Learn about Carrie Friddell, MT-BC, NMT

Carrie Friddell, MT-BC, NMT, is a Nationally Board Certified Music Therapist and Neurologic Music Therapist.  She earned her Music Therapy Board Certification in 2005 and has served both children and adult populations. Her work includes:
  • Director of  The Peterson Voices in Franklin, Tennessee, a through the Peterson’s Foundation for Parkinson’s to support and sustain the voices of those who have Parkinson’s Disease. 
  • Individual Music Therapy Services for all ages and stages. 
  • Music Together Within Therapy licensed provider for young children with a diagnosis.
  • Contracts with local Assisted Living and Memory Care Senior Living Homes  neurologic music therapy services.
  • Twenty-eight years of experience teaching private piano and voice lessons to children and adults in the Middle Tennessee area now applying this skill to adaptive piano within therapy. 
  • Has Served as the President of the Tennessee Association for Music Therapy
  • Currently Serves as Co-Chair on the Tennessee Advocacy Task Force for Music Therapy.

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. In 2022 She completed her training as a Neurologic Music Therapist through the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy.  Carrie is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor through Laughter Yoga International.

Carrie has been interviewed for podcasts and online publications!  Check out her 2023 Interviews:

Aging Starts Nowhttps://www.tn-elderlaw.com/podcast/episode/90ba7bb2/episode-155-what-is-music-therapy

Nashville Voyager: Hidden Gems

Canvas Rebel 

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.

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Carrie with Children from the Music Together Program