a multi-facted musician, martha is pianist, coach, educator, and guest lecturer.

Martha has achieved a wide reputation as educator, performer, presenter, and advocate. She has performed as piano and harpsichord soloist with orchestras across the country, and spent 26 years on the faculty of the Cadek Conservatory in Chattanooga.

For the past decade she has explored factets of how music can be utilized for therapeutic as well as aesthetic ends. She is a frequent guest speaker at international, national, and regional conferences discussing the use of biomendical music techniques for challenged children.

Martha is a huge advocate for the benefits of music in the home, the school room, the concert hall, and the therapeutic community. Music and the playing of musical instruments has incredibly positive affects on the neural network that can last a lifetime, even with only a small amount of exposure to playing or reading music as a child.

music therapy enthusiast

Martha is the Executive Director and founder of the 501c3 nonprofit organization Music Therapy Gateway In Communications, Inc (MTGIC), an organization dedicated to the advocacy of biomedical music techniques working with persons with special needs. Biomedical music techniques assist persons with motor, speech, and cognition issues. Please use the following links to discover more information.

To help disseminate this important information, Martha has created presentations lasting from one to four hours depending on the audience level to provide overview information to parents, educators and therapeutic medical staff. She has advocated for the cause of music in therapy at pre-concert lectures, special workshops, conferences, and in-teacher training sessions.


2018 -
Empirical Methods in Music Research, Ohio State University.
2008 -
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), University of Kansas.
2005 -
Fellowship level training, Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, Colorado State University.
2002 -
Member level training, Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, Colorado State University.
1996 -
Master of Music, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
1983 -
Bachelor of Music, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.

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technology geek

In addition to her musical careers, Martha has enjoyed working in both the professional and personal worlds of computer development. She develops and maintains her own and other websites and keeps up to date on computer development trends.

fiber artist - quilter and weaver

Pictures will be posted in the blog section of this website of completed fiber art related pictures including quilted and woven items. Please note these items are not for sale.
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