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AmyLynn Dimaano, MT-BC 

Board Certified Music Therapist

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AmyLynn Dimaano, MT-BC, holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Berklee College of Music and the Music Therapy Degree Equivalency Certificate from California State University, Northridge. She is Board Certified and specializes in treating populations facing the challenges of illness, addictions, abuse, grief and psychological disorders. Her business, ALternativeDestinations Music Therapy Services, encourages Transformation through Empowerment, inviting all participants to discover solutions and insights for themselves through the healing power of music. AmyLynn lives in the Long Beach area with her husband and two wildly spirited dogs.

Laurel Terreri, MT-BC 

Board Certified Music Therapist

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Laurel received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She specializes in working with children with developmental disabilities as well as with hospitalized children. She has been the music therapist at Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles for eight years, and has recently expanded her services to include the pediatric inpatients at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Christo Pellani 

Drum Circle Moderator

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Christo is a dynamic individual with a diverse range of talents. Recognized as a master drummer/percussionist, teacher, and healer, he facilitates human potential by creating experiences that blend principles of rhythm and sound awareness for personal expression and wellness. Christo’s musical journey led him from entertainment to community service by virtue of a series of life changing experiences with community drumming circles. After touring the world playing concerts with the likes of Air Supply, Mary Wells, The Shirrelles, and Fabien Mamman, he answered a spiritual calling to support people in unfolding the expression of their truth and purpose. His dedication to community service springs from his years as a social worker with various counseling and therapeutic recreation programs such as The Men’s Center of Los Angeles, The Rhythmic Arts Project, Mi Star and HeARTS.