Music Therapy is a well-established, research-based profession in which music is used in support of therapeutic and educational goals. Music Therapy is used to improve cognitive, social, physical, psychological, or communication functioning. Review the resources below to address your particular need and to learn more about the American Music Therapy Association.
Whether you are looking for a workshop for a support group or parent organization, or looking for a full day staff development workshop, our team of music therapists can come to you with an engaging, interactive workshop that will meet your specific needs. Read more
- Roman Music Therapy Services – Info Sheet
- Roman Music Therapy Services Rack Card
- Project Harmony Rack Card
- Internship Rack Card
Age Specific Resources
- Music Therapy in Early Childhood
- Music Therapy for Children and Youth with Special Needs
- Music Therapy for Adults with Disabilities
- Music Therapy for Seniors
School Related Resources
- Music Therapy in Schools: Service Delivery Options
- Music Therapy as a Related Service
- Determining Appropriateness of a Music Therapy Assessment
- US Dept of Education Clarifying Music Therapy as a Related Service
Hospice and Medical Resources
Publications by our Team
- Leading the Way: Music Therapy Businesses of the Future – Available for purchase from AMTA
Edited by Meredith Pizzi and Julie Guy
- Cultural Intersections in Music Therapy: Music, Health and the Person – Available for purchase from Barcelona Press
Authors Annette Whitehead-Pleaux and Xueli Tan
Music Therapy Links
- American Music Therapy Association – The Professional Organization for Music Therapists in the United States
- New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association – The Regional Organization in New England through the AMTA
- Certification Board for Music Therapists – The Credentialing Organization for Music Therapists
- Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy – An international online community publication forum with essays, weekly column and discussions
- Journal of Music Therapy – Publication of the American Music Therapy Association
- Music Therapy Perspectives – Publication of the American Music Therapy Association
Grants for Music Therapy
- Kate’s Voice – Incredible parent driven and run foundation that funds music therapy groups for classes in Massachusetts
- Music Drives Us – Massachusetts foundation connected with Ernie Bock’s Auto Dealership which funds music and music therapy programming
Early Childhood Resources
In the state of Massachusetts, Early Intervention services are covered through insurance and state funds. There is no cost to families for an evaluation or home visits within this program. If you have any concerns about your child’s development in any area, they can do an evaluation at your home and give you a picture of your child’s development in all areas as compared with their chronological age. If you have concerns as parent or a grandparent, it is a good idea to follow up with a evaluation. There is no harm or cost, and services at this young age make a huge difference in the trajectory of development!
To find your local provider, go to this Early Intervention Programs Listing through Mass Family Ties and select your town. It will direct you to the provider for your area.
This group hosts lots of community programs, groups for grandparents raising grandchildren, and a Baby Café for nursing support. They also have a weekly email with information about parent workshops and family events. Learn More on their website or by calling 781-246-5187.
This national organization’s website has lots of great information and printable resources for families. The science, policy and publications this organization supports are all very strong, reliable sources. They also have fantastic national conferences if you’re looking to be more involved in early childhood issues and policy related concerns. For parenting specific information, visit the Zero to Three Parenting Page.
Right in our own backyard is an internationally recognized center that focuses on research and application to support early childhood development. The videos and in-brief publications on this site are incredibly informative and easy to digest, despite being heavy in research and science. This page on Key Concepts is a good place to start exploring.