Noah Shapiro received his BA in liberal arts from Columbia University and his MA from NYU Steinhardt in Music Therapy. He also has his Nordoff-Robbins Certification for Advanced Training Level I. Since December 1987 he has worked as a music therapist for Bellevue Hospital. At Bellevue he is a supervisor in the Activity Therapies Psychiatric Dept. working with psychiatric patients and substance abuse clients. He supervises LCATs, runs groups, and supervises interns. He has worked with physically disabled people, geriatric clients, and preschool children at various facilities in the past. Noah has worked occasionally in private practice as well as as an adjunct professor at NYU for more than 20 years, affiliating music therapy group sessions. He has taught Introduction to Music Therapy, Improvisation, and Key Concepts classes in the past. He has also worked as a visiting and onsite supervisor. Noah is the author of the article “Sounds in the World: Multicultural Influences in Music Therapy in Clinical Practice and Training,” Vol 23, Issue 2005 “Perspectives,” The Journal of the AMTA. He has presented at many music therapy conferences, including the World Congresses in Oxford, England; Brisbane, Australia; and Washington, DC; and AMTA conferences in Austin, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has guest lectured on music therapy in many places, including Sarah Lawrence College, The College of New Rochelle, Universities in Brazil and Portugal, and learning centers in Ireland and Hong Kong. He belongs to various songwriting, vocal improvisation, movement improvisation, and performance groups. Noah enjoys singing and playing guitar, piano, harmonica, mandolin, tin whistle, and percussion.