Chris is a nationally registered board certified music therapist, certified substitute teacher, a music educator, university professor, DRUMBEAT drum circle addiction intervention specialist, certified minister, biofeedback and neurobiofeedback specialist, and a talented musician with over twenty years of music and music performance experience. Chris specializes in biofeedback and neurobiofeedback, and the psychology, psychotherapy, anatomy and physiology and neurology of musical function in application to human behavior through music therapy.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Texas State University, and a Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy degree and a Master of Music Therapy degree from Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University. He has also completed post-graduate studies in Guided Imagery in Music (GIM), religion and spirituality in health care and therapy, ministry, biofeedback, and neurobiofeedback.
From a young age, Chris developed a special connection with and to music and how it resonated in his mind, body, and soul. Through music therapy, he now enjoys the blessed opportunity to help others with and through music. He provides contracted music therapy services at the Gsus facility, conducts in-service presentations and workshops, and facilitates numerous drum circles within the community, in facilities, during workshops or presentations, and in a variety of other settings. He has presented at local music therapy conferences, works with the Texas State Task Force for Music Therapy Recognition, and is a professor in the music therapy department at The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and a professor of music at Central Texas College.
As a music therapist at Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center, LLC, Chris works with and helps a wide array of individuals with a varying levels of abilities and disabilities and a variety of needs, ranging from in the womb and the birthing process to hospice and death and the bereavement process, as well as members of the community who want to enjoy the benefits of music and music therapy. Chris strives to make a positive difference and a lasting change with everyone he works with, as well as a positive difference and lasting change within the community as a whole. His focus is on the overall wellness and well-being of the individual and using music therapy to achieve one’s highest level of functioning. Chris remains active in the community, advocating for the field of music therapy and providing music therapy services for those with needs.