Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC
Board-Certified Music Therapist
CBMT Certification #08391
Since 2007, I’ve made it my mission to help people of all abilities learn and grow through music.
I started my career at The Hope School, and subsequently built a private practice to further my reach throughout the central Illinois community. The team at Music Therapy Connections currently provides services to hundreds of individuals of all ages each week. We work in schools, behavioral health centers, older adult facilities, and our Springfield clinic location.
Making the Shift to Mental Health
It has been made abundantly clear that we are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, brought on in part by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The number of individuals seeking music therapy for mental health concerns has grown significantly since 2020, and the need for more mental health professionals inspired a shift in my own career focus.
In order to be even better equipped to provide mental health services to the many individuals in need of them, I made the decision to pursue a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. This, in combination with my existing master’s degree in music therapy along with many years of experience, will provide a strong foundation to support this challenging yet vital work.
More About Me
I have been singing and playing piano since I was a young child. My undergraduate degree is in vocal performance. It was while I was studying at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida that I learned about music therapy, and upon completing my bachelor’s degree a year and a half early, I went to Illinois State University to pursue my master’s degree in music therapy.
In addition to my clinical work, I have continued to perform locally as a singer/songwriter. I have written over 250 original songs for use by other music therapists and educators, along with many other professional resources that are available at Listen & Learn Music.
My husband of 14 years, Zach, and I have two children, Parker & Mia Belle. We love to travel and experience the world together.