Leticia is a licensed music therapist, a neurologic music therapy fellow, and a mental health counselor.
Leticia Prieto Álvarez
A native of Spain, Leticia holds a B.A. in Piano, Chamber Music Performance, and Viola Performance from Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid and a Master of Music in Viola Performance as well as a Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory, where she studied as a Fulbright scholar. In 2010 she obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Music Therapy from Lesley University, and in 2021 she completed a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Rey Juan Carlos I University (Madrid) after defending her thesis on the effects of neurologic music therapy with older adults with dementia. This research study was also recently published by the peer-reviewed journal Music Therapy Perspectives.
Leticia has performed with the Longy Chamber Music Orchestra, NEC Philarmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonica de Madrid and the Chamber Music Orchestra “Civitas Artis”, among many others, in settings such as Boston’s Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall, and the Royal Auditoriums of Madrid and Murcia. She has recorded classical, rock, rhythm and blues, and popular music from Mexico and Peru. As a member of the Filarmonica de Madrid Orchestra, she was also part of the award-winning Spanish children’s TV program ‘El Conciertazo.”
Leticia is currently adjunct faculty at Lesley University and the therapeutic program manager at Memory Support Assisted Living in Newbridge on the Charles. She received the 2019 Massachusetts Assisted Living Association Program Innovation award and loves supporting people’s creativity and artistic expression.