Who We Are
The Courage to Create was founded by Emma Byrd in partnership with Vanessa Contopulos, owner of Amplify Music Therapy.
Vanessa, MA, MT-BC is a music therapist, singer-songwriter and mother. With over 20 years of experience in music therapy and music education, Vanessa believes in using music to help people of all ages and abilities to tap into their creative spirit.
Emma, MT-BC is a music therapist, and singer-songwriter in the San Diego area. She has experienced first-hand the power of music in developing self-confidence and emotional wellbeing through songwriting, performing, and her work as a music therapist. She hopes to help women of all ages to discover their own voices and feel empowered to use them.