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Lisa Sandagata, MA, MT-BC

  • Degrees and StudiesBMus, Manhattanville: MA, Music Therapy, NYU

  • Music Conservatory of WestchesterFaculty since 1988
Music Therapy Institute Director of Outreach Services

Provides individual and group music therapy onsite and outreach.

Born in: New Haven, CT

Distinctions: Over 30 years of experience working as a music therapist with special needs individuals, Lisa also has extensive experience teaching piano and adapted instruction.    

Philosophy: "I learned early in my musical career that I was inspired and motivated to share music with others, using it as an avenue for connection, growth and change.  I believe in the power of music to affect change.  I believe in the innate musical nature of all individuals. My work involves providing a musical experience that is unique to each individual, helping them connect to themselves and others and helping them reach their highest potential in music and in life, Music is so versatile and so many elements of music can be manipulated. I love welcoming individuals into the music and observing the many different ways one can “be in music”.