Originally from the Austin area, Rebecca Faulkner is a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) who received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from the University of Kansas in 2012. She completed her internship with Music to Grow On in Sacramento, CA where she worked with children and adults with Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and multiple other disabilities. Working with individuals with special needs has been Rebecca’s passion since she was in middle school, and now she gets the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day doing what she loves. She is the full-time music therapist in Round Rock Independent School District as well as the owner and director of Music Therapy Services of Austin, LLC.
Rebecca specializes in working with children and adolescents with special needs, working on academic skills, language and communication, social skills, and management of behaviors. She loves every second of her job and her favorite part of being a music therapist is getting to see the progress in each and every client she works with on a daily basis while they work to reach various milestones.
She primarily plays the clarinet and is the principal clarinetist with the Central Texas Medical Orchestra (CTMO). She also has over 20 years of piano experience and 13 years of voice and guitar. Rebecca teaches adaptive and beginning lessons in clarinet, piano, and guitar.
Dayna is a board certified music therapist and a native of the Austin area. After starting to play the clarinet in 6th grade, Dayna pursed a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Abilene Christian University with a Minor in Psychology. Always having an interest in using music to help others, Dayna then attended Texas Woman’s University where she completed her Master of Arts in Music (Music Therapy Emphasis). Dayna completed her internship with Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Houston and became board certified shortly after. As a professional, Dayna has worked with various populations such as children, teens, and adults with disabilities in individual and group settings, hospice, and memory care/older adults.
Cara Hamlyn was born and raised in Comfort, TX. She began playing flute in middle school, guitar in high school, and decided to pursue music at The University of Texas at San Antonio where she graduated with a BA in music in 2013. She currently attends Texas Woman’s University where she is pursuing her Master’s equivalency degree in music therapy. She completed her internship at The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County in Plano, TX working with children who had experienced trauma and abuse and their non-offending family members. She became a certified MT-BC in June 2018. Her primary instrument is flute but she also plays guitar, piano, autoharp, ukulele, and a variety of percussion instruments.
Madi is a board certified music therapist from San Antonio, Texas who received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from University of the Incarnate Word in 2020. She completed her internship at Imagine Therapies, LLC in San Antonio, where she worked with children and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and behavioral and neurological disorders. Madi’s natural path to music therapy began at the age of 6 when she began studying classical piano, and grew increasingly more clear in middle school as she held assemblies, created petitions, and advocated for marginalized children. Madi’s favorite part of being a music therapist is the opportunity to support and foster the potential that people don’t even realize they have. Madi has classical training in both piano and voice, and has been teaching adaptive as well as beginner, intermediate, and advanced piano lessons for 4 years.