Meet the Team

Leadership

Nikki Lanza

Nikki Lanza

Clinical Director

Madison Michel

Madison Michel

Education Director

Annie Roberson

Annie Roberson

Internship Supervisor

Jordan Tenpas

Jordan Tenpas

Internship Supervisor

Music Therapists

Jordan Bailey

Jordan Bailey

Music Therapist

Ashley Bautista

Ashley Bautista

Music Therapist

Taylor Cockrum

Taylor Cockrum

Music Therapist

Haruki Nunn

Haruki Nunn

Music Therapist

Austin Shugart

Austin Shugart

Music Therapist

Isabelle Spence

Isabelle Spence

Music Therapist

Victor Torres

Victor Torres

Music Therapist

Music Therapy Interns

 

Margeaux Brode

Margeaux Brode

Intern

Jen Wilson

Jen Wilson

Intern

Nikki Lanza,

Clinical Director

Nikki Lanza headshot
Nikki Lanza headshot

Nikki Belshe Lanza, MNLM, MT-BC, Sound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Specialist, is the founder and Clinical Director of Heart and Harmony Music Therapy. She is also founder and current President of the Board for the Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund, a nonprofit founded in 2019 to increase access to music therapy in Texas

Nikki has a Masters of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree from Arizona State University, and Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Vocal Studies from Sam Houston State University. Nikki is a board-certified music therapist (#08938) and was recognized as one of Fort Worth’s Forty Under Forty in 2020. She currently serves on the board of directors for Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Nikki has worked primarily with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2009. She was a participant in The Arc of Texas Partners in Disability Leadership program for 2021. Nikki is passionate about autonomy and human rights.

Nikki cares deeply about professional sustainability and is invested in not only creating a healthy work environment for her own employees, but also empowering other therapists throughout the region to be aware of healthy, ethical, sustainable professional practices so that they can thrive. Nikki cares about a whole slew of things including private practice ethics; racial, gender, and disability equity; reimbursement, funding, and accessibility of music therapy; birth equity and Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth.

You can probably find Nikki somewhere outdoors: digging in the garden, watching birds, reading in the hammock, or – most likely – being chased by her kiddos.

Jordan Bailey,

Music Therapist

Jordan Bailey MT-BC headshot
Jordan Bailey MT-BC headshot

Jordan Bailey, MT-BC, Neonatal ICU Music Therapist, is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He completed his coursework in music therapy at The University of Alabama. His primary instrument is voice, but he also enjoys playing the trombone. At UA, Jordan participated in many music ensembles including the University Chorus, the University Singers, the UA Trombone Choir, and The Million Dollar Band. He served as Research Chair of the Capstone Music Therapy Association for two years and the Vice President of the University Singers, which is the UA school of music’s premier vocal ensemble.His clinical experience includes populations involving premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders (EDBD), adults in the oncology unit of a local hospital, older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in an assisted living facility, and an adaptive pop ensemble of high school students that included students with IDD and EDBD.

Jordan enjoys musical theater, watching TV shows on Netflix, playing games such as Taboo and Phase 10 with family and friends, and attempting to cook in his free time.

He is extremely excited for the opportunity to work in the DFW community with the team at Heart and Harmony Music Therapy.

Ashley Bautista,

Music Therapist

Ashley Bautista headshot
Ashley Bautista headshot

Ashley Bautista, MT-BC, is originally from Illinois and received her bachelors in music therapy from Illinois State University in 2021 with an emphasis in voice. Ashley also has experience on guitar, piano, ukulele, and the viola. Ashley completed her music therapy internship with Denton ISD in the summer of 2022. She is currently enrolled at Texas Woman’s University to obtain her master’s degree in Child Life. 

Ashley has worked with many client populations including Autism, ID, ED/BD, visual/hearing impairments, early education, and older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

In her free time, Ashley loves to travel, hike, and spend time with her family and dog. She is so excited to join the Heart and Harmony team and serve the DFW community!

Taylor Cockrum,

Music Therapist

Taylor Cockrum MT-BC headshot
Taylor Cockrum MT-BC headshot

Taylor Cockrum, MT-BC graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University with her primary instrument as voice. She completed her internship with Heart and Harmony in Summer 2020. 

Taylor’s clinical experience includes working with children, teens, and adults with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities, older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and people of all ages in a range of mental health settings including trauma, substance abuse, and behavioral disorders. 

Additionally, she became a Sound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Specialist in August 2020, and hopes to pursue further education and training to help support mothers and their babies through music throughout pre- and post-natal stages of pregnancy. 

When she is not singing or playing music, Taylor loves traveling around the world, musical theatre, sunflowers, drinking lots of coffee, and petting lots of dogs! She is passionate about inclusivity, representation, learning new things, and providing access to music (therapy AND education) services. Taylor is beyond excited to be able to serve clients with the Heart and Harmony team!

Madison Michel,

Education Director

Madison Michel MM MT-BC headshot
Madison Michel MM MT-BC headshot

Madison Michel, MM, MT-BC, Neonatal ICU Music Therapistgraduated from The University of Alabama with her BM in Music Therapy with a principle in voice in 2015, interned with Heart and Harmony Music Therapy. While working as a therapist for Heart and Harmony, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her MM in Music Therapy from Colorado State University (distance) in December 2020. In addition, she has been honored as a DFW Child Magazine Mom-Approved Therapist two years in a row (2019-2020). Madison has been supervising interns since July 2017 and is now the Heart and Harmony Education Director with a vision to create a dynamic, supportive, and challenging environment that pushes each intern and practicum student to develop into a passionate and competent professional.

Madison specializes in a neurodevelopmental sensory-based treatment approach that uses the puzzle pieces of music, research, and therapeutic experience to target the individual needs of each client. She believes in lifelong learning and is currently independently studying the neurodevelopmental impacts of stress.

In addition to her work at Heart and Harmony, Madison has presented at both regional and national music therapy conferences and enjoys presenting in her community. She has worked for Adam’s Camp Colorado and Adam’s Camp Alaska on a multidisciplinary therapy team for both children with ASD and genetic disorders. Madison is proud to be a third generation music therapist and is currently pursuing historical research on her grandfather, Dr. Donald E. Michel, a pioneer in music therapy who began practicing in 1950.

Outside of music therapy, Madison enjoys spending time with her fiance and pets, board game nights, and hiking trips.

Madison was interviewed for Thrive, part of DFW Child Magazine.

Haruki Nunn,

Music Therapist

Haruki Nunn Heart and Harmony Music Therapy Intern
Haruki Nunn Heart and Harmony Music Therapy Intern

Haruki Nunn was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She started playing the piano at the age of four. After high school, she moved to California to pursue her BA in liberal arts with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Soka University of America. She also studied abroad in Strasbourg, France, for one semester, where she learned how music can support communication among people as well as building a community. Then, she completed her coursework in music therapy at Berklee College of Music with her primary instrument as piano. She has many experiences of accompanying chorus groups, vocalists as well as instrumentalists and performing a solo.    

Haruki’s clinical experience includes adolescents with special needs, early children with a variety of developmental and physical needs, older adults with dementia and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

During her free time, Haruki loves traveling around the world, camping with her family and friends, exploring new cafes and eating and cooking something new! She is delighted to join Heart and Harmony and excited to serve the DFW community!

Annie Roberson,

Internship Supervisor

Annie Roberson MT-BC headshot
Annie Roberson MT-BC headshot

Annie Roberson, MT-BC, Neonatal ICU Music TherapistSound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Specialist, completed her music therapy coursework at the University of Alabama with a primary instrument of trumpet. Annie completed her internship with Heart and Harmony in the fall of 2018. She is a professional member of Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN).

Annie’s clinical experience includes NICU infants, children, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, children and teens with emotional and behavioral disorders, adults in oncology units, and adults with dementia in memory care units. Annie completed her Sound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Specialist in July 2019 and is excited to support parents and babies in the DFW area.

In her free time, Annie enjoys watching the Nashville Predators play hockey, the Alabama Crimson Tide win national championships, crocheting, and being in the great outdoors.

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Annie is thrilled to serve the DFW community with the incredible team of Heart and Harmony therapists!

Austin Shugart,

Music Therapist

Austin Shugart
Austin Shugart

Austin Shugart, MT-BC, is a Board Certified Music Therapist and music lessons instructor that graduated with a BS in Music Therapy at Texas Woman’s University.  Austin has worked with an abundance of client populations including geriatric rehabilitation, juvenile detention, medical rehabilitation, end of life care, children, and a wide array of clients on the Autism Spectrum during his degree program. Austin has also been a part of several musical events such as live gigs, musicals, all-state choir, church choruses, and music therapy sessions. He dreams of one day allowing music to spread joy to others as it has brought him, and by doing so, creating a warm and loving environment to make and create music.

Austin teaches beginner voice, guitar, piano, and ukulele. For Austin, it does not matter what skill level you are at, as long as you are passionate about making music, he is more than willing to help you on your journey. Whether it is something as simple as learning how to sing or play songs around a campfire, or trying to audition for musicals or solos, he is always up for the challenge!

In his free time, Austin enjoys reading fantasy, science-fiction, and mystery novels, drinking matcha lattes with oat milk, watching anime and sit-coms, and playing video games with friends! 

Isabelle Spence,

Music Therapist

Isabelle Spence Music Therapy Intern Heart and Harmony Music Therapy
Isabelle Spence Music Therapy Intern Heart and Harmony Music Therapy

Isabelle Spence, MT-BC graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in music therapy and a minor in psychology in December 2021. Isabelle is passionate about performing on her primary instrument, the flute, and she has performed as an ensemble member and as a soloist across the United States. Isabelle completed her internship with Heart and Harmony in the fall of 2021.

Isabelle’s clinical experience includes premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), adults with cerebral palsy (CP), children and adults with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD), older adults with dementia, and school-aged children in inclusive classrooms. She also teaches adaptive voice and guitar lessons.

During her free time, Isabelle enjoys backpacking, reading, baking, and travelling. She has two cats named Pickles and Olive. Isabelle is excited to join the Heart and Harmony team and serve the DFW community.

Jordan Tenpas,

Internship Supervisor

Jordan Tenpas MT-BC headshot
Jordan Tenpas MT-BC headshot
Jordan Tenpas, MT-BC, completed her music therapy coursework at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  In addition to her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, Jordan pursued a dual degree in school and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  Her primary instrument is voice, and she loved singing with the Meadows Choral Ensembles and Meadows Opera Theatre.

 

Jordan completed her internship in Fall of 2019 at Austin State Hospital where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health diagnoses.  Her additional clinical experience includes children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, older adults with dementia, early childhood groups, adult oncology patients, and children and adolescents with learning differences.

 

When not at work, Jordan enjoys spending time with friends, reading, watching TV or movies, cooking, and swimming. Jordan loves DFW and is excited to be working with the Heart and Harmony team!

Victor Torres,

Music Therapist

Victor Torres, MT-BC
Victor Torres, MT-BC

Victor Torres, MT-BC, is a native Texan and has lived in the DFW area for the better part of his life. He developed his prowess as a musician by first starting in choir in the first grade. There he began his musical journey where he met wonderful mentors and teachers that sharpened his skills and continued to raise his musicianship to the next level. Along the way, Victor has performed in many contexts from the late-night open mic nights to performing alongside English rock band, The Rolling Stones on their ZipCode tour.

Victor’s love for music led him to earn his BA in Audio Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. After earning this degree, Victor spent time recording artists, playing shows around the DFW, releasing music, and sharing his talents in a Recreational Department at a local psych hospital. After a few years of working with this hospital and connecting with his childhood volunteer work, Victor decided to change course and use music for the betterment of others. He has since completed his coursework at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana as part of earning the credential MT-BC (Music Therapist), an internship with Heart and Harmony, and is humbled to be with the Heart and Harmony team as a music therapist.

 When Victor is not making music, you can find him camping near a 14er in the San Juan Mountains in CO, spending time with family and friends playing some good ol’ Nintendo, or tearing up a local skate park.

Margeaux Brode,

Music Therapy Intern

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Margeaux Brode head shot

Margeaux Brode, Music Therapy Intern, is a DFW native who is receiving her BS in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University with an emphasis in voice. She has been in various bands and choirs from an early age and hopes to make similar experiences available to musicians of all abilities. 

She has worked with children of all ages for twelve years and held leadership experience with teens and young adults for six. Margeaux’s clinical music therapy experience involves children and young adults with ASD, older adults in a nursing facility, and teens experiencing incarceration, with sessions being held both in person and via telehealth. 

Margeaux is very excited to be interning at Heart and Harmony. When not making music, Margeaux enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and watching the sunset from parking garages.

Jen Wilson,

Music Therapy Intern

Jen Wilson, Music Therapy Intern headshot
Jen Wilson, Music Therapy Intern headshot

Jen Wilson, Music Therapy Intern, was born and raised in Morris, Alabama but now considers Tupelo, Mississippi her home. She completed her coursework at the University of Alabama with her primary instrument as piano. During her time at Bama, she participated in the Concert Band and University Chorus ensembles. She also served as the secretary and events coordinator of the Capstone Music Therapy Association. Her clinical experience includes working with premature infants in the neonatal ICU, children in early childhood school readiness groups, elementary and middle school-aged children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and emotional-behavioral disorders, young adults with IDDs in transition support, adults in a psychiatric facility, adults with cerebral palsy, adults with traumatic brain injuries, older adults with dementia in an assisted living facility, and adults in palliative care.

Jen enjoys mountain and road biking, watching the latest Netflix shows, and playing board games with her family. She looks forward to gaining experience as a music therapy intern and serving the DFW community!

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What Our Clients Say

I recommend Heart & Harmony to any family with children and our experience with how they work with neurodivergence and learning differences, how much autonomy and trust they give students, and how supportive they have been of his learning plan has been a total game changer. If I had to cancel every other therapy or support, H&H is the one I would keep.

– Lizzie M.

What Our Clients Say

My son loves music and loves his music therapists. They are a part of our family and a huge part of my son’s progress over the past four years.

– Nicole R.

What Our Clients Say

They are OT, speech, and lots of fun all rolled into one. When they are here, my girl can be heard loud and clear. We love these people.

– Lora C.

What Our Clients Say

I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for having used music therapy to get me through my VBAC. This delivery changed my life!

– Lindsey C.

What Our Clients Say

It is such a blessing to have our son work with Heart and Harmony… It really is so much more than just music.

– Christina C.

What Our Clients Say

Heart and Harmony has outstanding music therapists who are highly trained in their field. Highly recommend them!

– Leigh Anne S.

We believe in what we do. We do it with passion.

Heart and Harmony Music Therapy is a team of like-minded music therapists and music therapy interns who are committed to providing accessible, high-quality music therapy services to the Dallas – Fort Worth community.

When you work with Heart and Harmony Music Therapy, you help us provide our employees with important benefits like health insurance – something that contracted music therapists often don’t have access to. At Heart and Harmony, we believe that top-notch therapy is only possible when therapists and clients alike have top-notch support.

Heart and Harmony believes in honoring the self-identities of our clients. We build upon our clients’ strengths, meeting them where they are and celebrating with them as they grow. We are passionate about client autonomy and the accessibility of our services. We offer flexibility by making services available in-home or in-studio to provide a least restrictive environment. We work with individuals on the Texas CLASS and YES Medicaid waiver programs and also accept private pay clients. Payment plans are available to increase accessibility to the benefits of music therapy. 

Heart and Harmony therapists sitting in Nikki's living room, playing music. Nikki and Jordan are sitting on a green couch, playing ukulele and drum. Madison is sitting on an ottoman playing a stringed instrument.