Pictured: Emani smiling seated outside

Pictured: Emani smiling seated outside

Emani Jones is an alumna of Vanderbilt University with a major in Medicine, Health, and Society and a minor in General Music with a concentration in voice. She has played the piano since she was 6 years old and studied voice in college under Mary Elder. While obtaining a minor in music, she sang in multiple incredible ensembles including the All State Choir of Georgia, Symphonic Choir directed by Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe, and the Blair Jazz Choir directed by Christina Watson.

In 2018 she studied abroad in New Zealand where she had an internship opportunity that ultimately taught her the power of music. She worked with children with a wide range of physical and mental abilities, and saw therapists assess these abilities and tailor a therapeutic approach that best aids the child. Through mediums like music therapy, she saw a child who could be heard screaming from down the halls start laughing and smiling and even playing along. This internship planted the seed of curiosity in exploring the impact of music on neurodiverse children. She is excited to start teaching with MusicAbility and give the gift of music