KNV Music Therapy is a sole proprietorship registered with the state of Missouri and founded by Kristin N. Veteto in 2011. Located in Columbia, KNV Music Therapy provides services to all ages and all levels of development in central Missouri. Services include, but are not limited to, individual and group music therapy, vocal/piano/guitar lessons, early intervention services, and a variety of educational opportunities.
Kristin Noel Veteto MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist
Kristin fell in love with music the first time her father sang to her in the hospital when she was a child. A childhood full of piano lessons and singing in church led her to the saxophone in junior high, a touring ecumenical choir in high school, and a full load of instrumental and vocal ensembles in college. Still her favorite memories reside in the hours she spends singing with her family. Music has been a guiding light in Kristin’s life and with that she is determined to use this love to make the lives of others better.
Kristin is a Board-Certified Music Therapist who completed further training for Neurologic Music Therapy in the Spring of 2011 through The Center for Biomedical Research in Music at Colorado State University. Kristin is now an official member of The Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. Check out ‘What is Neurologic Music Therapy‘ for more information.
Kristin graduated with her B.A. in Music Therapy from Drury University in Springfield, MO in 2010 and finished her six-month music therapy internship at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Kristin continues her education through Colorado State University’s Distance Learning Music Therapy Program with a concentration in Neurologic Music Therapy.
Kristin and her husband Adam live in Columbia, Missouri. Kristin is a member of the Celebration Singers and Chapel Ringers at the Columbia United Church of Christ (CUCC). Kristin and Adam are involved in the youth ministry fellowship through CUCC and enjoy playing in the worship team when time allows. They enjoy riding bikes, running, walking and talking when they aren’t studying. Kristin has studied voice, piano, guitar, and various other instruments through the years. Kristin will begin a position working with persons with severe and profound developmental disabilities in the fall of 2011, along side KNV Music Therapy services and graduate studies at CSU.
Kristin has worked with a variety of populations since beginning her education. Such populations include those persons with:
- Developmental Disabilities (including speech, cognitive, learning, and physical deficits)
- Intellectual Disabilities (including mental retardation – unspecified, and Down’s syndrome)
- Geriatric Populations (including nursing homes and Alzheimer’s units)
- General Hospital Units (MICI, Surgery, and Neurological)
- Obstetrics/PrenatalNeonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Pediatrics and Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- Mental Health (inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units)
- Residential behavioral health center