I’m a Music Therapist is written by Brea Murakami, MM, MT-BC. She is a board-certified music therapist and adjunct faculty member at Pacific University in Oregon.

Brea is interested in how music can positively impact emotion and memory and in connecting the science of music cognition to the clinical practice of music therapy. Email her directly HERE.

Brea Murakami, MT-BC


University of Miami

Master of Music in Music Therapy

Thesis: “Music as a mnemonic device for verbal recall in healthy older adults”

Chapman UniversityMagna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

Bachelor of Art in Psychology

Completed Neurologic Music Therapy Certification Training

Clinical Experiences


Communication Disorders, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease

Memory Loss and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Related Dementias


Post-surgical, Oncology, Physical Rehabilitation, Orthopedic, High-risk Pregnancy, Staff Wellness


In-patient, Out-patient, Adolescents

Professional Presentations

Click HERE for links to Brea’s latest talks and presentations.