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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

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