Board-Certified Music Therapist & Music Teacher

I’m Fred Ra, a Music Therapy PhD student at the University of Miami. I earned my bachelor’s degree from University of the Pacific, and my master’s degree from Florida State University (FSU). My thesis examined the effect of music-therapy based video modeling on social initiations by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. At FSU, I also served as a research assistant and graduate assistant, by supervising and teaching music therapy students.

I’ve worked with a variety of clinical populations from babies in the NICU, to school-age children in special education classrooms, to older adults in hospice care.

I also attended a study abroad program in Heidelberg, Germany, where I shadowed three German music therapists. I observed how music therapy is implemented for group and individual sessions, and how graduate students learn about music therapy.