Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC
Rachelle’s personal mission is to make sure that older adults and their caregivers can have meaningful music experiences, all the way to the end of life and no matter what challenges come their way. Rachelle has been in clinical practice as a music therapist since 2004, beginning Soundscape Music Therapy in Wichita, Kansas; then moving to Kansas City in 2008, where she has stayed.
Besides being a skilled clinician with adults and older adults, Rachelle is in demand as a speaker, consultant, and staff trainer on topics related to music and eldercare. She is on the faculty of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Johnson County Community College and is a frequent presenter at regional and national music therapy conferences.
Rachelle has served as president of the Kansas City Metro Music Therapists and in various leadership roles for the American Music Therapy Association, and she currently serves on the board of Arts & AGEing KC.
The best part of Rachelle’s day is in music with other people, especially the spontaneous dance parties at home with her husband and two young daughters.
Jesse Heilman, MT-BC
Jesse has been in clinical practice as a board certified music therapist since 2015. While she loves working with clients of all ages and abilities, she found a special passion for hospice and eldercare after interning in hospice care in Orange County, California.
A forever Jayhawk and graduate of the University of Kansas, Jesse moved back to Kansas after her music therapy internship eager to serve the community. She enjoys being an active musician in church & also teaches guitar & piano lessons in Lawrence, Kansas.