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Our mission at Willow Arts & Wellness Center is to serve you holistically, offering services for the Mind, Body & Spirit. We do this by offering separate yet synergistic services including Counseling/Psychotherapy Sessions,  Music Lessons including private Guitar, Piano, Voice, Woodwinds, and String instrument instruction, in addition to individual and group Neurologic Music Therapy Sessions. So, whether you are seeking to make changes in your life and relationships, or pursue a musical passion, we look forward to helping you grow confidently in the direction of your dreams.

WELCOME

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About Us

About Us

Sarah E. Walker, PCC, NCC (Professional Clinical Counselor & National Certified Counselor), is the Founder and President of Willow Arts & Wellness Center. It was her long-time dream to offer holistic services to the public by addressing people's needs pertaining to emotional, mental, physical, and creative health through the venue of an Arts & Wellness Center. Her general philosophy, "Passion is everything!" pairs well with the idea that one should, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined," a quote borrowed from H. Thoreau and a sentiment Sarah strives to attain each day in her own life. Sarah obtained her undergraduate degree from the Baldwin-Wallace Music Conservatory and her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, and has an extensive background both in Therapeutic Services as well as in the Performing Arts. As such, she is pleased to offer Counseling Sessions in addition to Music Lessons at Willow Arts & Wellness.

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Sarah E. Walker, PCC, NCC
Helping you grow confidently in the direction of your dreams.

The Team

The Team

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Sarah E. Walker, LPCC, NCC
Owner; Music Instructor, Psychotherapist

Sarah E. Walker, PCC, NCC (she/her/hers) is the Founder and President of Willow Arts & Wellness Center. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the Baldwin Wallace Music Conservatory, and has performed professionally with the Ohio Light Opera, Cleveland Opera Chorus, Sophisticated Swing, Loaded 4 Bear, and at many other theatre and music venues. Sarah also has voice-over and on-camera credits. She has been teaching private voice and piano lessons since 2004, and has classroom experience working with K-8th grade. Sarah went on to earn her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She has worked in the hospital setting with various popluations, as well as in private practice treating issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, self-harm, disordered eating, body image, grief, divorce, life transitions, codependency, stress, and LGBTQIA. Sarah's goal is help you move from wishing toward wellness as you grow confidently in the direction of your dreams. When not at Willow Arts, she loves to run, kayak, cycle, swim, and practice yoga. Sarah is married to Paul, her life partner, business partner, and inspiration to fully embrace life.

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Paul R. Harvey
Guitar Instructor

Paul (he/him/his) has been teaching guitar at Willow Arts since it opened in 2009, and has enjoyed instructing in the Cleveland area since 1987. He began his music career in 1971, studying the Hammond Organ with Jane Hoffman for six years. He transitioned to rock, jazz, and classical guitar before joining his first band in 1977. Throughout high school and college, Paul played lead guitar and keyboards in several bands, and co-founded an all-original, latin-influenced acoustic trio. Today, he performs live with Sarah, and writes and performs with the local band, The Mutts. When not making music, he loves to run, work-out, kayak, and work on his many inventions. Paul is currently accepting beginner and intermediate guitar students ages 10 and older.

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Andrew Hatfield
Strings & Piano Instructor

Andrew earned a Master of Musical Performance from Michigan State University, as well as Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from MSU.

He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Historical Performance Practices from CWRU. He has also performed throughout the United States and abroad for years as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player with both modern and period instruments.

 

Additionally, Andrew has years of experience teaching Cello, Violin, Viola, and Piano. He believes creative experiences are an essential aspect of life, and therefore will teach any student of any age, ability, or expectation. He adamantly believes in adapting an approach for each student depending on their progress, personalities, and what they hope to gain from each lesson.

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Madelyn Hasebein, MM, NMT, CYT-200

Neurologic Music Therapist,
Registered Yoga Teacher, and

Voice & Piano Instructor

Madelyn (she/her/hers) is an  affiliate of the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy® [NMT], and has been practicing music therapy and voice/piano pedagogy at WillowArts and Wellness Center since July 2018. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University (2018) with a BA in Music Therapy and Vocal Performance and a Masters in Music (2022). Madelyn has engaged in various musical styles including classical, opera/operetta, music theater, indie/singer-songwriter (with piano, light percussion, guitar, and ukulele), and jazz/improvisation. Additional hobbies and interests include composing music, hiking, yoga, and meditation. She will be a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance in spring 2024. In her pedagogy, Madelyn takes an individualized and holistic approach to inspire informed, creative, authentic connections between students, their applied foundational technique(s), and their instrument(s).

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Jessica Sammarone

Voice & Piano Instructor

Jess obtained her Bachelor’s of Music Education with an additional emphasis in Vocal Pedagogy/Health from Baldwin Wallace University in 2019. Before joining Willow Arts, Jessica taught through her own music studio and served as the children’s theater director at Apple Hill Playhouse in Pittsburgh, PA. Now, she enjoys teaching students in grades 5-12 as the choir director at Kirtland Local School District. In addition to teaching, Jessica sings with semi-professionally a cappella ensembles including Zero to Sixty A Cappella, and Revenant. One of Jessica’s largest interests is in exploring cross-disciplinary connections between speech language pathology practices and vocal instruction. She loves how music positively impacts psychology and social behavior. 

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Robin Terschak
Voice & Piano Instructor

Robin teaches elementary general music in a Northeast Ohio school. She graduated from Capital University Conservatory of Music in May of 2022 with her bachelor's degree in Vocal Music Education. Prior to working with WillowArts, Robin taught private voice and clarinet lessons with Through the Staff, was involved with various types of choirs through internships and leadership opportunities, including the Columbus Children's Choir and Capital University Choral Ensembles (Chapel Choir and Cantabile), and received accolades such as the Edith M. Keller Memorial Scholarship through the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association. In her spare time, Robin sings with Choral Spectrum based in Oberlin, OH and loves to spend time with her family, friends, and pets. 

Rachel Knaggs
Brass & Piano Instructor

Born and raised in Medina Ohio, Rachel recently graduated from The University of the

Arts in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. They received their Bachelor of Music in Trumpet

Performance and a minor in Music Education. Back in the Medina area, Rachel is

attending Cleveland State University, pursuing a Master in Music with a specialization in

Trumpet Performance.

Rachel has studied the Trumpet for 10 plus years and is also proficient with the Piano,

French Horn, Euphonium and Trombone. Rachel is a well rounded player who can play in

most styles, and is able to adjust to their environment quickly and efficiently. They have

performance experience in many different ensembles, such as: Symphonic Wind Band,

Symphonic Orchestra, Brass Chamber Ensembles, Big Band, Jazz Combos, and various

Musical Pits.

As a very passionate educator, Rachel believes in meeting the student where they are at.

They always strive to put the students' needs first, and listen to what they have to say. They

believe that while teachers are there to provide guidance, materials, and assurance, the

students get to choose which direction they go in. Rachel loves teaching private lessons and

enjoys getting to see each student grow into confident musicians.

Meghan Colbert
Meghan Colbert
Woodwind & Piano Instructor

Meghan (she/her/hers) is a musician in the Cleveland area. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Clarinet Performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Daniel Mckelway of the Cleveland Orchestra. She received her Master's degree in Clarinet Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts where she studied with John Bruce Yeh of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Blossom Festival Band and has participated in chamber groups in both the Cleveland and Chicago area as well as several music festivals. Meghan has had students participate in local honors groups such as Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. She offers instruction in clarinet, saxophone, flute, and piano.

Sam Jungman
Voice & Piano Instructor

Sam Jungman, tenor, is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, earning a degree in vocal performance with an emphasis in vocal pedagogy and studying privately with Dr. JR Fralick. Sam served as the vocal pedagogy course assistant, tutoring students individually as well as giving course lectures, while maintaining a private voice studio between Akron and Cleveland, giving masterclasses, leading a cappella vocal ensembles, and serving as the vocal music director for musical productions. Sam worked with Dr. Amy Vaughn of the BWU Voice Clinic to study trans voice methods in an independent study, and presented "Voice Training for Gender Diverse Performers" to teachers and students at Baldwin Wallace University in 2022 to advocate for education in gender diversity. No matter the genre or venue, helping others find comfort, ease, and joy in their vocal artistry is Sam's passion and they can't wait to get to work with you!

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Angela Cecys, LISW
Licensed Social Worker

Angela is a licensed social worker whose background is in housing, mental health, substance use, and crisis work. She is here to help because she sees and hears a lot of people struggling with life’s challenges that she’s gone through herself. Whether that be family problems, relationship issues, or work problems. She’s someone who likes to get to the root cause of any problem, and then provide a safe and nonjudgmental space to challenge and support you in overcoming or accepting that problem. Life can be hard, and it doesn’t make you any less human to ask for help with any of life’s troubles. What may be easy for someone else to go through, might be the most difficult thing for you, and that’s OK! 

Services

Services

At Willow Arts & Wellness Center, we are pleased to offer:
COUNSELING/ PSYCHOTHERAPY SESSIONS
Music Therapy Sessions
Music Lessons

COUNSELING/ PSYCHOTHERAPY SESSIONS

(State Licensed LPCC, Nationally Certified NCC, and

Licensed Social Worker LISW)

MUSIC LESSONS

including Guitar, Piano, Voice, Woodwind, Brass, and Strings

NEUROLOGIC MUSIC THERAPY SESSIONS

for groups and individuals

(Affiliate of Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy® NMT)

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GROUP YOGA SESSIONS

*COMING APRIL 2024*

(Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance RYT)

Contact

Contact Us

Willow Arts & Wellness Center
 

806 Sharon Drive Suite B Westlake, Ohio 44145

Tel: (440) 539-2906

Email: WillowArtsWellness@gmail.com

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