Government Relations- Melissa Hirokawa

Melissa Hirokawa, M.M., MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow, serves as our MTAM Government Relations and MN Recognition Task Force Representative.

Melissa is also the owner of Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC. One of her favorite non-therapy musical memories was playing the bassoon and contrabassoon in the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in old churches in England on an orchestra tour. However, playing classical saxophone was her true musical love! Melissa also loves spending time outside recharging in her gardens and in our national and state parks. She enjoys many outdoor hobbies including biking, whitewater and flatware kayaking, skiing, camping and hiking.

Melissa absolutely loves to empower our music therapy community to advocate for the incredible work they do and to see the difference this makes at the Capital and in the community at large! One of her favorite quotes is by Thomas Edison, who said, “If we did all the things we were capable of we would literally astound ourselves.”

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