Varvara Pasiali | Queens University of Charlotte

Varvara Pasiali, Ph.D., MT-BC

Varvara Pasiali

Livingston and Associate Professor of Music Therapy, Art, Design & Music Department

Chair of the Academic Honors Program


Dr. Varvara Pasiali has extensive clinical experience working with families, children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and children with behavioral or emotional needs.

She currently teaches music therapy courses at Queens and supervises students during clinical field-placements.

Her research interests include early intervention, prevention, resilience and parent-child attachment/reciprocity. She has published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Journal of Music Therapy, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and Music Therapy Perspectives and is a frequent conference presenter. She serves on the editorial board for the open access online journal Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives.


Ph.D., Music Education and Music Therapy Cognate, Michigan State University
M.M.E., Music Therapy, University of Kansas
B.A., Music Performance, University of East Anglia, UK

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