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Rachel Lofton, MT-BC

Board Certified Music Therapist

  • Bachelor of Music from Johnson University, Knoxville, TN

  • Music therapy equivalency from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Completed Trainings in:

  • Certification in Neurologic Music Therapy (2015)

  • Trauma-informed Care in Music therapy (2022)

Rachel Lofton is a board-certified music therapist in her 11th year of practicing music therapy.

Rachel graduated from Johnson University with a degree in music, then completed the music

therapy equivalency (along with some Master’s level classes in music education) at East

Carolina University. Rachel completed her internship at St Elizabeths Hospital in Washington,

D.C. working with civilly-committed and forensic psychiatric patients. She has advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. Throughout the past 11 years, Rachel has worked with a variety of individuals and need areas, including in-patient psychiatric hospitals and private practices, working with children through older adults. Rachel’s passion in music therapy is seeing patients and clients’ “wins,” and seeing individuals use their strengths to help them reach their goals.

Music has always been a big part of Rachel’s life, from about the time she could speak. Rachel grew up playing piano, guitar, and singing, being a part of various bands and school ensembles. Rachel also loves to explore instruments she owns but is not specifically trained in, including drum set, accordion, and mandolin. Rachel loves all kinds of music, from indie rock to rap to alt-country and folk to motown.

Rachel has lived in the Roanoke Valley area for two years now with her husband and 2-year-old son.

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