In this episode, Isabelle brings the worlds of Music Therapy and Product Management together. We talk about problem solving, finding MT as a second career, and adaptive lessons.

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As a concert pianist, Isabelle has studied, attended piano festivals, and performed in recitals and chamber music concert series in San Francisco, Tokyo, Paris, San Diego, New York, and Italy. Additionally, she’s worked with educators and artists as a collaborative pianist with the most recent works being the Fire Organ and Cymatics Sculpture through Guerilla Science as well as Andantino, a chamber music concert series designed for families.

Isabelle obtained her degrees in Music and Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts with a minor in Cognitive Science from University of California, San Diego. Her primary teachers include Yoshikazu Nagai (San Francisco Conservatory of Music), Stefani Walens, and János Négyesy. Isabelle led a career in tech start-ups in San Francisco for a decade outside of music performances. During that time, she built user-centered products of large-scale data projected from machine learning algorithms and developed cross-functional and multitasking skills which have been invaluable. She is currently in the process of completing her music therapy equivalency certification at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College towards becoming a MT-BC.

With experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, adults with intellectual disabilities and neurological impairments, and now in the pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center, it is her desire to use music to serve children and families.

Find Isabelle at and on Instagram @musicandtales.

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