We pride ourselves on having a diverse team from various ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences! Check out our team of Teachers and Music Therapists!
Ms. Erica – Founder
Erica is a board-certified music therapist with a mission to reach the world using music! She graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis in 2010 and moved to Florida to pursue an internship and work as a hospice music therapist. Over that time, Erica started to work with teens with autism which lead her to creating her own practice and working in the school setting. In 2018 Whole Vibes was born! Fast forward to today and Erica continues to pour into and grow her team of music therapists and teachers in Palm Beach County and The Treasure Coast. Next, we will reach the world! Erica is also a mom of a beautiful baby boy who loves music.
Casey Luden is a musician and music teacher who has refined his musical abilities through many years of practice and performance. With an emphasis on creativity, expression and fun, Casey has held many music groups for children and young adults alike. After 15 years of playing music and his experience with drums and percussion instruments to guitars and keyboards, he has created a fun environment with something to offer for students of any age and skill level.
Ms. Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer is thrilled to be back with the Inter-ability Chorus. This will be her fifth time participating in the program. Outside of Whole Vibes Music Therapy and Lessons, Ms. Wilson is employed with Palm Beach Opera under their Artistic Department as the Studio Teacher/Administrator. The Studio Program involves teaching voice lessons and running lectures for area high school students with an interest in music. In addition to the Studio Program, Ms. Wilson has worked for the PBO outreach department for three years doing programs such as Opera: Our Story and the Storytime Series.
As a member of the Palm Beach Opera chorus, Jennifer has appeared in many productions including Turandot, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Candide, Tosca, Don Pasquale and The Pirates of Penzance. She has also worked as a chorister for Florida Grand Opera. She will be appearing in the 2022 productions of “L’Elisir D’Amore” and “The Merry Widow” at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. A native of St. Louis, Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from DePauw University in Indiana and her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston. She has attended many young artist programs, including Miami Music Festival, OperaWorks, Taos Opera Institute, and Pittsburgh Festival Opera.
Jumbell is a social media manager passionate about helping businesses thrive through social media platforms. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts major in Media Arts at De La Salle University, Philippines. She has always loved music ever since she was young and started singing at 2 years old as a hobby. She said Music has its own way of communicating to her soul. She loves working with Whole Vibes because she gets to do her passion as a Social Media Manager and continuously igniting the love she has for music.
Ms. Madelynn Fristo, MT-BC
Madelynn is a board-certified music therapist from Kansas City, Missouri. In 2021 she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy with minors in Business Administration and Communications. She recently completed her internship with Trustbridge Hospice in West Palm Beach where she worked with patients and families in end-of-life care. Madelynn is also a vocal performer who has performed at the National Big 12 tournament and with Miami FC. Throughout her clinical training, Madelynn has worked with clients experiencing homelessness, children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, and clients in an intergenerational band and choir. With a client-centered philosophy of music therapy, Madelynn is excited to bring music therapy and lessons to clients in South Florida.
Rebecca is a music therapist from McAllen, Texas who earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Therapy and Psychology from Sam Houston State University in the greater Houston area. She recently completed an internship at Trustbridge Hospice in Palm Beach County, FL where she worked with patients and their families in supportive care. Throughout her clinical training, she has worked in special education settings with a focus in Autism, outpatient behavioral facilities for adults with special needs, and psychiatric inpatient settings. With an emphasis in client-centered and behavioral approaches, she is excited to bring music therapy and lessons to children throughout South Florida!
Tony Rataj is an improv jazz pianist. He studied latin jazz at Columbia Chicago Chicago and performs with several different groups playing a variety of genres. Currently Tony works at a private school in Boca Raton as the music teacher. He is also the music director for the theatre Improv U based out of Delray Florida. You can find him performing with his original groups around south Florida doing his improv piano with comedic and theatre aspects.