In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee

About Music Therapy Services

In Harmony Music Therapy center is located at

3601 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205

What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the prescribed use of music and music related strategies, by a board certified music therapist (MT-BC), to assist or motivate a person towards specific, non-musical goals.   Music therapists use their training as musicians, clinicians, and researchers to effect changes in cognitive, physical, communication, social, and emotional skills.  Music therapists are trained to work in both individual and group client contact.

Individual Music Therapy Services

Addresses individualized therapeutic needs and goals including communication/language, motor, sensory, behavior, cognitive and emotional skills. Now accepting new appointments! 

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Specialty Services Provided by In Harmony Music Therapy

  • Individual private music therapy for children ages birth to 21 years who have special needs including developmental delays, Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other medical conditions that effect development, cognition, and behavior.  Music therapy is specific to increase the non-musical goals of the individual’s physical, social, emotional, and communication needs. Infants, children, and teenagers can benefit from music therapy tailored towards their needs and abilities.
  • Music Together within Therapy individual and small-group clinical services using Music Together® recordings, songbooks, and other materials designed for clinical use for families of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and children 5-9 years with developmental delays and/or other medical diagnosis.
  • Educational Assessments for the use of music to increase educational skills and goals, especially to support other therapy goals (speech, occupational and physical therapy). Educational Assessments and reports are to support requests for the benefit of music therapy within a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  • Consultative services with health care and rehabilitative providers. In-service presentations on therapeutic benefit of music are available through In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee.
  • Wellness services for adults for personal enjoyment, good mental health and restorative self care. Services include relaxation techniques, mindful meditation, drumming, active music making, song analysis, and singing. Classes are catered to group’s needs.
  • Elder Care Music therapy treatment is efficacious and valid with older persons who have deficits in physical, psychological, cognitive or social functioning. Research results and clinical experiences attest to the viability of music therapy. Music is a form of sensory stimulation, which provokes responses due to the familiarity, predictability, and feelings of security associated with it.  Group services are available for contract for agencies seeking music therapy in their facility.  Individual, private music therapy is available.  

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Common Goals targeted within Music Therapy

Goals can include, but not limited to:

  • To increase attention to task
  • To increase social skills through maintaining eye contact, asking for help, making requests and taking turns
  • To increase verbal skills
  • To increase physical skills including large and small motor movement.
  • To increase positive behaviors and listening skills
  • To learn and process social-emotional skills
  • To process emotional trauma
  • To learn positive coping skills
  • To reinforce parent and child bonding in infancy
  • To increase or support preserved memories
  • To promote wellness and personal insight
  • To learn and/or enjoy a musical leisure skill

Carrie Friddell, MT-BC (Music Therapist – Board Certified) is certified through the Certification Board of Music Therapists.

The mission of the Certification Board for Music Therapists is to define the body of knowledge that represents competent practice in the profession of music therapy; to create and administer a program to evaluate initial and continuing competence of this knowledge; to issue the credential of MT-BC to individuals that demonstrate the required level of competence; and to promote music therapy certification.

To find out more about music therapy certification go to