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CORINNE PICKETT, MA, MT-BC

Founder and Owner

Corinne is a board-certified music therapist with experience working in various clinical settings. 

 

Corinne graduated from Utah State University with a BS in Music Therapy. She completed her internship at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minnesota working with older adults in Hospice, Cancer Services, Parkinson's Care, and Inpatient Hospital Care. After completing her internship, she moved back to the Eastern Idaho area and has been serving clients in the area for 3 years. She is currently in her last semester of Graduate Studies in music therapy at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Corinne has a deep love for Eastern Idaho and is excited that Unison can offer music therapy services to individuals in the area.

"Ever since I was young, I have loved music. It calmed me when I was upset, it motivated  to be better, it had this way of speaking to whatever emotion I was feeling. I didn't realize how powerful music really was until I was in high school. Every Sunday a group of my friends would go to the local nursing home and sing for the residents. I watched some of the residents who could no longer eat independently, who could not carry on conversations anymore, mouth the words to the songs we were singing! I knew at that moment that my career needed to be able to help people find a voice through music. That's when I discovered music therapy."

                  - Corinne

TIFFANIE BECK, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Tiffanie is a board certified music therapist with experience in various settings and various populations.

 

Tiffanie began her journey in becoming a music therapist in Logan UT, where she received her BA in Music Therapy at Utah State University. She then continued her journey in San Diego, CA, completing a 6 month internship with Musicworx and Resounding Joy directed by Barbara Reuer. While there, Tiffanie was able to work with children, adolescents and adults in the hospital, children with developmental disabilities, older adults in assisted living, independent living and memory care centers, people with Parkinson’s Disease and military personnel. After completing her internship, Tiffanie moved to Boise, ID and worked as an Activity Manager for Shaw Mountain of Cascadia, a 5 Star nursing facility. Now, Tiffanie has returned to her old stomping grounds in Eastern Idaho to continue enjoying her passion and work as a music therapist. 

Tiffanie enjoys the outdoors, hiking, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends.   

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Kaiti Cooper, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Kaiti is a creative, energetic music therapist who is passionate about the empowering quality of music therapy.

 

She graduated from Utah State University with a Music Therapy degree and is continuing with graduate studies. Much of her work has been with children, adolescents and adults as they navigated mental health crises. She has also worked with adults in physical and occupational therapy during hospitalization. Some of Kaiti's favorite work is with children with physical, speech or intellectual delays as well as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She works with clients in Preston and the surrounding areas.

 

When Kaiti is not with clients she enjoys baking, organizing, being outdoors and spending time with her two children. 

Jacquelyn Claxton M Ed, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Jacquelyn is a board-certified music therapist with experience working independently and as part of a team in various schools, camps and clinical settings.

 

Jacquelyn graduated from the University of Montana Missoula, with a BA in Social Work and a minor in Music Education followed several years later with a Master of Education degree in Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Between the two degrees she raised her family while working as a music specialist in Preschools, Day Cares and elementary schools. It was at this time, that she realized a place to use her skills and ideas and found out there was actually a college degree program that would help prepare her for expanding her already gained experience into a full music sharing career. Her internship was in the Minneapolis area with Martin Luther Manor and their Alzheimer’s Day facilities and residential homes. These programs gave experience to round off the whole spectrum of ages and stages of life for sharing music.

 

Since that time, she has worked in school, clinical and contract settings in Minnesota, Montana, Arizona, Oregon and Texas and has recently returned to the Northwest to help expand services in the Post Falls/Coeur d’ Alene/North Idaho area, where she is working with children.

 

“I have a deep love of the beautiful mountains, woodlands, lakes, rivers and wildlife of this Rocky Mountain northwest corner of the US and even though there are wonderful people everywhere, it feels like coming home after my many years roaming around the deserts of the southwest and along the coast of Oregon. I thrive on sharing music with people wherever they are in life.”

-Jacquelyn

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Irene Wald, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Irene is a board-certified Music Therapist who seeks to recognize each individual’s unique identity and empower them through music.

 

Irene received her BA in Music Therapy from Colorado State University in Spring 2022 after returning to her home state to complete an internship with Expressive Therapies LLC in Appleton, WI. Here Irene had the opportunity to work with clients of all ages with a wide range of needs in both individual and group settings. Irene especially enjoyed working with young

adults and children who were building their emotional regulation, communication, and problem-solving skills. Irene’s goal as a therapist is to create a safe environment for clients to

freely express themselves to reach their full potential as individuals.

 

Irene is excited to explore all that eastern Idaho has to offer and to join the Unison team in serving clients in the area. In her free time, you might find Irene venturing through the great

outdoors or holed up in a library reading a book.