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Deborah Benkovitz, M.S.W., L.S.W., MT-BC

Adjunct Professor of Music Therapy
Mary Pappert School of Music
Music Therapy

School of Music 319
Phone: 412.396.6080


B.M., Music Education/Voice, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1975

Coordinator, Summer Music and Wellness Workshop. Developed and supervises the music therapy programs for Alzheimer/dementia senior citizens, adult psychiatric rehabilitation and at-risk patients at Mercy Behavioral Health, University of Pittsburgh, as well as the music therapy internship program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Involved with oncology, transplant, NICU, intensive care, surgical and general medical pediatric patients. Certified Suzuki piano teacher. Taught vocal and general music in public schools in Ohio and California. Presented workshops at state and regional conferences on music therapy drumming with a variety of clients. Founder and co-facilitator of the Duquesne University Drum Circle.