Music Therapy

Music Therapy

What is Music Therapy?

Christina and HudsonMusic Therapy is an established health profession in which a music therapist uses music and all of its attributes—tempo, pitch, timbre, volume, rhythm, etc. — to help clients meet nonmusical goals. These goal areas include, but are not limited to: physical/motor development, cognitive functioning, social-emotional awareness, and communicative skills.

Our Board-Certified Music Therapists assess the strengths and needs of each client, determine individualized, measurable goals, and utilize their clinical knowledge, musical skills, creativity, and compassion to develop specific therapeutic interventions to address these goals. Sessions may include:

  • Singing
  • Instrumental improvisation
  • Moving to music
  • Listening to and discussing music
  • Other music experiences that target individual and/or group treatment goals.

Music Therapy sessions are currently held at the Music School as well as in:

  • public schools
  • hospitals
  • assisted living facilities
  • adult day programs
  • other community settings

Through Music Therapy, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.

Click Here to see a Music Therapist at work on a segment from WMUR.
And learn more about what Music Therapy can do on this 
segment from ABC News.

Learn about the types of services we provide.

MCMS Music Therapy
  • Since established in 2006 has served over 1,500 individuals with special needs
  • Partners/collaborates with agencies, hospitals and other organizations across the state
  • Provides services to over 350 individuals with special needs each year
How Do I Get Started?

Information For New Families

Please email or call for more information!
Barbara Scott, Director of Music Therapy

Meet Our Music Therapy Department

Ben Chappell, MT-BC, Music Therapist, PercussionBen Chappell, MT-BC, Music Therapist, Percussion

Suzanne Denu, MT-BC, Music TherapistSuzanne Denu, MT-BC, Music Therapist

Christina Grandoni-Barlow, MT-BC, Music TherapistChristina Grandoni-Barlow, MT-BC, Music Therapist

Shannon Laine, MT-BC, Music TherapistShannon Laine, MT-BC, Music Therapist

Lynn A. Reimer, HPMT, MT-BC, Music TherapistLynn A. Reimer, HPMT, MT-BC, Music Therapist

Barbara Scott, Director of Music TherapyBarbara Scott, Director of Music Therapy

Ann Marie Wellman, MT-BC, Music TherapistAnn Marie Wellman, MT-BC, Music Therapist


Additional Music Therapy Resources

This program generously sponsored by:


Our Music Therapists touch lives in such wonderful ways. Listen to one of our Music

Therapy parents, Laurie Lamy talk about the difference Music Therapy has made in

her child’s life.