In Harmony Music Therapy of Middle Tennessee

Learn about Carrie

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.  Additionally, she is a licensed Music Together center director. Her work includes:

  • Director  of The Harmony Star Ensemble, an adaptive choir experience for children and youth with special needs.

  • Director of  The Peterson Voices in Franklin, Tennessee, a choir through the Peterson’s Foundation for Parkinson’s 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 including Music Together within Therapy Program,  the Harmony Star Ensemble, program, both for children and youth with special needs, VoiceLift groups for people with Parkinson’s Disease, and groups for dementia memory care.

  • Individual Music Therapy Services for all ages. 

  • Music Together, Center Director for 10 years.

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

  • 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 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