Susie Frey (Group Music Lessons, Music Therapy)- Susie is ecstatic and proud owner of Altitunes. When she is not at Altitunes or thinking happily of Altitunes, you can find her hanging out with her husband, two energetic daughters, 3 crazy dogs and 2 bearded dragons. Susie's family is her hugest support team and she is so so thankful for that! Susie also enjoys singing with the Colorado Symphony Choir and getting her "classical" fix. Susie hails from Sauk City, Wisconsin. She and her husband moved to Denver, on a whim, about 15 years ago and never left.
Susie holds a Master's Degree in Music Therapy and is a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) with specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). Her professional memberships include American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Colorado Association for Music Therapy (CAMT).
Susie attended Colorado State University (CSU) and received her master's in 2007. Many moons before this, Susie graduated from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin with a Music Degree in Vocal Performance. In between the two, Susie enjoyed learning the ropes of life through music (writing, performing, teaching and collaborating) and other odd jobs; delivering newspapers and waitressing to name a couple.)
Following CSU, Susie completed a six month clinical training music therapy internship with Park Nicolette Hospital and Struther's Parkinson's Center in the twin cities area in Minnesota. There she gained experience in hospitals, and both assisted living and nursing homes with a variety of populations, including Parkinson's, cancer, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s, comatose and terminally ill. She facilitated one-on-one, small, and large group neurologic music therapy interventions to enhance and improve cognition, create an outlet for emotional expression, promote relaxation, decrease pain and anxiety, increase communication skills and improve physical functioning and quality of life.