Molly Finkbiner, MT-BC
Music Therapist, Pianist, Organist, Accompanist, Private Lesson Instructor
Molly Finkbiner is new to the Scranton area and thrilled to be a part of CAPAA! She is a graduate of Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy as well as a Certification in Sacred Music. Her primary instrument of study has been piano, though she also plays and teaches guitar and ukulele. She has taught lessons to children and adults of all ages and has accompanied a variety of organizations including high school and collegiate choirs, instrumental and vocal soloists, and community and collegiate musical theater. After having completed four years of schooling, a six-month internship in which she worked with children and adults with psychiatric and medical diagnoses at Stony Brook University Hospital in Long Island, and an exam from the Certification Board of Music Therapists, she earned her MT-BC (Music Therapist – Board-Certified). She worked for five years in Fort Wayne, IN as an in-home music therapist working one-on-one with children and adults with varying developmental disabilities. She uses musical interventions to help others identify their true potential. She has used music to help increase social skills, communication, focused attention, movement, breath support, and self-expression, among other goals. She works to create positive growth in an individual’s physical, behavioral and emotional well-being. As a qualified music therapist, she is proficient in keyboard, guitar and vocal skills, and uses a wide variety of percussion instruments in her work as both a music therapist and music instructor.
In addition to her work at CAPAA, she also works as a music therapist at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center in Wilkes-Barre. In addition to her music therapy and teaching work, she has held several jobs as a church organist and director of music – most recently as Accompanist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, IN.