Peak Pathways Music Therapy
Integrating rhythm, music, body and brain
Peak Pathways Music Therapy, LLC strives to help individuals of all ages and all abilities achieve their optimal levels of cognitive, physical, speech and language, emotional and social functioning through the use of creative, goal-driven interventions that integrate rhythm, music, body and brain.
Leah Quiller, MM, MT-BC
Owner/ Neurologic Music Therapist
Leah is the Owner of Peak Pathways Music Therapy, LLC. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of New Hampshire where she performed with the New Hampshire Symphony for four seasons. Leah moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University where she earned her Master of Music in Music Therapy, emphasis in Neurologic Music Therapy. She then completed her 1200 hours of clinical training in Long Beach, CA at Arts and Services for Disabled, Inc. (now called Able Arts Work). She received her national certification as a Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC) from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). She then received advanced training and a certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. Leah went on to complete The International Neurologic Music Therapy Advanced Fellowship Training and now holds the title, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow. As a Neurologic Music Therapist, Leah has additional training in neuroscience, physiology and brain malfunction. She uses Neurologic Music Therapy techniques that are based on the scientific knowledge of music perception and music production and their effects on nonmusical brain function and behavior.
Leah is a violinist with the Boulder Symphony and serves as the Music Therapy Liaison for their outreach GLOW Project. The GLOW project brings together individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, sensory disorders, and cognitive & physical disabilities along with their families and caregivers for a community-building, heart-filling concert experience.
In December 2019, Leah began her role as a research clinician with the department of Neurology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Leah has helped develop and implement protocol for groundbreaking pilot studies involving the effect of music interventions on brain structure and performance for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Disease.
About Music Therapy
Music Therapy is a health care profession.
As defined by the American Music Therapy Association, Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
The use of music is intentional.
Music Therapy is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.
Music Therapists develop and implement music interventions.
After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides treatment which may include creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through active involvement in musical exercises, the clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.