Julia-Beth has been providing music therapy in our classrooms at Wellspring since August 2015. Staff and students alike count the days until Tuesday each week when her sweet voice and song fill our classrooms and halls. Julia Beth helps each child find their ‘voice’ through music, allowing and supporting their inner light to shine through. She is truly a master at meeting each child where they are and joining and expanding on their ideas and musical capacities. Many of our students communicate more clearly and more frequently during music time than any other part of the day. Julia finds the just-right blend between the much needed structure that anchors and regulates our students, while always leaving room for improvisation, exploration, and musical adventures co-created with the students. We wish every special education classroom could have the gift of music therapy in a group setting. There isn’t a more beautiful bridge between a child’s inner and outer worlds than through music.

Chrissy D'AgostinoCo-founder/Lead TeacherWellspring Educational ServicesWalnut Creek, CA