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’sin 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.