Maria Simeone of MusicMovestheBrain™ is a Teaching Artist, Opera Singer, HealthRhythms® Facilitator, Move to Learn™ Trainer, and Creator of the Remo Affiliate Program Flexity Jig® Maria Simeone, Teaching Artist, provides her brain-compatible music/movement programs to all ages from infants to seniors. She specializes in working with high-risk/trauma populations by focusing on the use of neuro-reflex based creative dance, group singing, sound therapy, and drumming. She is a trained HealthRhythms facilitator, is the first US Certified Move to Learn (neuro-reflex brain re-patterning) Trainer, and holds certifications in Orff Schulwerk, Dalcroze, and Brain-Compatible Dance Education. As an opera singer, she has performed as soloist in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, and in recital in both the USA and Europe.
Maria has a long-standing collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Pacific Symphony as curriculum writer, workshop presenter, creator of the Interactive Musical Experience, author, and teaching artist. With the Pacific Symphony, she creates & teaches early education music-movement programs, engaging Symphony musicians with children and parents in the creative musical process. As Teaching Artist with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Maria has presented her highly successful BrainDance/Baile del Cerebro bilingual workshops to Alzheimer’s Orange County, Programa Latino de Alzheimer's Orange County, and Amistad Medical Clinic.
A passionate advocate for orphans, she provides free MusicMovestheBrain programs and trauma informed arts-integrative teacher training to Free the Kids/Project Hope in Les Cayes, Haiti. Maria holds a B.A., with honors, in Research Psychology and is published in the field of Cognition/Neurolinguistics. Maria is the creator of Flexity Jig – a neuro-reflex based voice-body movement game that boosts learning, focus and creativity.
Maria's Website: MusicMovestheBrain.com