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  Sarah jane Mason, MT-BC

Sarah jane is the owner of Life Rhythm Music Therapy, and a nationally board- certified Music Therapist.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music, concentration Music Therapy from California State University Northridge in 2008, and Associate degrees in Music and Liberal Studies from Santa Barbara City College in 2004. As a music therapist, Sarah jane incorporates her therapeutic and music skills with her clients utilizing piano, guitar, ukulele, percussion, and songwriting. She is a member of the American Music Therapy Association, and is Nationally Board Certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (Certification #09098). Always seeking more knowledge and evidence based understanding of her allied health profession, Sarah jane is required to maintain a minimum of 100 hours of continuing education every 5 years, for which she primarily has interest in the areas of early childhood, adolescence, Autism, and other Developmetal & Intellectual Disabilities

 

Music Therapy experience includes private practice, in-school, non-profit, and contract work. Her primary specialization is working with kids who have special needs, including those on the Autism Spectrum. She also provides private pay services to a wide range of clients including older adults with Alzheimer's, adults with Traumatic Brain Injury, and adults with Developmetal & Intellectual Disabilities. Sarah jane has been Board Certified since 2009 


Music teaching experience  Sarah jane has fourteen years of professional training in classical voice, putting an emphasis on jazz studies as well since 2002. She has been teaching voice & piano professionally since 2003, and is an avid songwriter of music for "littles" and adults. Her vocal coaching style incorporates classical training as a base, while also encouraging a contemporary repertoire, improvisation, instrument playing, and songwriting. Sarah jane also offers a Kids Rock! Music Program for ages 4-10, Adaptive Music Lessons for adults and kids with special needs, and piano for preschoolers through the WunderKeys program


Performance experience    Sarah jane is an accomplished performer in music and theater venues across the country. Her varied experience includes acclaimed chamber choirs with full symphony orchestra; front vocalist for funk and soul bands; sit ins with international touring bands; night club jazz singing with an emphasis on improvisation; and solo/duo singer-songwriter performances. Her eclectic performance experience includes appearances at Carnegie Hall in NYC with the New England Symphonic Ensemble; Disney Concert Hall in LA with Grammy Winner, Dianne Reeves, Terrance Blanchard and the LA Philharmonic; Johnny Depp’s Viper Room in Hollywood as a solo singer/songwriter; guest songwriter in the Frank Brown International Songwriting Festival; and many professional and community theater productions throughout the Southeast U.S.

 

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