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Music is all around us in the world today, connecting us, communicating, and helping us learn and grow. Roots and Wings Music Therapy explores and channels the power of music to restore balance, create positive change, and move toward optimum functioning and wellness for those it serves.


beat to your own drum...

We are surrounded everyday by music and rhythm, from the radio in the car to the beating of our hearts. Music is naturally motivating, organizaing, and energizing. Quest has partnered with Roots & Wings to offer Music Therapy & MARI Creative Self-Exploration courses. Stacey has a unqiue ability to bring a smile to every participant in her class. She utilizes instruments, technology, and voice to bring out the inner musician in us all.

Quest offers

Group music



Individual/1:1 therapies

are available

as well

Stacey Surratt, MS, MT-BC
Stacey wholeheartedly believes in the power of music to transcend physical and psychological boundaries and facilitate healing.

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Stacey Surratt is owner of Roots and Wings Music Therapy, LLC, which provides services to individuals, organizations, and facilities in and around Charlotte.  She is active in the local music therapy community, and currently serves as President-Elect for the Music Therapy Association of North Carolina, Secretary for DrumsForCures::Drumstrong, as well as works with Queens University of Charlotte as a Clinical Supervisor in the music therapy department.

Stacey completed her Master’s degree in Music Therapy at Radford University.   Her focus areas included children and adolescents with developmental and/or behavioral diagnoses, mental health, and substance abuse treatment.  In addition to music therapy board certification, she is also a Certified MARI Practitioner through MARI Creative Resources, allowing an additional level of creative services to be open to Roots and Wings clients. 

Ashley Tisdale, MT-BC
Ashley believes that music is a powerful tool to make connections with others and is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all through the power of music.

Ashley is a graduate of the music therapy program at Queens University of Charlotte.  She completed her internship at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, North Carolina, a residential facility serving adults with developmental and intellectual delays and disabilities who have a wide range of functioning levels.  

Ashley also shares her love and passion for music through volunteering and performing.  She has performed with the Charlotte VOX choir, Winston Salem State University Choir, and several churches in the Charlotte area and frequently volunteers with local non-profit organization DrumsForCures::DrumSTRONG as a Village Music Circle certified drum circle facilitator.  In addition to playing percussion, Ashley also enjoys playing piano, and guitar.

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