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 including the Harmony Star Choir program 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 8 years.

  • Twenty-Six 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

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