In Harmony Music Therapy of Middle Tennessee

Learn about Carrie

Carrie Friddell, MT-BC is a Nationally Board Certified Music Therapist.  She earned her Music Therapy Board Certification in 2005 and has served both children and adult populations.  Additionally, she is a licensed Music Together center director. Her work includes:

  • Director  of The Nashville Shining Super Star Choir, an adaptive choir experience for children and youth with special needs.

  • Director of  The Peterson’s Choir for Parkinson’s in Franklin, Tennessee, a choir to support and sustain the voices of those who have Parkinson’s Disease. 

  • Music therapist for Nashville Metro Parks disAbilities Day Program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Group Music Therapy Services for children and adults

  • Individual Music Therapy Services, specializing in children and youth with special needs diagnosis

  • Music Together, Center Director for 8 years.

  • Twenty-four years of experience teaching private piano and voice lessons to children and adults in the Middle Tennessee area

  • Serves as the Past President of the Tennessee Association for Music Therapy

  • Former Director  of The Rising Star Choir Nashville 2016-2019 at Belmont University, an adaptive choir experience for children with special needs.

She holds a B.S. in Church Music from Trevecca Nazarene University and earned her equivalency to a B.S. in Music Therapy from Tennessee Technological University.

Carrie is passionate about empowering the gift of music to individuals and groups!

I began my business because of my love of music and how I have seen it change people. This work is satisfying when I watch people become involved in music that speaks to them and/or pushes them in new directions.  When teaching piano lessons to children, I become inspired by the ones who gain self confidence by learning this new skill and making music come alive.   When leading groups of children and/or adults in music making experiences, I am inspired by the smiles on their faces and energy they put into the group effort.  Finally, when working with special needs children, I am inspired by the force of human determination as they gain even the smallest steps in their ability to function better than they previously had.  I began my business because it is also my passion.

2015-07-30 10.56.43"Rocket Ship to the Moon!!!" - Ms. Carrie leads a Music Together class