Board-Certified Music Therapist
Neurologic Music Therapist
Greta serves as a wonderful resource and collaborative partner to not only her clients and families she works with in their homes and within the hospital setting but to the Alliance Music Therapy team as well. Greta strives to be the very best ally to you, your family, and your healthcare team.
Greta Yates joined the Alliance Music Therapy team in March 2018 as an independent contractor to assist in furthering our team's expertise and clinical experience as care providers. Originally, she began her college career as a music education student but then transferred to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to pursue music therapy after recognizing she wanted to broaden her musical approach and work directly with individuals in need. After finishing her internship at the Park Nicollet hospital, she returned to graduate school at the University of Minnesota where she completed her Master of Arts degree. Greta’s primary instrument is voice, but she also plays guitar, piano, and ukulele.
In regard to her clinical experiences, Greta has worked with individuals and families from infancy to the end of life. She has provided services in multiple hospitals, day programs, long term care facilities, homeless shelters, and within clients' own homes. She specializes in working with hospitalized children and their families with rare and terminal illnesses on the Blood and Marrow Transplant unit. Additionally, she has assisted in establishing a music therapy program at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
In addition to her clinical work, Greta is a music therapy researcher with published music therapy research in oncology, blood and marrow transplant, and with homeless youth. She enjoys collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, music therapists, and families in order to provide quality evidenced based care.
When not working, Greta enjoys camping and hiking with her husband and dog, spending time in local coffee shops or restaurants with friends and family or a good book, watching her favorite TV shows, and being active.
Greta was our favorite person at the hospital, for sure. She could come in and immediately assess my daughter's needs and meet those needs for the day. When my daughter wasn’t feeling good, she just needed quiet music which Greta provided, or if she was feeling excited and good, Greta would immediately make her smile and laugh while she was really sick at the hospital. She always, always put a smile on my daughter’s face.