About The Groovy Garfoose
At the Groovy Garfoose, we believe in the power of music to promote growth and wellness. Our team of board-certified music therapists provides a person-centered and collaborative approach to treatment with the latest advances in technology and best practices strategies.
Bonnie Hayhurst, MT-BC
Bonnie (she/her) founded The Groovy Garfoose in 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and the Equivalency in Music Therapy from Ohio University. She completed her music therapy internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland and holds the MT-BC credential (Certification #07452). Born and raised in Mentor, Ohio, Bonnie has been providing music therapy services in Northeast Ohio since 2005. She has specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy and is a member of the Ohio Association of Music Therapy. Bonnie is an active presenter and blogger on integrating technology in music therapy and her passion is creating sustainable music therapy jobs and bringing inclusive programming to every community in Summit County and the surrounding area in Northeast Ohio.
Sarah Chappell, MT-BC
Sarah (she/her) joined The Groovy Garfoose in 2017 and serves as Clinical Director and Internship Director. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Sarah completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy at Ohio University in 2008. She interned with The Music School Settlement in Cleveland, Ohio and earned her MT-BC credential in 2009 (Certification #09201). Sarah brings a wealth of experience and mentorship to our team and has worked with a variety of people in various settings, ranging from children and adults with exceptionalities to those in palliative and hospice care. With a passion for children and child development, Sarah enjoys focusing her music therapy skill set with kiddos at our school contracts. As Clinical Director, Sarah provides consistent supervision and observation support to our staff. She also assists families in gaining access to our services through music therapy consultations. Sarah enjoys her work as Internship Director as well. Mentoring future music therapists is important work and Sarah is grateful for this opportunity.
Abbey Fistek, MT-BC
Abby Petrey, MT-BC
Abby Petrey (she/her) originally joined The Groovy Garfoose in 2019 as a music therapy intern and has returned to work with the team full time as a board certified music therapist in 2022. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Abby completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy at Cleveland State University and earned her MT-BC credential in 2020 (Certification #15765). Abby began her professional career in Indiana supporting people of all ages and abilities through individualized music therapy and collaborating with various interdisciplinary support teams; more specifically co-treating with occupational therapy, behavioral support, and vocational rehab. Abby brings joy, compassion, and intentionality to her work. She is thrilled to be back with The Groovy Garfoose team providing person-centered and strengths-based music therapy services and also serves as our social media coordinator.
Diamond Wilson, MTI
Diamond (she/her) joined The Groovy Garfoose in February 2023 as a music therapy intern. Diamond completed her music therapy coursework at Cleveland State University in May 2022. During her coursework at Cleveland State, she was placed at many different practicum sites including JFSA-Horvitz YouthAbility, Campus International Schools, and Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center, serving a variety of ages and abilities. During internship, Diamond worked with our team of MT-BCs to serve groups and individuals in the school based setting, clinic setting and adult day setting. Diamond successfully took the lead in curating thoughtful Glee Club programming and Summer Camp programming for teens and young adults with varying needs which culminated in engaging performances for friends and family on the last day of each program. Upon finishing her internship, Diamond was hired to join the GG team in August 2023 and working to sit for her board exam and earn her MT-BC credential. During her coursework at Cleveland State, she was placed at many different practicum sites including JFSA-Horvitz YouthAbility, Campus International Schools, and Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center, serving a variety of ages and abilities. Music has been an important part of both her community and life, and using its power to accomplish individualized goals in therapy has only brought a deeper fulfillment and joy along the journey.
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