Teaching Artist Statement
I believe in the importance of truly getting to know my students and working together to reach their individual goals, and I love that I work in the company of people who are similarly driven! I am a compassionate therapist and teacher, and I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to use music as a tool to help my clients achieve their potential.
Kari O'Briant, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist and has worked with a wide range of clients in various settings. She strives to be an advocate for music therapy and the individuals she serves, and constantly seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Kari is a member of the Massachusetts Music Therapy Alliance and is a national and regional member of the American Music Therapy Association. She joined the Creative Arts Therapies faculty at South Shore Conservatory in 2011.
Kari received her degree in Music Therapy from Radford University and completed internship training at the Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office in Newark, New York. A lover of learning, Kari will begin her Master of Music Therapy degree at Temple University in Fall 2015.
In addition to her music therapy work, Kari has completed Yoga for the Special Child Basic Teacher Training and is an Arts Specialist for SSC's ImagineARTS program.
Kari O'Briant, MT-BC has a degree in Music Therapy from Radford University and completed internship training at the Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office in Newark, New York. While a student, Kari studied flute privately with Leslie Marrs and Carla Copeland-Burns and was principal flute and piccolo for the Radford University Wind Ensemble. She joined the Creative Arts Therapies faculty at South Shore Conservatory in 2011.