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  Melissa Amy Hirokawa, M.M., MT-BC, NMT Fellow

                   Curriculum Vitae




                                               3100 S James Ave #3
                                            Minneapolis, MN 55408
                                                      (952) 240-6130
                                       melissahirokawa@g mail.co m
                                             liv ingspirittherapy.com
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July 2010
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EDUCATION
2006   Master of Music in Music Therapy. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, M ichigan.
2003   Music Therapy Equi valency. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, Mich igan.
1999   Bachelor of Arts. Majors Music and Environ mental Studies, minor Biology.
       Lake Forest College. Lake Forest, Illinois.


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CERTIFICATION
2008   Fellow, Academy of Neurol ogic Music Therapists, Center for Bio medical Research in Music,
       Fort Co llins, CO.
2003   Music Therapist-B oard Certified (MT-BC) by The Certification Board for Music Therap ists.
       Cert ification Nu mber: 06898
2001   Ki ndermusik® Educator, Kindermusik International. Greensboro, NC.


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ADVANCED TRAINING
2009   Level 1 Training in Gui ded Imagery and Music, and Music and Imagery for Wellness.
       Great Lakes Regional Conference, Minneapolis, M N.
2008   Neurologic Music Therapy Advanced Fell owshi p Training.
       Center for Bio med ical Research in Music, Fort Collins, CO.
2005   Hos pice and Palliati ve Care Music Therapy Institute. Center for Music Therapy in End of Life
       Care. Ne w Palt z, NY.
2006   Master of Music in Music Therapy. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
2003   Neurologic Music Therapy Institute. Minneapolis, M N.


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PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
2008   Li ving S pirit Therapy Services, LLC. (May 2008 – Present)
       Founder. Music Therapist. Kindermusik® Educator. Independent BeautiControl® Consultant.
       Practice focuses on the elderly, those with medical needs and issues, adu lt wellness, and
       intergenerational programming. Responsible for all areas of business including marketing, creation
       of accountability materials, website development, fiscal management, and facilitation of music
       therapy services, teaching classes, and product sales.
2008   Music Therapist, Redeemer Heal th and Rehab. (September 2008 – May 2010)
       Facilitate individual and group music therapy sessions including an intergenerational music
       therapy group and groups focusing on fall prevention, co mplete relevant documentation; and
       communicate resident needs and progress with the interdisciplinary treat ment team.
2004   Music Therapist, Hos pice of the Twin Cities. (September 2004 – May 2008)
       Facilitated music therapy sessions with patients and families; completed relevant documentation;
       and communicated patient needs and progress with the interdisciplinary t reatment team.
2004   Music Ther apist, J ones-Harrison Residence. (March 2004 – September 2004)
       Facilitated a variety of group and 1:1 music therapy programs to residents in rehabilitation, long-
       term care, memory care, hospice, and assisted living.
2004   Music Therapist, Presbyterian Homes of Roseville. (September 2003 – November 2004)
2003   Therapeutic Recreati on Coordinator, Walker Cityview. (June 2003 – February 2004)
       Facilitated a variety of group and 1:1 music therapy and therapeutic recreation programs;
       completed relevant documentation; and communicated resident needs and progress with the
       interdisciplinary treat ment team.
2002   Music Therapist, Kal amazoo Family and Chil dren Services Summer Program.



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2001   Ki ndermusik Educator. Kalamazoo, M I and Highland Park, MN. (2001 – 2004)
2000   Lead Respi te Worker, Kalamazoo Family and Chil dren Services. Kalamazoo, MI.
       (2000 – 2002). Assist adults and children with developmental d isabilities and/or emotional
       impairments with activities of daily liv ing, administer medicat ions, structure and facilitate group
       outings and daily activities, supervise respite workers, and supervise daily house functions.
2000   Communi ty Mental Health of Kalamazoo, MI. (2000 – 2002)
       Co mpleted training and certifications in Recip ient Rights, Work with People (Developmental
       Disabilit ies and Mental Illness), MANDT®, CPR, First Aid, Health, and Medications.
1997   Special Needs Counselor, Camp Lakeland. New York. (July – August 1997 and 1998)
1995   Special Sitter, Association for Retarded Citizens of Monroe County. Rochester, NY.
       (1995 – 1999)


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CLINICAL TRAINING
2002   Internshi p: Park Nicollet Health Services . Minneapolis, M N. (November 2002 – March 2003)
       Co mpleted 1040 hours including providing direct services to patients; documenting outcomes in
       patient charts, interdisciplinary rounds, and day program team meetings; completion of a research
       project on Parkinson’s disease; compilation of relaxation resources; and attending in -services.
        Methodist Hospital: Adult Oncology, Inpatient Hospice, Ho me Hospice, and Eating Disorders
            Institute; Struthers Parkinson’s Center Day Program and C.R.E.A.T.E. Singers
2001   Professional Fiel d Experience: Alliance Senior Day Services . Kalamazoo, MI.
       (January 2001 – April 2002). Developed a protocol for music therapy services and provided four
       hours per week of d irect service to groups and individuals within a Senior Day Program
       specializing in dementia.
2001   Practica Experiences Through Western Michigan Uni versity. Kalamazoo, MI.
       (January 2001 – April 2002). Each experience consisted of assessment, treatment planning, two
       hours of direct service per week, docu mentation, and supervision by board -certified music
       therapists.
        Borgess Adolescent Psychiatry; Bronson Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; child with cerebral
            palsy; Portage Northern High School: special education classroom; adult with mental
            disorder; Portage Central Elementary School: pre -primary impaired classroom; Gull Road
            Elementary School: special education, emotionally impaired classroom; Autumn
            House/Portage Active Day Center: adult day care.
1998   Internshi p: Institute for Therapy Through the Arts . Chicago, IL. (February 1998 – May 1998)
       Exp loratory internship through Chicago Arts Program. Observed and participated in 75 hours of
       music, art, and drama therapy sessions; observed Kindermusik classes; and researched disabilit ies.


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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
2003   Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy. (2003– present)
2002   Music Therapy Association of Minnesota. (2002 – present)
1999   American Music Therapy Association. (1999 – present)
2000   Ki ndermusik Internati onal. (2000 – 2004, 2008 – present)
2000   Western Michigan Uni versity, Student Music Therapists’ Association. Fundraising Chair,
       (2000 – 2002)




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MUSIC THERAPY PRESENTATIONS
2010   Fairview Ri dges/West Dak ota County Stroke Support Group: An Introduction to Music
       Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation. Burnsville, M N.
2010   Fairview Hospi tal "Celebrate Your Creati vi ty" Stroke Event: Music Therapy: A Doorway to
       Creativity, Expression, and Movement. Edina, M N.
2010   Uni versity of Mi nnesota Introducti on to Music Therapy Class: Music Therapy with the
       Elderly, Hospice, and Palliative Care. Minneapolis, MN.
2009   Care Provi ders of Mi nnesota Annual Convention and Expo: Benefits of Intergenerational
       Music Therapy Groups. Minneapolis, MN.
2009   11 th Annual American Music Therapy Association Conference: Intergenerational Music
       Therapy. San Diego, CA.
2009   Uni versity of Mi nnesota Introducti on to Music Therapy Class: Music Therapy and the
       Elderly. Minneapolis, MN.
2009   Great Lakes Regional Music Therapy Conference: Intergenerational Music Therapy.
       Bloomington, MN.
2009   Courage Center Arthritis Support Group: Ways to Improve Relaxation, Stress Management,
       Pain Control, and Sleep. Minneapolis, MN.
2008   Courage Center Fi bromyalgia Support Group: Music Therapy and Fibromyalgia: Ways to
       Improve Relaxation, Stress Management, Pain Control, and Sleep . Minneapolis, MN.
2008   “Life in Bl oom” Fairview Stroke Survi vors Group: An Introduction to Music Therapy in Stroke
       Rehabilitation. Ed ina, MN.
2008   Jones Harrison Residence Assisted Li ving: Physical, Cognitive, Psychosocial, Spiritual, and
       Behavioral Benefits of Music Therapy with the Elderly. Minneapolis, MN.
2007   Hos pice of the Twi n Cities: Music Therapy, a Holistic Approach to Improve Physical,
       Emotional, and Spiritual Comfort at End of Li fe. Ply mouth, MN.
2007   Mi nnesota Health and Housing Alliance Institute for Ol der Adult Services: The Clinical Use
       of Music Therapy. Minneapolis, M N.
2006   8 th Annual American Music Therapy Association Conference: Survey of Financial Aspects,
       Staffing, and Service Trends of Music Therapy in Hospice Programs. Kansas City, M O.
2006   Care Provi ders of Mi nnesota Annual Convention and Expo: Music Therapy, a Holistic
       Approach to Improve Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Comfort at End of Li fe. M inneapolis,
       MN.
2004   Substitute Faculty Member: Allied Team Training in Parkinson’s Disease.
       Presented on Neurologic Music Therapy techniques in the interdisciplinary treat ment of
       Parkinson’s Disease. Attendees included music, physical, and occupational therapists; speech
       language pathologists; social workers; nurses, physicians, and physician assistants. Houston, TX.
2004   Jones Harrison Residence: What is Music Therapy and How Can it Improve Quality of Life?
       Minneapolis, MN.
2002   Instructor: Western Michigan Uni versity: Seminar High School Music Camp: Introduction to
       Music Therapy. Kalamazoo, M I.
2002   Western Michigan Uni versity: Music Therapy in Holistic Health. Kalamazoo, MI.
2001   Lake Forest College Music Depar tment: Introduction to Music Therapy. Lake Forest, IL.




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PUBLICATIONS
2006   A Survey of Financial As pects, Staffing, and Service Trends of Music Therapy in Hospice
       Programs. Available online at liv ingspirittherapy.com.


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HONORS, AWARDS, AND SCOLARSHIPS
2002   National Society Daughters of the Am. Revoluti on Occupational Therapy Scholarshi p.
       (2002-2003)
2002   Birmingham Musicale Music Therapy Schol arship. (2002 – 2003)
2001   Kalamazoo AMB UCS Li ving Endowment Scholarshi p for Music Therapy. (2001 – 2002)
1999   Senior Prize in Music. Lake Forest College. Lake Forest, IL.
1998   Member of the Academic Advisory Board for Lake Forest College music department.
       Lake Fo rest, IL. (1998-1999)
1995   Deerpath Merit Scholarshi ps. Lake Forest College. (1995 – 1999)
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MUSIC PERFORMANCE
1998   Derriere Guard Festi val Orchestra, Ch icago, Illinois.
1997   Northbrook and El mhurst Symphonies. Substitute member. Northbrook and Elmburst, IL.
       (1997 – 1998)
1995   Lake Forest College orchestra, jazz ensemble, woodwi nd ensemble, chorus. Lake Forest, IL
       (1995 – 1999)
1995   Solo recitals on saxophone and bassoon. Lake Forest, IL and Kalamazoo, MI. (1995 – 1998,
       2000– 2002)
1995   Masterclasses on saxophone and bassoon with members of the Ch icago Sy mphony Orchestra
       and Lake Forest Co llege music faculty. Lake Fo rest, IL. (1995 – 1999)




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