As a Board Certified Music Therapist, Victoria Muñoz wears many hats in the musical world. Though her first love and college Major was the flute, soon after, developed into one of several of the woodwind family including the recorder, penny whistle, saxophone and clarinet. As a Music Therapist she also developed an accompanying instrument, the guitar, which she quickly started writing her own songs, besides learning familiar/pop favorites for her clients. She claims to ”keep learning at least one new chord a year, need it or not.” She also has a love for the piano, a great base for learning music theory.
Besides playing music, whether classical, jazz, rock or folk, her favorite thing to do is to pass on the love of music through teaching in private lessons and/or ensemble as she has been doing for 20+ (including special needs). It’s amazing when a student discovers their musical talent, and/or how to play a song they’ve always wanted to play, at whatever level they are! And there’s nothing better than finding the magic in the music!
Victoria has performed locally in Connecticut with ensembles such as flute/classical guitar duos, chamber groups and symphonies, and such groups as the Berkshire Jazz Orchestra, and as director of the Shepaug Valley Flute Choir. Playing different genres and being versatile in her step, from faerie music to playing in a pirate rock band, she has also been featured on solo acoustic guitar at such venues as New Morning Song Writer Series, Common Ground Arts Center, and the Note Kitchen. She has also had the opportunities to play music in different parts of the country, from Hawaii to California; Illinois to Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida, solo and with different groups. She even played with Beatlemania, and at the exclusive song writer venue in Nashville, TN, The Bluebird Café! In her travels Victoria has had the opportunity to record with various artists on their CD’s as well as recording her own!
Victoria has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Western Illinois University. She studied classical music under the direction of Gerald Carey, Robert Sibbing, and other greats, and has continued her jazz studies in CT with Ali Ryerson.
Music is a great form of expression, can relax and put one at ease, help structure one’s life/direction and also help access cognitive abilities to better facilitate schoolwork, centering and focus…