“Vanya is an extremely bright and talented music therapist as well as voice performer. I have worked with Vanya and invited her to become part of our UCLA pediatric pain team as well as our Whole Child LA pain team, reserving these invitations only for the best clinicians in each field.”

Lonnie Zeltzer, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director of Pediatric Pain Program
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

“Her melody and lines still stick with me today… because they were simple, beautiful, and meaningful. The interaction of the children and adults that she facilitated was remarkable.”

Ping Ho, MA, MPH
Founding Director
UCLArts and Healing

“Thank you for a wonderful session. I think our moms got a lot out of it and came away relaxed and rejuvenated.”

Randi Grossman, MPH
Chai Lifeline West Coast

“Aside from her angelic voice, Vanya has a combination of clinical knowledge and patient empathy that makes her so successful with our patients.”

Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
UCLA School of Medicine
Founding Director
The Children’s Music Fund™