Committee Chair: CJ Shiloh, MT-BC
Director of The Musical Autist
Go to About CJ to read her bio
Co-Chair: Lyndie Walker, MT-BC
Program Director/Grant Writer
Lyndie is a board-certified music therapist and Director of Clinical Services at Toneworks Music Therapy Services, LLC. She received a double Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and Music Performance from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Lyndie works as both a music therapist and adaptive lesson teacher with groups and individuals of all ages on the spectrum. As a teaching artist, she has been awarded grants for collaborations with several nonprofit organizations including Minneapolis Arts, Very Special Arts, and The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. As an avid supporter of neurodiversity and advocates, she has built partnerships with the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, The Autism Society of Minnesota, and The Music Therapy Association of Minnesota to promote accessibility to classical music through Sensory Friendly Concerts. With her experience in grant writing and collaborations with nonprofit organizations, Lyndie is a highly appreciated and valuable asset to the CoMT Team.
Blythe LaGasse, Ph.D
Continuing Education, SFC data analyst
Blythe LaGasse, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Colorado State. Blythe maintains a small private practice, where she works with children on the autism spectrum. She also provides music therapy services at Kris’ Camp – an intensive therapy day/overnight camp which presumes competence of their attendees while developing new and innovative autism accommodations. Blythe has been a music therapist for more than 11 years and has a particular interest in furthering music therapy research. She serves as the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Council Coordinator for Professional Practices, the Midwestern Region AMTA President, and is on the Music Therapy Perspectives Editorial Board. Blythe is also the founder of Music Therapy Research Blog, highlighting current research that is applicable to evidenced based music therapy practice. Blythe’s website for continuing education, Music Therapy & Neuro Ed, is where the course can be found on how to facilitate Sensory Friendly Concerts.
Angela Guerriero, PhD (ABD), MT-BC, RYT
Angela is a board certified music therapist, registered yoga teacher, and the director of Tempo! Music Therapy Services in Nutley, New Jersey, and in West Chester/Lacaster County Pennsylvania. She works with individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as those with developmental delays, and various other disabilities in the public schools as well as in the private clinical setting. Angela has her BS in music education, MA in music therapy, M.Ed. in special education, and her MM in music education. She is studying for her doctorate in Creative Arts in Therapy at Drexel University. She most recently founded a non-profit organization, the Tempo! Arts for Life Foundation.
Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC
Rachelle has been a board-certified music therapist since 2004. She is the owner of Soundscape Music Therapy, a private practice in Kansas City, and Soundscaping Source, an online resource and community for eldercare professionals. Rachelle is also active in the KC Alumnae chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota and the Kansas City Metro Music Therapists. That’s why both groups are co-sponsoring the Sensory Friendly Concert in Kansas City! Find Rachelle online at any of the above links.