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.

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 using technology in music therapy.  Bonnie’s passion is creating sustainable music therapy jobs and bringing inclusive programming to every community in Summit County and the surrounding area.

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. Sarah learned from an early age that music is quite powerful. Her Uncle, who had Down Syndrome, lost the ability to talk in his late teens. However, he could sing! Watching him come to life when a song was played or rhyme was chanted solidified Sarah’s passion for music. Sarah provides music therapy services to our school contracts as well as children and teens with developmental disabilities at our music therapy clinic. 

Bri Grucza, MT-BC

Bri (she/her) joined The Groovy Garfoose in 2018 after completing her 10-month internship with our team. Born and raised in Garfield Heights, Ohio, Bri completed her music therapy coursework at Cleveland State University and earned her MT-BC credential in 2018 (Certification #14686). Bri keeps our team current on new music, trends and technology and she possesses a natural excitement and grounded rapport with every client she meets. Bri serves children, teens and adults in schools, day programs, recreation centers and at our music therapy clinic in Stow.  She is also our enrichment coordinator and overseeing our Summer Camp and Glee Club programming. 

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 in 2020 and earned her MT-BC credential in 2020 (Certification #15765). Abby began her professional career in Indian 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 into her work. She is thrilled to be back with The Groovy Garfoose team providing person-centered and strengths-based music therapy services and will also serve as our social media coordinator.

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Christine O’Keefe, MT-BC

Christine (she/her) joined The Groovy Garfoose in 2022. Christine fell in love with music when she began playing the flute at 10 years old. Her passion for music led her to become a music therapist so that she could share the transformative power of music with others. Christine obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from the University of Dayton in 2021. She completed her music therapy internship at Music Therapy Services, LLC in Cincinnati working with children and adults with varying needs and abilities. Christine holds the MT-BC credential (Certification #17048) and is a member of the Association of Ohio Music Therapists. A Medina, Ohio native, Christine is excited to be providing music therapy services to individuals in Northeast Ohio with The Groovy Garfoose.

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