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"Very enjoyable and relaxing, even with our small children!" -- Sandra East, Special Education Teacher
"Teachers leave her workshops exhilarated!"-- Susan Miller Kotses, VP of Education, Pacific Symphony
"Beautifully articulated and provided techniques that the teachers can use daily in their classrooms." -- Phyllis Berenbeim, Very Special Arts.
"Maria helps everyone in the room feel validated and involved so that they can open themselves up to learning." -- Molly Pontin, Director of Education, Pacific Chorale
"Maria is a human sparkler and she lit our brains on fire." -- Bonnie Swann, Executive Director of Elementary Education Emeritus, NMUSD
Photo Credits: Pacific Symphony

MusicMovestheBrain provides children through seniors, parents, teachers, and therapists with brain based music-movement programs & tools to strengthen brain, body, and spirit!





MusicMovestheBrain is an outgrowth of the personal experiences of Maria Simeone in nurturing the development and growth of her two children, adopted from Eastern Europe and Eurasia and their subsequent learning challenges.





For Further Information email info@musicmovesthebrain.com.


MusicMovestheBrain is a great resource, created with so much love and experience! Thank you for sharing your expertise, Maria. You are making a difference.

Marianne Riddle

Professional Drummer & Owner/Director, Adventures in Rhythm
I love your teacher workshops and always learn so much from you.

Brenda Colgate

2nd grade teacher/Creator of the Silly Willy Workout Video Series
I really feel relaxed, soothed and comforted after your classes. Such an enjoyable experience. Thank you!!

Janice Dove

Professional Musician and Orff Music Educator
Experiencing the Sound Therapy workshops with Maria is truly life-changing. Words cannot describe this phenomenal experience.

Roberta Kay

Choreographer/Yoga Instructor