I am an improviser (in sound and movement), songwriter, classically trained cellist, and self-taught guitarist. My passion for free improvisation and interest in musical communication has led me to train as a music therapist, and I have worked with young children to older adults within a variety of clinical and educational settings.
I collaborate regularly with choreographers, experimental musicians, visual and sound artists, and poets and currently lead the Liana Nuse Trio - a band of eclectic influences including jazz, 'world', classical, pop and experimental songs for cello, voice, keys, and drums in Vermont, USA. Other recent collaborations include LiMa: experimental cello-electronica songs with Marko Jesske, as a cellist with Berlin/Edinburgh based band the Raiments, and as a musician in Something Smashing, a monthly evening of music and dance improvisation in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I am a board-certified (MT-BC) music therapist in the USA and hold professional liability insurance.
For more about music therapy and my services please see my music therapy page.
Photo by Mike Reilly
M.Sc. with Distinction in Music Therapy, 2018-2020 Queen Margaret University
B.A. High Honors in Music (Ethnomusicology) and Dance (Performance), 2011-2016 Marlboro College