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Open House!

Press Release:

Bay Area Music Therapy LLC (BAMT) is proud to announce the opening of their new home in Oakland, CA.  The Center for Healing and Expression is located at 5549 Claremont Avenue, within minutes from the Rockridge BART station.  Nurturing a rich and diverse community of integrative and allied professionals, this new center is scoring a community that serve many of the same populations BAMT serves.  The center has a large group room, two smaller studios for 1:1 services, and a beautiful garden area in the back.  It is located right off of Highway 24 and there is ample street parking in the neighborhood.

Ian Wilkerson, founder and CEO of BAMT, decided to open up the center in honor of his late mother, Michele Newmark, a Reichian Therapist, nutritionist, and healer, who passed away in April of 2016.  Michele owned and operated a former Center for Healing and Expression in San Francisco, CA, for many years. Ian and his mother had dreamed about opening a new location in the East Bay that combined their work with other allied providers.  Helping to realize this vision, their cousin Dr. Pam Stalzer, D.C., has joined in and moved her Bay Area practice in to the new center.

The Center for Healing and Expression’s logo was designed by Ian’s sister-in-law, Yu Tsao.  The hummingbird symbolizes the legacy Michele Newmark has left behind and this new East Bay center will build more community in her spirit and loving embrace. The hummingbird reminds us to forever seek out the good in life and the beauty in each day. It is a reminder of how we expend our own energy, to be more present and playful, resilient and adaptable, to hold on to a lightness of being and enjoyment of life.

Please join us for our open house, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 25th, 2017, to celebrate the opening of the Center for Healing and Expression.  Dr. Stalzer will be providing free consultations, and Ian will be performing a few original songs as well.  Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be opportunities for group music making.

BAMT is looking to grow the centers community of allied professionals. Please Contact us if you are interested in sharing the space.  Email,

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