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Music Therapy with “Original Sound”

By now, I am sure we have all become professionals navigating Zoom or Google Meet or any other video platform to connect with work, school, family, and friends.  It’s been almost a year since we were all sent home and learned about social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  I know personally, it’s taken me this time to find my footing in living month to month and wondering when I can be back in person with my groups and individual clients making music together again. 
However, during this time, I have been able to create fun and interactive sessions with  groups and individuals over the Zoom teleconferencing platform.  Today, I want to share with you what I have learned about holding sessions online. 

  1. Teletherapy sessions can also bring personal relationship between therapist and client even when we are not in the same room together.  I do miss the physical presence of being in the same room as my clients, but holding regular teletherapy appointments has given me an appreciation of seeing my clients on screen each week. We continue to connect with one another through the back and forth playing of music.  I also allow time for them to talk about their day, their week, or other experiences they may have had since we were last on Zoom together.  I look forward to these conversations as well as making music together the best we can.
  2. I am able to also focus on faces and body language during sessions to measure participation.  As long as a person has their camera angled onto their face and upper torso, I can read participation just as well as if I were in person. 
  3. Subsequently, I can angle my camera where I can sit or stand to show choreographed movements or physical exercises, I  can go over and play my piano and still be heard, or I can sit closer to the camera to help a client see how my mouth is moving while singing. 
  4. Slide show presentations are my friend.  In slideshows I can include lyrics, pictures, visual games, interactive songwriting activities, videos, and music as I go through a session.  This has been a  creative way to present songs and help folks follow along. 
  5. The Zoom platform has created sound opportunity for musicians to sing and play their instruments!  There is a setting in Zoom called “Turn on Original Sound” that you and I can click on in our Zoom  settings to increase the volume of sustained singing and playing.  I’ve included a video below for a “how to tutorial” on how to engage in music therapy over Zoom and I’ve included this key point in it! 

Give this video a watch on how to engage in Music Therapy with me through Zoom and how to make your experience the best it can be! 

If you are looking for more music therapy experiences for a family member or yourself, Music Therapy services are available by appointment for private music therapy.  My specialties are as listed:

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All the best,

Ms. Carrie

Plans, Hopes, Dreams and Giving in 2021

I think Miles Davis had it right when he said, “Do not fear mistakes. There are none,” especially when I see someone engaging in music that speaks to them. Many of us, including myself at one time, live with the notion that active music making needs to be learned. At a young age, active music making just needs to be supported and encouraged. Let infants, toddlers, and preschoolers enjoy banging away at a strong rhythm or making their own noises to the melody of a song. As a music therapist, I know that when music making is supported and encouraged, at any age, we all have the capacity to enjoy and engage in music even without prior learning or knowledge about how music is composed.

I have big plans for In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee. Currently, my plan includes seeing individuals and groups over Zoom while the pandemic continues to keep us distant. This past Sunday, the Star Choir program met once again for 45 minutes of music and movement supporting children and youth with special needs. We had a lot of fun! It was great to see the smiles on everyone’s faces as we sang songs and moved to the beat!

We will meet every Sunday at 2:00 PM Central Time. Children and youth can join in on any given week. No prior experience is needed. Please email me at to sign up and get the Zoom link. I hope you will consider having your child or youth (ages 7 to 21) join us!

The next big plan is to raise funds for ongoing scholarships for the Star Choir program. Even before the pandemic, families were invited into the program free of cost. Many families of children with special needs bear the cost of multiple therapies and programs to help build their child’s growth potential. Music Therapy is a complementary therapy to other important therapies and provides another route into growing cognition to improve movement, communication, and social skills. Music is fun and engaging and music therapy techniques can help with self awareness and attention skills.

Waving “Hello” is an important communication skill

Please consider giving to the GoFundMe campaign for In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee. Any amount, even just $1.00, will help reach the $1,000.00 goal. The actual cost of the six-week program is $180.00 per child. However, families who participate in the In Harmony Music Star Choir program are not required to pay the full cost. I ask them to pay only what they feel the can, with a suggested amount of $60 per child.

Thank you so much for considering donating to the In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee GoFundMe Campaign! When it comes to music making in my music therapy sessions, I teach not to fear mistakes and truly believe that music promotes the person!

Please visit each of the tabs on the top of this page to learn more about programs and music therapy services through In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee!

Thank you again for your support!

Ms. Carrie

Go Play!

Play is an important concept not only for childhood but also into adulthood.  Play is both a noun and a verb. It is both an act of being and doing.  There is non-scripted play and there is formalized play such as playing an instrument, a sport, or a game.   In young kids engaging or not engaging in play is how we mark development and find if there are any delays.  In adults, it is thought we “loose” our need to play, but I beg to differ.  Participating in the act of play every day is healthy.  

From the youngest to the oldest individuals I see in my music therapy practice, the act of making music calls upon the person to respond to their own inner creativity.  I allow time and space within the music for individuals to “play”.  

Singing a song while trading a maraca back and forth with a three year old, saying “My Turn”  is cooperative play.  While the three year old has the maraca, he or she is able to shake it as fast or slow as they would choose to play it during their turn.  This increases cognitive personal choice making skills in the earliest stages of development.  

Music Therapy Services including Music Together within Therapy

When working with a teenager with Autism, it may be a goal to for them to break out of comfortable mindset patterns of playing or reproducing composed music and begin to create their own melodies on a piano through improvisation.  This can create new pathways to learning, increase self confidence, and allow them to have agency over personal decision making.  

Adults often need to be reminded that music making doesn’t have to be formal and “just right”, but I teach that it can be silly and playful with creating fun warm-up sounds to strengthen their voices, moving and dancing to the rhythm of music to encourage movement, and making up humorous lyrics to help lift feelings of depression and increase positive thinking.    

Making Music can bring us positive feelings

Often, I find as grown ups, we forget to engage in our ability to be silly and fun, especially when there seems to be so much bad news and many concerns in our lives.   Our outlook on difficult situations and news can be addressed by how we respond to the stressors in our lives.  Engaging in the act of play through sport, games, and artistic endeavors, like music, helps us express our thoughts and feelings in constructive ways. Play also helps us to move our bodies as in structured exercise, walking, or dancing which helps to relax us afterwards.  When participating in a communal play through activities like singing, playing instruments, playing games, or participating in sports, play helps us make important bonds and connections with family and friends.  
Here are some ideas to “play” more: 

  1. Write down for yourself or collaborate with family 10 things you’d like to do together. 
  2. Pick one and plan to do it within the next three days.  
  3. Plan one for next week. 
  4. If it’s a “bucket list” of vacations and trips, then plan one when it is safe to do so, or begin gathering information about places to visit. 
  5. Go with the mindset of of having fun and playfulness.  I say this because often grown ups get bogged down with details of timing, traffic, fussy kids, and interruptions – don’t let this stop you from enjoying the moment.  
  6. Take pictures not for social media’s sake, but to go back and remind yourself that you had some fun and play to your day, week, and month.  

Subsequently, we should all take some time to laugh each day.  I often have to remember to laugh, yes, I do!  And when I do, it feels good! 

And if your are curious how to increase a sense of playfulness through music therapy, feel free to send me questions or sign up for a FREE 30 minute consultation to see if music therapy is a good fit.

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If you are looking for more music therapy experiences for a family member or yourself, Music Therapy services are available by appointment for private music therapy.  My specialties are as listed:

Be sure to share this post and sign up for the bi-monthly newsletter to find out more about music therapy and In Harmony Music Therapy Services!

All the best,

Ms. Carrie




New Year Songwriting for 2021

A Song to Sing and Dance Along

Happy New Year! 

Here is to wishing you a year that will be on the upswing of good news to come! 

Today, I’m sharing New Years Feel Good Friday Song.  I post these songs on Facebook and Instagram every Friday as a way for my followers to take a moment and sing a song that brings hope and positivity to our current social distancing practices.  For New Year’s Day I chose to sing the song, What a Wonderful World by George D. Weiss and Bob Theile. Of course, made famous first by the late Louis Armstrong and then by the late, Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole.  This song a favorite of many folks and I have sung it with many of my groups and clients over the years.  The lyrics speak of all the good things about living this life and the kindness we have as neighbors and friends. My favorite memory of this songs is when my kids were young and I would take them to the Downtown Nashville Public Library for weekly story times. I loved that Mary-Mary, Library Pete, and The Professor would end each story time singing and signing this song with the kids.
Give it a listen:

Today, after you listen and sing along to the song, I would challenge you or your loved one to think of your own verse to this song.  I’m all about lyric rewrites to bring out our own positive thoughts and feelings, especially, in a time when many of us are feeling distant from loved one’s and have experienced hardships this past year. 

A rewrite would look like this:

I see the moon so bright, shining at night

I see its glow bringing sweet light

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

Remember, lyrics do not have to rhyme to make sense to the spirit of the song.

Here is another example:

I love hugs from my son, and cuddles with the cat

I’m thankful for evening meals with my sweet family

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

It’s your turn! Give it a try!

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I’m still finalizing the group schedules for the new year so more to come in the next week or so! Stay up to date by joining the newsletter:

I am thankful for you!  You make this world wonderful just by being in it!

Ms. Carrie

Songwriting 102: My Favorite Things

I’m just that “age” aka Gen-X, that I remember watching the Sound of Music every December on TV.  I looked forward to it every year.  A somewhat tragic story of German Occupied Austria in the 1930s that centered on one young women trying to find her path in life and the lives of a family she changed along the way.  The music was so rich and lovely it left me feeling good and hopeful the von Trapp Family was going to make it out of war torn Europe and go on to lead beautiful lives as the von Trapp Family Singers.  Rodgers and Hammerstein were at their peek with this musical and it is a classic to this day.  In college, a friend gifted me her cassette (yes, a cassette!) of the soundtrack to the movie.  Later, after I received my music therapy board certification, during my first work driving to Kentucky to see children in schools I would play this soundtrack and “warm-up” my voice! 
My vocal range is Mezzo Soprano so I enjoy singing both low and high notes along with Julie Andrews.  The Sing-A-Long nature of the movie includes so many opportunities for the audience to participate with the voices of the cast, such as So Long, Farewell and Do, Re, Mi.  The song, My Favorite Things is one I use most often in my music therapy work.

It is healthy to talk about the things that give us pleasure and feel safe in life.  With children and youth, often this song is used for basic communication and self expression.  Asking, “What are your favorite things?” Is a way to open up communication and increase cognition by thinking through an answer.  I also have used this song for engagement and reminiscing with my group members who have Parkinson’s.  I have seen their moods lift as they think and talk excitedly about their favorite things.  This song is also good for folks with dementia diagnosis as it helps support memory care by utilizing memories that are still present.  

Recently,  the Peterson’s Choir for Parkinson’s have been singing this song, My Favorite Things.  Since we are meeting each week on the Zoom platform, through the Fall season we have done several lyric rewrites.  Here is what they came up with: 

Dark Chocolate Candies and Honey Wheat Bread, Butter on Popcorn and a warm cozy bed, Singing with friends on Zoom every week, These are a few of the things that I seek!

Sweet Carrot Cake and Sunshine in Blue Skies, Walks in the Park where green trees sway! Seeing friends, dogs, and birds makes me happy today! These are a few of my favorite ways! 

Bacon and eggs to fill out our morning, Grandma’s Beans in the evening with fresh buttered corn bread, Steaks on the grill with friends playing music, These are a few of my favorite things!

When the Arms Shake!When The Feet Freeze! When I’m feeling off! I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad! 

What are some of your favorite things in life?  What have been hardships or challenges that you or a loved needs encouragement for? I would encourage you to write a list of your favorite things and perhaps sing about them too!  Need a refresher of the song? Check out my Feel Good Friday Video on Facebook from July 24, 2020. The song starts at minute 1:14.

One of my favorite things in life is my music therapy work.  I’m passionate about it. Although, the year 2020 has brought many challenges with seeing clients in person, you are one of my favorite people! 

I am taking off work until January 4, 2021. The clinic will remain closed and Zoom Telehealth sessions are being scheduled for after the new year. My online scheduler is open anytime for scheduling appointments. Registration for group offerings for kids and youth will open after January 4 and will begin in late January for the Spring Season. Stay tuned! 

I wish you good health and wellness for the New Year to come! 
Happy Holidays!

 Ms. Carrie 

Lyric Writing 101: Expressing your hopes

Happy December 2020!  I’ve seen many posts and meme’s about the year 2020 and looking forward to year 2021.  As of this month, the nation is looking forward to the recent news that a vaccine is on the way. Science works for us, and I am hopeful that the year to come will bring hope and healing to us all.  

I hope you and your family are doing well.  I know, in typical years past, the holidays sometimes come with a mixed bag of emotions for folks.  The pandemic has added another layer of anxieties which can run high.  Children can feel anxious when off schedule.  People with Parkinson’s can have feelings of apathy due to isolation and little social stimulation.  People with cognitive impairment can become more confused.  Caregivers can feel very fatigued.  Finding ways where we, or our loved ones, can have good moments of respite, relaxation, and engagement in enjoyable but relaxing activities is key. What are some ways that help you or the one you care for rest from the stress of life and the holidays? 

Here’s an idea: If you were to write one verse of song to reflect your hopes for the new year what would you write? 

Have you caught any of the “Feel Good Friday” videos on the In Harmony Music Facebook or Instagram pages?  This past week, to start off December, I sang the traditional carol, Deck the Halls.  While I was practicing, it struck me that the last verse talks about looking forward to the new year ahead!  

Fast away the old year passes…Fa…La…Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa…La…Sing we joyous all together, Fa…La…Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa…La…

I am glad to see the year 2020 go! It hasn’t been easy and we really should not be heedless, especially when it comes to social distancing and wearing masks in public.  So I wrote this verse: 

Finally 2020 passes! Fa…La…Hail soon vaccines are coming in masses! Fa..La..,Sing we now all social distanced ..Fa…La..Mindful of wearing our masks in this instance …Fa..La!

Rewriting song lyrics and “piggybacking” on familiar tunes is a way to creatively express what one is feeling at the time.  The familiar melody and the sentiment of the song brings structure to the activity, but the lyrics are our own to figure out. As a music therapist, this is one of the activities I often use to bring out creativity, support communication, and encourage self-expression in individuals. All non-musical, individual goals of making music for therapy.

Again, if you were to write a verse about the year 2020 how would it go?  You could use this song tune and structure, or find another that fits your feelings and thoughts at the moment.  

Click Here to watch me singing my version of Deck the Halls!

In my practice I have worked with individuals and groups of all ages and various needs to promote wellness and support.  If you’d like to know more about music therapy services as the new year approaches, feel free to reach out to me.  This month, you can schedule a free 30 minute consultation by clicking here.  I’m working through December 18 and then taking two weeks off for the holidays. Currently, I’m scheduling teletherapy sessions for January and have available times. I’m still watching the occurance of COVID-19 cases in Middle Tennnessee and until the incidence cases go down significantly, I am still holding off on in-person sessions. Keep an eye out for the next blog post in two weeks as I will talk more about my plans for January and give you another songwriting idea!

Until then, be well, wear your mask, and sing a song! 

Ms. Carrie

Seven Ideas to Make the Thanksgiving Holiday Special: Quarantine Edition

Make new family traditions this Thanksgiving!

Hello!  Hello!  How Are You?  

In years past, during the start of the holidays, I would be involved with choir performances for my music therapy groups. Last year, I recall I was very busy leading performances from the Rising Star Choir, The Metro Parks disAbilities Group, and the Peterson’s Choir for Parkinsons.   I recall feeling so proud of my groups for all their progress and accomplishments!   However, this year, 2020, has proven so very different.  I miss the smiles on all my choir members’ faces as they sing and perform!  I’m glad I have videos on the In Harmony YouTube Channel to go back to watch, remember, and hope for more great concerts to come. 

This year, many of us are staying home and away from family as measures to social distance and reduce COVID spread. This feels very different too.   Even in my own small family unit I’ve been thinking of ways to connect with friends and family. I also want to make Thanksgiving Day special and festive for my kids an husband.  Here are seven ideas I want to share with you: 

  1. What food does you or immediate family members really love but do not have all the time?  Make an abundance of these.  Fo me it’s dinner rolls and deviled eggs, which only get served on holidays.  My kids go crazy for both!  
  2. Make that special dessert that you or your family crave, not matter if it is pumpkin pie or just good old fashioned brownies!  Involve the kids if they are keen to help out. 
  3. Spend a few hours watching a favorite movie or a binge of shows together.  Pop some popcorn or have that bag of potato chips you don’t often buy.  
  4. Go ahead and start decorating the house for Christmas!  
  5. Play your favorite music and have a dance party, even break out the Christmas music if you are so inclined.  
  6. Take a walk in the neighborhood at mid-day. Hopefully, the sun will be shining high in the sky! 
  7. Zoom or FaceTime with family and/or friends during dinner time and have dinner virtually “together”! 

What are some of your family traditions? What are you doing new and different this year to keep Thanksgiving festive and fun? Drop a comment below and let me know what you are up to and to share more ideas! 

As always, be sure to follow In Harmony Music Therapy of Middle Tennessee on Instagram and Facebook. If you have any questions about music therapy services, feel free to reach out at I’ll be announcing my January schedule soon, so keep on the look out for more updates in the weeks to come! 

I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! 
All the best, 

Ms. Carrie

Grateful Hope during COVID Times

How are you? 
It’s been awhile.  September and October seemed to have melted away, the weeks have blurred together and I’ve experienced the most challenging time of my life being home with my children and keeping up with their virtual school.  If you are a parent reading this, hang in there, I know you are in the trenches trying to maintain a “new normal”.  We can get through this with support from one another.

The phrase, “You have to put on your own oxygen mask first before you can help others” comes to mind.  Although I’m still doing some of my music therapy work virtually, I had to let go of what did not come into fruition as I hoped in September.  My music therapy groups for kids and youth didn’t form.  In the midst of that, I was trying to navigate virtual school with my kids. As a mom, I’ve had to navigate both my emotions surrounding the “safer at home” lifestyle and also my children’s emotional wellbeing.  Honestly, it has felt overwhelming.  So, I took a step back.  This is the first blog post since September.  I needed some time away, to take care of myself, reorganize my work flow, and to spend much more time with my family. 

Recently, my husband and I realized that we had gotten away from having regular family dinners at the table with our two kids.  They are 14 and 10 years old.  During the pandemic and maybe a little before that, we got into the habit of watching TV while eating dinner. It looked like family time, but then we realized we were missing out on time to talk to one another.  To make it more appealing to our kids, who were unsure of wanting to “go back to the table” to eat dinner, Mike, my husband, proposed we all play our favorite songs to listen and talk about during dinner.  My 14 year old has been all over it!  My 10 year old not so much, but still comes to the table to eat.  Yet, what has happened is that sometimes the kids get to talking about their interests and we have actual conversations!  Ha!  The music sharing has been cool too.  It’s challenged me to recall songs I’ve liked in the past and want to share with my family.  My 14 year old can really find some new and interesting bands I didn’t even know about!  For this time during social distancing, I have been grateful.

So, I am grateful for the time with my family.  I’m also hopeful for the future.  As I write this blog post, we don’t have a definitive view of what society is going to look like in the near future, when there will be a vaccine, and if there will be day we can go back to “the way it was” before COVID-19. I’m taking it one day at a time to know just my one next step back into my work as a music therapist. I’m hopeful that I can continue to write more blogs over the next month or so.  My plan is to support you with songs and at home activities that the clients I serve can engage in.

I’ve made a few changes you might have noticed. In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee is changing to In Harmony Music Therapy of Middle Tennessee. My focus as a Board Certified Music Therapist, is driving this change in title. You may have noticed the logo has been updated. I’m proud to announce that along with the Facebook Page you can now also follow me on Instagram @inharmonymusicmtn. Work is picking back up. Along with the Petereson’s for Parkinson’s Group I see on Zoom every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and the Individual teletherapy sessions, I’ve recently began to hold music therapy with one, in-person, socially distanced, memory care group for the next few months at a local skilled nursing care home. In January, I hope to continue to offer virtual classes and some limited in person therapy appointments at my therapy room on West End, Nashville.  However, I’m also watching the COVID cases reported in Tennessee to make the best decisions possible for the safety of my students, clients, my family, and myself. I will stay connected with bi-monthly news letters and blog posts to keep you updated!

What does teletherapy look like? How can I help you or your loved one the best during this time? You can schedule a free Zoom session here to speak with me about how teletherapy works for music therapy. I’d love to talk with you! Click here to Schedule a Free Zoom Informational Session!

Be sure to follow In Harmony Music Therapy on Instagram and Facebook!  What content would you like to see?  Have you checked out my “Feel Good Friday” videos on social media? Each week I sing a song that you can sing along with me!  In the interim, feel free to reach out to me and tell me how you and/or your child are doing at

Thank you for your support and I am grateful for the work I have done with you and/or your child in the past and I’m hopeful to see you again in the future! 

All the best,

Ms. Carrie

Active Music Making during COVID-19 Times

As September rolls around the corner, I’m closely watching the stats on the spread of COVID-19 and the decisions made on behalf our kids in regard to schooling. Personally, I feel in a bit of limbo, wanting to get back to seeing individuals and groups in person and also knowing that it is still better to stay at home and stay safe. As a parent of two children attending classes virtually at home, it hasn’t been easy for teachers, parents, and the children. The hope I see is that we are all giving ourselves as much grace as possible and acknowledging that this is not an easy task. Currently, my mantra to myself and my children is, “We Can Do Hard Things”. That is, hard things to get through this current time and come out the better for it. Therapy is much like this, sometimes it’s just small progress, sometimes it’s big progress, sometimes it stalled progress, sometimes it’s regress, but good therapy looks at all progress and knows that it’s process over product. We are all this process together.

Through the Spring and Summer, there were some families, children, and youth who participated in music therapy and Music Together classes over telehealth. What I discovered was active participation and progress even with the barrier of the screen. I know that some folks (including myself) have worried over “screen fatigue” for their children. However, the teletherapy I am offering still includes active music making which works on singing for back and forth communication, movement, following directions, and music enrichment through time to learn about music concepts for cognitive growth and development. It would be a time to sing, dance, and play with the music!

During this unprecedented time, music therapy over telehealth can offer a fun and active way to engage the body, mind, and spirit through music making. Register your child or youth today! I look forward to seeing everyone soon!

For the complete schedule and to register go to this link:

All the best,

Ms. Carrie

Music Together within Therapy offers valuable time spent with your little one making music together!

Important Update for August 2020 Going Forward

Since March of 2020 I’ve seen varying social media posts either saying, “What’s Next 2020?” or “Things I’ve Learned in 2020”. The first statement speaks to the fact that 2020 has brought on some unfavorable changes, thrown us into a pandemic, and completely upended what we think of as a “normal” day or week. The later statement, seems to take a look at the bright side of change and how a person can grow and evolve with the changes. I personally, have felt both sides of these statements this year as some days have been better than others and I have rolled with the punches and also reflected on what is good about life as I know it. It has been a time to adapt to changes and look at how best to adapt to these changes in both home and work life. Even before March of 2020, I have been feeling the need to let go some parts of my work responsibilities. I have also felt the winds of change for a long time even as far back as the Summer of 2018. So, here I am in August 2020 and I’m making some necessary changes to In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee and I want to let you know about them.

I’ve been a music therapist coming up on 15 years now, and a Music Together Center Director for 8 years. I love my career! I love making music with kiddos and their parents! However, here is the crux of the matter, I am letting go of the Music Together Family classes and moving my work focus to music for therapy. I have closed my center location at the Groove Room in Hermitage. I plan to reopen my West End location at Blakemore United Methodist Church, when it is safe to do so, to children with special needs including kids diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. I am continuing to offer teletherapy services to children and youth with special needs at this time. Music Together within Therapy uses the music from the Music Together curriculum to children with special needs reach their individual non-musical goals. Non-musical goals can include, increasing communication, strengthening gross and fine motor skills, working cognition skills, and increasing awareness of self and others.

I will be reorganizing my mailing list and will send out notification and add a new form to my website within the next few weeks. If you are interested in hearing more about Music Therapy services please reach out me directly at

It’s with a heavy heart that I close my Music Together Family classes. However, there are many other great classes offered in and around Nashville and I’ve provided links at the bottom of this page (below the photo gallery) to the four groups I know who continue to hold family classes both online during this time and possibly in person in the near future. I’d encourage you to check them them out, especially, to continue building basic music competence which is so important to early childhood development.

It is has been a pleasure serving over a hundred families over 8 years though Music Together Family classes! I look forward to continuing to serve as music therapist to many children with special needs and their families.
Thank you for your support of In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee!

I wish you the best in life,

Ms. Carrie
Thank you for all the great memories!

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