Amanda Maestro-Scherer, MA, MT-BC
Amanda is a native of Ithaca, New York and graduated cum laude in 2007 from the music therapy program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her Master's Degree in Music Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and conducted her thesis research at Primary Children’s Hospital on the meaning and experience of an original lullaby for parents of hospitalized infants. Amanda has studied clinical improvisation, neurologic music therapy, and Neonatal ICU music therapy. Her approach is music-centered, and she specializes in songwriting and improvisational music therapy. She is currently serving as the clinical internship director for the music therapy program.
Shaundra Cragun, MT-BC
Shaundra is from North Ogden and graduated magna cum laude from the music therapy program at Utah State University in 2012. Before joining the team here at Primary Children’s Hospital, she spent a year and a half working extensively with adult patients and their families in a hospice setting, as well as family-oriented addiction recovery programs, youth support programs, community grief groups and more, giving her the opportunity to reach a diverse demographic of Northern Utah through the important field of music therapy.
Spencer Hardy, MT-BC
Spencer Hardy is originally from Massachusetts, where he attended Berklee College of Music, graduating in 2007. He completed his internship at Music To Grow On Music Therapy Services in Sacramento, CA working with children with special needs, continuing on with the company for a year afterwards. Spencer then relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where he ran his own private practice for 5 years, working with children, teens, and young adults with special needs. Spencer has participated in work that has been published in the peer reviewed journals Music Therapy Perspectives and Arts and Psychotherapy. He joined the music therapy team at Primary Children's Hospital in 2015.
Kelsie Smalley, MT-BC
Kelsie is originally from Fort Collins, CO, and graduated from the music therapy program at Utah State University in 2013. She completed her internship at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, and has since expanded her music therapy practice to various settings. Kelsie works extensively with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in medical settings such as Primary Children's Hospital and South Davis Community Hospital. She also works with hospice care, individuals with special needs, as well as several Behavioral Health units across Northern Utah. In addition, Kelsie is working toward certification in Neonatal ICU music therapy.