North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment.
Artist of the Month
Like many of us on staff, Gabby Banzon first encountered NTPA while assisting on one show and fell in love with the kids and the program. Chicago born and Atlanta grown, Gabby is a music therapist currently living in the Dallas area. She graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2014 with a major in Music Therapy and a minor in Creative Music Media. She completed her internship at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA and earned her board certification shortly after. In the fall of 2015, she decided to pursue a masters’ degree at Texas Woman’s University. Through TWU, Gabby began working with Plano Children’s Theatre to direct music in the Starcatchers’ production of Journey to Oz. After being part of such a successful show and graduating with an M.A. in Music Therapy in 2017, she was hired on as the Daytime Programs Director for NTPA, to develop existing and new daytime programs and to further the development of the Starcatchers program.
Clinically, Gabby has worked with clients of all ages with various developmental/intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions. Musically, Gabby has performed for multiple events on her own and in ensembles, singing and playing piano, guitar, saxophone, bass, and hand drums. You can also find her original music on iTunes. At the Starcatchers AMPS this year, she commented on how NTPA was like a family to her. We at NTPA are proud to have Gabby in our family!