Way back in 2009, Sprouting Melodies began in our first music therapy center. After consecutive years of growth and accolades, it was clear that this program struck a chord with families with young children.
As the staff at Roman Music Therapy Services trained in the model to successfully run classes with young children and their caregivers, Meredith Pizzi, the Founder of Roman Music Therapy Services and Creator of Sprouting Melodies, began brainstorming with her mentor, music therapy colleague and friend, Elizabeth Schwartz over dinner at an American Music Therapy Association Conference. In 2012, Meredith and Elizabeth decided to join forces in creating Raising Harmony to bring this model of music therapy-based early childhood programming to more families around the world!
Since 2012, our sister company, Raising Harmony, has been training music therapists around the country and around the world in the Sprouting Melodies model. Over the years, we have also added other Continuing Education Courses on Leading Effective Preschool Music Therapy Groups, Music Therapy Assessments for Young Children, and Understanding Developmental Engagement in Music Therapy.