"Banzon’s voice is powerful when it needs to be, but more intimate in its simplicity, and definitely distinct in tone."
- Joseph Ramos, The Making in the Melodies
"Gabby is not only a talented therapist and songwriter, but she is dedicated to lifelong learning. She always seeks to better herself for her clients."
- Sarah Harbour, Music Therapist, Mansfield ISD
"It was a joy to work with Gabby on missions. She has a deep faith in Christ, an enthusiasm for service, and is both a leader and a team player."
- Fr. Jeff Stegbauer, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Chicago born, Atlanta grown, and Dallas pruned, I've been involved with music since childhood. While I wasn't a big fan of being forced to take piano lessons, I loved making music with others. Eager to be included, I also picked up the saxophone, the guitar, and singing. This led to being part of school ensembles and ministry bands all throughout high school and college... and to learning way too many other instruments to count.
I loved the community I got through creating music. It allowed me to be me and still form connections. I decided that I wanted to create an environment for that to happen with others. To make a space that fosters an encounter and a relationship where they can finally be accepted and loved and seen for who they are.
And that is what I do.
During the week, you can find me working as a board certified music therapist with youth and adults of all conditions. At the moment, it looks like facilitating groups with adults with IDD and TBI at a residential community. I also serve on various music therapy committees and organizations, as well as present and guest lecture. During the weekends, you can find me creating music, words, videos, ideas, and connections. All with a cup of coffee in hand.