Untitled Document


Judy Piazza

judypiazza@gmail.com
248-563-0049
www.resonanceandrhythms.com


Professional Experience
   
2005-Present
Coordinator of Public Programming, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
   
2000-Present
Independent contractor with various agencies, festivals, conference centers and schools as educator, workshop facilitator, music therapist and presenter offering: Rhythm and Song workshops; “Rhythms & Songs From Around the World” school residency programs; Performances; Frame Drum workshops; Healing Sound workshops. Includes work with Very Special Arts of MI, Wolftrap, Kennedy Center, Oakland University, Naropa Institute, and others.
   
200-2003
Artist in Residence, Bloomfield Hills Model High School.
   
1999-Present
Percussionist with Repercussions percussion ensemble.
   
1998-2000
Project Paradigm/Magicweavers Program Facilitator.
   
1998-2000
Director of Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, Oxford, Michigan.
   
1992-1998
Administrative Assistant and Project Coordinator of Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, Oxford, Michigan (including program facilitation and coordination & World Game Workshops).
   
1992-2000
Development Coordinator of Upland Hills School, Oxford, Michigan.
   
1990-Present
Facilitator of rhythm/vocal circles in my home and other locations, facilitator of music groups with children, teacher of guitar and percussion.
   
1985-1989
Regional Coordinator for foreign exchange student organization, I.E.F.
   
1985-1991
Assistant Naturalist and Music Teacher at Montessori Schools in Michigan.
   
1979-1982
Music therapist at Napa State Hospital, California.
   
1979
Creative arts therapist at Young Lives Home for emotionally disturbed children, St. Helena, California.
   
1976-1978
Music therapist at Psycho-Educational Center for children with communication disorders, Montclair, New Jersey.
   
1971-1976
Various music-related activities in special needs settings.

 

Educational Experience
   
1993-Present
Workshops, research and experiential learning in U.S., India, Brazil, Peru, and Central America on rhythm, sound, voice, healing, deep ecology, human consciousness and potential, mind/body/spirit connection, and alternative technologies with various world teachers.
   
1990
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan (Communications).
   
1979
B.A. in Music Therapy from Montclair State College, Montclair, New Jersey.

 

Professional Affiliations
   
1994-2000
Council Member of Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center.
   
1991-1997
Board Member of Upland Hills School.
   
1997
Cranbrook Science Museum Special Task Force.
   
1979-1985
National Association for Music Therapy - registered music therapist.

 

Personal Interests
   
World music, particularly vocal and percussive sound as used by indigenous peoples for healing and relatedness to Earth. My two sons; world travel; research; bicycling; health on every level; deep ecology and the nurturing/healing of our relationships to the natural world.