Micaela Pirritano is an accredited Music Therapist and owner of InTandem Music Therapy.She began her practice after completing her 1000-hour internship at BC Children’s Hospital. At InTandem, she specializes in working with children and youth who have complex needs. Prior to completing her schooling, Micaela worked for 7 years with children in a variety of roles. Some of these roles included private music instruction, accessibility support work, group music exploration, private tutoring, and childcare. In these diverse positions, her style of working with children has continually emphasized creativity and expression.
Micaela believes that every child should have the opportunity to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. She has extensive experience working alongside children who have experienced complex trauma and is an avid advocate for the rights of neurodiverse and marginalized children. The safety and accessibility of expression through music and other creative arts can greatly contribute to an improved quality of life while also addressing specific goals. She has recently pursued membership with the International Therapist Neurodiversity Collective and will be operating with their practice guidelines at the core of her framework. Micaela has a developmental and educational approach, where she uses her training in Music Together® to support healthy development and appreciation in music education.
Micaela sees playas a foundational part of one’s health and incorporates this philosophy into the work she does. She hopes to work in tandem with her clients so that they may learn, grow, and thrive.