Juan Robles-Gil Aleman MT-BC LMHC
Juan is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He obtained a double bachelors degree in Music Therapy and Music Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Juan obtained his Mental Health Counseling Masters degree from Hunter College in New York City. Juan is fluent in English, Spanish.
Juan is the director of the Lab For Learning Program at Art Beyond Sight where he coordinates a team of interdisciplinary art therapists to develop and implement art-and-music-focused life skill development curricula for students who are predominantly blind and visually impaired in public and private schools throughout New York City.
Additionally, Juan provides individual and couple’s psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in his private practice in Manhattan called Integrative Therapy Center.
Juan identifies with the integrative and holistic approach to healing which honors the mind-body-sprit connection and adheres to evidence-based practices. Through the use of music-focused interactions, Juan aims to provide his students with an engaging, fun, nurturing and a constructive relationship that builds on their strengths, honors their preferences and provides them with individualized structures that promote their creativity, growth and learning.
Juan has over 10 years of experience working with special needs children and adolescents including those with neuro-developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, motor impairment, blindness and low vision, as well as those with behavioral and emotional disregulation.
Musicamente, Music Teacher
Dan Wenger was born in Upper Manhattan and raised by two very musical parents. He began studying piano and trombone in his early youth through private lessons. He then attended LaGuardia High School for Performing and Visual Arts. At LaGuardia, he played in pop, jazz, orchestral and symphonic band settings. At this time, Dan developed a strong love for jazz music and other improvisational genres.
Dan received his B.A. in music with a minor in Environmental Studies from Ithaca College. During his time at IC, he performed and toured with a variety of bands, refined his understanding of music history, theory, performance and education, and volunteered as a visiting musician at a local assisted living home. The latter experience led him to discover the field of music therapy.
Dan is completing the second year of his masters degree at the prestigious music therapy program of SUNY New Paltz. He recently completed his music therapy training with students diagnosed with Autism at the Rebecca School in New York City. He works part-time supporting individuals with disabilities at assisted living residences. Dan has taught private music lessons to youth, spoken at elementary schools to encourage musical participation, and transcribed & arranged the songs for a music therapy songbook awaiting publication.
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