Ms Raabe is a Board Certified Music Therapist, from the United States and Part-Time Lecturer of Music Therapy at The University of the West Indies. With more than three decades of practical experience in Music Therapy, Raabe specializes in emotional and behavioural disorders among children and adolescents in psychiatric or special education school settings.
Her desire to learn to play pan well enough to use it effectively in music therapy sessions prompted her to play the steelpan with Phase II Pan Groove in 1995. Since then, she has played with the band at 17 National Panorama Competitions. Ms Raabe has also presented on the use of steelpan in music therapy at several conferences in the USA, Trinidad and Tobago.