Tempo! Music Therapy Services began as the idea of Angela Guerriero and Anna Weaver in the fall of 2001 to fill a need in their community. On October 4, 2001, Tempo! was officially incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania. Angela and Anna spent the winter and spring of 2002 presenting on the benefits of music therapy at conferences, support groups, and local community organizations.
In June of 2002, Anna moved to Florida and founded Tempo! Music Therapy Services of Florida in the Tampa Bay Area while Angela remained in the West Chester area. In 2003, Anna opened a location in Tarpon Springs, FL, and taught Humanities and Music at St Petersburg College while nurturing the growing company. In 2006, Angela opened an additional location in Nutley, NJ in the community where she grew up.
Tempo! has grown to offer additional services as the needs of our communities have changed over the years. In addition to music therapy services, the Greater Tampa Bay, FL, Tempo! has begun to offer mental health counseling services as Anna has earned a PhD in Human Services. Tempo! PA and NJ now offer Music Together® classes, music lessons, yoga, and inclusive music groups for children with special needs as well as typically developing peers. Angela is now a PhD candidate in Creative Arts in Therapy at Drexel University.
Tempo! has expanded to offer services to individuals of all ages, and has continued to participate in community outreach efforts. Education within our field remains a top priority, as Tempo! continues to train music therapy practicum students and interns, as well as presenting at regional and national conferences.