Meet The Therapists
Ian C. Vereen NMT, MT-BC
Owner and Director of Music Therapy Services
Ian Vereen is the founder of Vereen Music, LLC formerly VereenMusic Lessons. He received his music therapy degree at Montclair State University where he is currently completing his masters in music.
He is a certified Neurologic Music Therapist and Board Certified Music Therapist. Ian specializes in early childhood development, neurodevelopmental and neurologic disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and speech and communication based disorders. Ian is also a music therapist at NeurAbilities Healthcare, and Young Children's Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Lea Pero, Music Therapy
Lea Pero is a Montclair State University graduate with a Bachelor’s in music therapy and a minor in Psychology. There she studied voice primarily with a secondary focus in guitar and piano. During her time there, she worked in a school for children with disabilities, a memory care facility for older adults, and a psychiatric hospital for adults 18+.She recently completed her internship with Music To Grow On in Sacramento where she supported academic goals for children with disabilities through music and music activities, as well as creating sessions geared toward memory recall, movement, discussion, etc. with older adults.
Lea grew up in Manahawkin, New Jersey where she discovered Music Therapy during her Junior year of high school. Stuck between the love and joy of music and the analytical wonderment that the human body and mind possesses, she found a field that combines her two passions.She has discovered in her music therapy work that the role of the therapist moves beyond the session and into the world that created the systems we navigate day-to-day. By using resources around and within us, Lea hopes to use music therapy tp help empower others.