Meet our team: Kaela!

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Meet an amazing music therapist, Mrs. Kaela Funke-Stahlhut, MT-BC!

Kaela received her undergraduate degree from Drury University in Springfield, MO in Music Therapy and Spanish. She then went on to intern with Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC during the 2019-2020 school year. Kaela finished her internship with MTSP and returned back home to Missouri to be reunited with her husband, Jake, and their pupper, Skylar. After living through a year facing the pandemic and multiple other obstacles, Kaela, Jake, and Skylar decided to return to Florida! Kaela absolutely loves working with multiple different populations but has a soft spot for children and older adults. If you see Kaela around and want to strike up a conversation, she loves forming bonds with new people! Kaela loves jokes and encourages the sharing of them always.

What instruments do you play?

My primary instrument is violin, but I also play guitar and piano!

What is your favorite music?

I love all music and it’s hard for me to pick a favorite…some of my favorite artists/composers include Hozier, Sia, Adele, Taylor Swift, Ben Platt, Lil Nas X, Bo Burnham, Idina Menzel, Panic! At the Disco, Lindsey Stirling, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, and Mozart

Tell us a little about your interests and hobbies.

I love hanging out with my people and my dog, Skylar. Being active is an important part of my life, whether it’s going to the gym, on a run/walk, or some other way to move my body I am all for it! I also love indulging in the art of baking and love bringing treats to people for them to try. 

Do you have a favorite place to think?

I typically think while I’m driving or in the shower. I feel like those two places are optimal thinking spaces.

Where do you want to travel?

Oh, so many places. Primarily I would love to travel across Europe and visit as many countries as possible. Seeing the Northern Lights would be amazing. I want to visit Sequoia National Park in California as well to see the world’s biggest trees. 

Name three of your bucket list items.

1. Travel across Europe

2. Own a bakery business with my best friend

3. Cliff dive


Thanks for meeting Kaela! If you haven't yet, you should also meet Sarah and James!