Orange Coast Music Therapy - "Music is what feelings sound like..."
Welcome to
Orange Coast Music Therapy
Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC
 Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow
ph.  (949)496-1756

Welcome to our page. My life has always been filled with music. It has spoken to AND for me, soothed me and helped me connect with others.  I am passionate about helping others through the powerful tool of music.
Enjoy our site.  We would like to help you find your better self through making music.                      -Karen Skipper

       Orange Coast Music Therapy offers:

  • Group music therapy sessions
  • Individual music therapy sessions
  • Health Rhythms group drumming protocol
  • Educational seminars and inservice (Contact Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, NMT for a list of topics)

Holiday Music is everywhere.  In an article from the Wall Street Journal, noted author, "Daniel Levitin" explains why we both love and hate it

***On the "Slide Show" Page***
South OC Tremble Clefs "Star Spangled Concert" excerpt.

Meet Our Therapists

Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, NMT Fellow,owner/administrator, is a Board Certified Music Therapist who has maintained a thriving private music therapy practice in Orange County for 30 years.  She is a member of the American Music Therapy Association, a fellow of the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy and holds certification with the Certification Board for Music Therapists.  Ms. Skipper has vast experience with geriatric clients including diagnoses of Alzheimers disease, CVA, Parkinsons disease and depression.  She has also worked with people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders and persons on the autism spectrum. Karen's advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy gives her specialized expertise in the use of music to address neurologic issues such as CVA, Parkinson's disease and traumatic brain injury. Karen is a sought after speaker at educational seminars, conventions, service clubs, support groups and hospitals on a variety of topics relating to music therapy and conditions of the elderly. 
Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, NMT believes that anybody can benefit from making music. 

Kaitlin Morrill
Music Therapy Intern
Kaitlin is a SoCal resident who just finished up her music therapy course work at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.  
Her major instrument was flute, but Kaitlin also plays guitar and sings.  After completion of a 1200 hour internship, she will be eligible to sit for the national Music Therapy Board Certification Exam.

Vicki Hurst, MT-BC, is passionate about the use of music in healing.  She specializes in the use of music in combination with yoga to promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness.  Her music and yoga programs can be adapted for any age group from children to geriatrics.Additionally, Vicki uses a variety of musical mediums to help clients, young or old, to achieve therapeutic goals.  She incorporates movement, drumming, singing and the use of a variety of instruments to find the appropriate tool to help each individual client.She also has experience in teaching adaptive piano and has maintained an instructional studio for 20 years. 

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