, geriatrics, respiratory rehabilitation, and the children's hospital.  Chris is beginning his internship in January 2018 and afterward he hopes to combine music therapy and language acquisition study to teach English as a second language.

            Sarah Gaddy
Sarah Gaddy is a nationally board-certified music therapist and loves working with a variety of ages and client populations. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Therapy with a concentration in voice from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. Sarah has clinical experience working with clients of many different diagnoses including, but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, psychiatric disorders, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. She is passionate about music therapy and enjoys helping people through using evidence-based music techniques and interventions. Sarah is proficient in voice, guitar, and piano and she hopes to use her musical gifts and music therapy training to impact many people’s lives as they experience the health benefits of such a powerful thing: music!

"Positive outcomes through the power of music"

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