About Judith Pinkerton

 Judith Pinkerton, MT-BC/L

Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC

Judith is an award-winning businesswoman, radio show host, author, recording artist, and licensed board-certified music therapist.  As the world’s leading expert on music-based mental fitness, Judith empowers people globally to live differently.


Recently selected as the first-ever recipient for the Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor, Judith orchestrated an unconventional music therapy session for this TV spot including the Aflac duck, country star Chris Young and two children challenged with cancer.

Her call to action platform MUSIC POWERS POTENTIAL: BUILDING MENTAL FITNESS alerts people about the root cause of mood control that triggers violent outbursts and dis-ease. As a popular speaker and collaborator, Judith addresses effective mental fitness with user-friendly life skills building capacity to deal with more stress. Audiences learn how to make music work like medicine, applying special Mood Sequence Formulas from all genres to save health care costs. As a popular talk show host and guest (Music 4 Life® Radio Show iTunes podcasts), Judith spontaneously takes guests on a journey, weaving their life story with insights illustrated by their music choices and links to music medicine applications.

Judith is the author of Music Medicine Boot Camp, The Sound of Healing book, MAPP MEE Self-Assessment Kit workbook & CD, the MEE Study, and Music as Medicine workbook series. Her workshops have been accredited by the Nevada State Board of Nursing since 1990. Judith is a recording artist (violin) and producer of the REMO Stress Brake CD, MEE-Music Exercising Emotions Concert CD, MEE in the Key of Peace CD, and Journey with MEE CD-ROM.

Founder and President of Music 4 Life, Inc., Judith offers the body-mood-mind-spirit collaborative health system of wellness programs and products that touch everyone online and in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Her work grew out of a hospital experience when her solo violin music replaced medication post-surgery.  As a violinist, she has performed with symphonies from Switzerland to Alaska as well as dozens of stars on the Las Vegas strip, including Metallica, Barry Manilow, Andrea Bocelli, and Natalie Cole.

Judith founded and managed a nonprofit music therapy clinic for two decades as clinic director, researcher, grant writer, internship director and music therapist. She was responsible for securing $400,000 in state grants that assisted people from “cradle to grave” with disabilities, mental illness and medical conditions. Judith spearheaded efforts resulting in the new Nevada law for music therapy state licensure. Judith is the first to receive that license in the USA. Judith also co-founded the International Foundation for the Healing Arts, based in California, to fund multi-state program grants.

Judith serves her professional association as President and Nevada Government Relations Representative for the Western Region Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association. She recently chaired Las Vegas’ only music therapy conference, attracting music therapists from across the country, Australia, England and Spain, and taught music therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Judith’s global healing work includes TEDxUNLV 2014 and the International Women’s Forum “Music an Instrument for Change” 2013.  She is featured on radio, television, and national integrative medicine conferences (UCLA, Academic Consortium for Complementary & Alternative Health Care), on the cover of St. Rose Hospital’s magazine, Corporate Wellness Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Body Mind Spirit Magazine, Anchorage Times, Las Vegas Magazine, Maturity Today, The Challenger, Senior Press, So. Nevada Healthcare Journal, El Heraldo de Las Vegas, Las Vegas Review Journal, The Las Vegas Sun.