Amanda Maestro-Scherer, MA, SCMT, MT-BC
Amanda is a native of Ithaca, New York and graduated in 2007 with cum laude honors 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 in 2014, and conducted research for her thesis on original songwriting with parents of hospitalized infants.
Amanda has worked in a variety of settings during her career including hospice care, mental health, children with special needs, and refugee youth, as well as adult addiction recovery and individuals with eating disorders. She is now the team lead music therapist and internship director at Primary Children’s Hospital. Amanda has specialized training in NICU music therapy, and has studied Neurologic Music Therapy and Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy. Her approach is music-centered, and she specializes in songwriting and improvisational 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, where he worked with children with special needs, and continued on with the company for a year following his internship.
Spencer then relocated tot he San Francisco Bay Area where he ran his own private practice for 5 years and worked with children, teens, and young adults with special needs. Spencer has participated in work that's been published in peer reviewed journals Music Therapy Perspectives and Arts and Psychotherapy. He joined the music therapy team at Primary Children's Hospital in 2015.
Kayla Zuckerman, SCMT, MT-BC
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Kayla graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami in 2014 with her bachelor's degree in music therapy and psychology. She completed her internship at Primary Children's Hospital and after completing her internship she worked for various private practices, behavioral health programs, the Utah State Developmental Center, and the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. Kayla has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations including pediatrics, special needs, hospice, and substance abuse, and has a passion for working with children. She has been working full time at Primary Children’s Hospital since 2015.