Faculty Profile

Patti Catalano

Patricia Catalano

Adjunct Instructor of Music Therapy

Email: catalanop@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2205
Office: Crawford 102

Education: MM, Colorado State University, 2012; BA Music, University of Dayton, 1978

Patti Catalano is a board-certified music therapist and a Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow. While in her clinical internship at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, she worked with children hospitalized for rehabilitation and acute medical problems. She also worked on the pediatric floor of Charity Hospital as part of a music therapy grant through the Orleans Parish School District.  

Ms. Catalano has lived in the Seattle area for 22 years and during that time has worked with people of all ages — from infants to individuals over 100 years old. 

In her private practice, she serves children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, children with autism, older adults and geriatrics, adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia, patients who need pain management and oncology care, and health impaired/orthopedically handicapped children.  

 As well as her credential in neurologic music therapy, Ms. Catalano has taken the training for the SCERTS™ Model – A Comprehensive Educational Approach for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s sponsored by the National Parkinson Foundation.

She has made presentations on music therapy for a variety of groups including Evergreen Hospital’s Continuing Education Department, Lake Washington School District, the Infant and Early Childhood Conference for Washington state, the Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, Snohomish County School Speech/Language Pathologists, and a PTSD Symposium at Joint Base Lewis McChord.  

Why I Teach at SPU

Patti Catalano, Adjunct Professor, Music Therapy

I teach at SPU because it furthers my ability to participate in the advancement of my professional community through teaching in a faith-based community that encourages its members to share their skills and talents with others.