West Palm beach, fl 33413

Phone 561.432.6246 • E-mail michelle@pohlable.com

Michelle Pohlable



Dedicated, creative and accomplished musician (piano, horn, voice, trumpet, guitar and Orff instruments) with extensive experience working with children on the autism spectrum, and a passion to serve individuals of all ages and developmental levels seeks the opportunity to provide positive music therapy experiences to help individuals discover their greatest potential.

Education and Certifications


2002 – 2006                       Eastern Michigan University                         Ypsilanti, MI

Bachelor’s of Music Therapy

n     Graduated summa cum laude with a 3.97 GPA

n     Deans List each semester


Certification Board for Music Therapists, Inc.

Music Therapist-Board Certified

§         December 2006

Related Experience


Music therapy practicum 1 hour each week for 26 weeks with children on the autism spectrum in an elementary school under the supervision of a board certified music therapist. Responsibilities included planning and leading musical experiences using voice and various instruments while observing and documenting progress.

Music therapy practicum 2 hours each week for 26 weeks working with adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities in a residential setting under the supervision of a board certified music therapist. Responsibilities included assessment, developing a treatment plan based on the assessment, implementing music therapy experiences, and documenting progress.

Music therapy practicum 2 hours each week for 28 weeks with older adults with dementia in an adult-day-care setting under the supervision of two board certified music therapists. Responsibilities included assessment, developing treatment plans based on the assessments, developing and implementing music therapy experiences, documenting and evaluating progress, and transitioning the clients to a new therapist.

Work experience


January 2007-Present        Hospice of Palm Beach County        West Palm Beach, FL

Music Therapist

n     Assess, develop, and implement music therapy interventions to provide individuals the highest quality of life

November 2002 – Present            Ohio Air National Guard                  Swanton, OH


n     French horn performer in concert band and brass quintet

n     French horn clinician for various high school groups

n     Vocalist and keyboardist with jazz/rock ensemble

May 2006 – October 2006         Community Therapy Services           Saint Charles, IL

Music Therapy Intern

n     Observe, assess, and develop treatment plans, create and implement music interventions, document, and evaluate music therapy treatment with individuals of all ages

n     Clients include children in early intervention, children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and diagnoses on the autism spectrum, and older adults with developmental disabilities

n     Creative interventions include the use of Orff instruments, the Q-Chord, guitar, voice, piano, and a variety of percussion instruments

July 2006 – October 2006                Foss Swim School                                                                    Chicago, IL

Swim Instructor

n     Engage individuals of all ages in creative musical learning experiences designed to teach water safety skills while developing swimming abilities

July 2006 – October 2006               Erin and Scott Hurley                 Sugar Grove, IL ABA Therapist

n     Implement Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy with a two-year-old boy diagnosed with autism

May 2005 – May 2006         Ann Arbor Recreation and Education       Ann Arbor, MI

Swim Instructor Supervisor

n     Develop and implement creative swim lesson plans each week

n     Supervise other instructors and ensure security of the pool

n     Ensure safety of children ages 0-14

Awards received



Golden Key Honors Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Fraternity

Eastern Michigan University’s Honors Program

Music Service Awards

Juanita Weddige Scholarship Recipient

Mary F. Phipps Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Regent’s Scholarship Recipient

Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate