Teaching Artist Statement
My goal as a music therapist and an educator is to constantly immerse myself in different artistic disciplines, as I believe that creativity is a result of a life-long journey of exploration and self-discovery. I know what positive impact music has had in my life, and I aim to use all the valuable skills that I have gained to help my clients and students grow through music. As a music therapist, I apply my artistry to create music with my client right at that moment. Together, we build a unique, individualized experience to meet their creative, social and emotional needs.
A native from Singapore, Grace’s musical journey began at the age of seven when she started taking formal piano lessons. As an undergraduate at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Grace worked with people of all ages as a student therapist in a wide variety of developmental, medical, and mental health needs in educational, community, and healthcare settings. In addition, her accumulated work experiences on campus as an orientation leader, English-Mandarin translator, and English as a Second Language tutor has prepared her to manage diverse groups of people with different needs from various cultures.
Grace completed her internship at Sherrill House (Jamaica Plain, MA) and South Shore Conservatory (Hingham, MA), and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology.