Alison Mahal

Alison is currently enrolled in the Graduate Equivalency and MME in Music Therapy program at the University of Kansas. She has a BME in Music Education from Southern Methodist University where she completed Orff Schulwerk Levels I-III and a masterclass. She has contributed to the American Orff Schulwerk Association’s publications: Reverberations and The Orff Echo. Prior to coming to music therapy, she taught K-5 music for five years and is now in her 8th year of teaching private lessons. Her current research interest is on the applications of clinical wisdom and lived experiences of neurodivergent music therapists. Alison loves long hikes with her dog, Lily, reading, traveling, and spending time with her spouse, Vineel.

The interns at Music To Grow On get hands on experience working with clients of every age and a variety of diagnoses. As interns at a mobile company, interns also inherently get to know the entire Greater Sacramento Area, since they’re driving around it every day!

With experience working with clients, parents, and professionals in other disciplines, the students completing their internship with Music To Grow On gain the skills necessary to enter the professional field of Music Therapy with knowledge and confidence.