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You will be teaching in-home voice, piano, guitar, and/or any other instruments you are comfortable teaching. Students are of all ages and skill levels and live in Westchester and Fairfield Counties in NY/CT.

Background in music therapy and/or music education preferred. Must have reliable transportation and be okay with some travel. 

Very competitive compensation!!!

Please contact Amy at for more information!

Amy Rood Miller


Creative Music Lessons, LLC

Granite State Opening

Job Title: Music Therapist, independent contractor, 4 hours to start, start date in August/September 2019

Location: Southern, central, southwest, New Hampshire and Northern Mass

Description: A well established music therapy practice is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic music therapist to hire as soon as possible. The music therapist will provide music therapy services in homes, schools, and communities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Therapy will be provided within the guidelines and standards of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

Qualifications: Minimum undergraduate degree in Music Therapy attained from an approved program by the AMTA in conjunction with being Board Certified. As an independent contractor you will need to provide your own professional liability insurance, instruments and reliable transportation.

This job may be for you if:

• You are passionate about working with individuals with developmental


• Your experience and training is mostly with individuals with special needs

• You are comfortable working in private homes and working hand in hand

with families

• You are confident about your skills and can convey your expertise and

passion to others in a professional way

• You are open to feedback from others and enjoy expanding and improving

your therapy skills

• You have reliable transportation and are comfortable traveling to clients in

the southern, central and Seacoast regions of NH

• You enjoy working on your own, but appreciate having someone to

brainstorm ideas with

• You enjoy collaborating with other related professionals

• You are quick to communicate by email, text, and phone

This job is not for you if:

• You are not receptive to feedback

• You are not willing to travel to see clients

• You are not familiar with the Code of Ethics or do not agree with its


• You are not flexible with scheduling

Pay: Base rate of $48.00 per hour

Email resume Elizabeth Ferguson at  

Job Title: Special Education Music Therapist Organization: Coast Music Therapy Location: San Diego Hours: Full Time School Year with Benefits

Contact Information:  We’d love to hear from you. Send an introduction and resume to Learn more at





Jump on our bandwagon and become an IEP expert! Join our close-knit inspired team of San Diego Special Education Music Therapists August 19, 2019. 


You’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse spectrum of disabilities in grades PreK – 12 in San Diego schools. Hone your professional skills through individual and group sessions, co-treatment with school staff, IEP meeting attendance, weekly staff meetings with your fellow Coast MTs, and progress monitoring.   All of your documentation, meeting, and travel time is included within your Monday-Friday work hours, and weekends are always off for YOU time. You’ll travel to various schools during the school day, combined with plenty of time to complete admin work at the fully stocked Coast office. 




Our full time school year salaried position runs from late August through mid-June, following the San Diego Unified traditional school year calendar. You’re then free to roam for the summer, but Coast continues to cover your health and dental benefits if you’ll be staying on for the next school year!  Many of our therapists use this time to work at summer camps, take on service projects abroad, enroll in summer courses, or chill with family, then return the following August for the new year.


Let us know if you’re interested in the option of providing summer school services! Depending on our student rosters, we may have an additional 4 weeks of work in July/August if you’re staying in town!


Salaried 10-month therapists are eligible for over $8,000 in benefits!!


– $1000 signing bonus
– 5 sick days (with no wait period)
– 28 additional paid days off (ALL school holidays)!!!!!!!
– $430/month paid toward a Health Net PPO plan of your choice
– Full Dental Insurance Monthly Premium Paid
– 3% Vanguard Retirement fund match
– Continuing ed stipend
– CBMT dues
– Monthly cell phone stipend
– AAA roadside assistance


PS…  our MTs also enjoy use of our recording studio, an individually-assigned iPad, hundreds of songs with visual supports, and much more!




Music Therapy Job: Bennie Dover Middle School, New London

Music Therapist: The New London Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School at Bennie Dover Middle School, New London, CT

Reports To:

Music Therapist will report to Director of Culture and Climate K-12.

Job Overview

This is a 3 day a week (18 hours) position, funded by Michael Bolton Charities (MBC), for a music therapist in an arts magnet middle school in New London, CT.  The music therapist meets with individuals and small groups to work on social emotional goals, such as self awareness and expression, self-regulation, relationship skills, empowerment and initiative.  This program will be a second site for the The MBC’s “Beyond Trauma-Youth Music Therapy” program.  The initiative was created to serve students exposed to domestic violence and all forms of trauma.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide individual and small group music therapy sessions for middle school students.
  • Recruit, assess, and develop appropriate goals for students for music therapy sessions.
  • Write notes and evaluate progress of program.
  • Communicate with staff and participate in staff meetings.
  • Order and maintain instruments.


  • Board Certified Music Therapist
  • At least 5 years experience working as a music therapist
  • At least 3 years working as a music therapist with adolescents 
  • Experience in improvisation with individuals and small groups
  • Experience working with trauma 
  • Advanced skills in guitar or piano
  • Able to give basic lessons in guitar and piano
  • Experience facilitating songwriting/writing raps in music therapy sessions
  • Experience with Garageband or similar software, either current or willing to learn.
  • Flexible
  • Initiative 

Send resume and cover letter to Cyd Slotoroff, MT-BC, Music Therapist for MBC “Beyond Trauma-Youth Music Therapy Program” New Haven site.   please put ‘music therapy job’ in subject line

Manchester Community Music School Manchester, New Hanpshire Music Therapy Program

The Manchester Community Music School offers a wide array of high-quality music programs, including private lessons, music therapy, early childhood, Suzuki, summer programming, and NH Youth Ensembles.

We are looking for a Board Certified Music Therapist to join our MT team!

Our Music Therapists provide in-house MT services and also work in partnership with public schools, adult day programs, after school programs, assisted living facilities, and hospitals in Manchester and in surrounding communities.

This part-time (hourly) MT position includes a focus on individual and group work with children (early childhood, preschool and elementary age) in school settings and based at MCMS. The Music Therapist in this position may have opportunities to increase clinical hours with individuals of all ages in varied settings as our MT program continues to expand and as new contracts develop.

Interested and qualified individuals should be comfortable working independently, in 1:1 and group sessions with individuals of all ages and all abilities, onsite at MCMS and/or in a variety of community settings.  Schedule could include daytime, after school, and/or evening times. 

Reliable transportation is required as this position involves travel in Manchester and southern New Hampshire communities.

Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Planning, organizing, and leading goal focused music therapy sessions for groups and individuals with diverse skills, abilities, and needs in a variety of locations.

– Documenting all music therapy sessions and client communications, and completing required periodic reports

– Collaborating with other members of treatment teams, including family members and staff

– Communication/meetings with MCMS MT Department staff on a regular and on-going basis

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Barbara Scott, Director of Music Therapy   email:

Manchester Community Music School                                                                         

2291 Elm Street                                                                                                   

Manchester, NH 03104                                                            

Changing Lives through the Power of Music

GIM training

Have you thought of adding GIM to your practice? Do you have colleagues who have always wanted to learn more about GIM? We are serving as the CBMT Approved Provider for a Level One GIM Training in Connecticut with Madelaine Ventre, who studied with Helen Bonny. Early bird pricing ends on May 30th. Get your applications in soon!


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Guided Imagery in Music Training August 24-28, 2019 in Litchfield, Connecticut

Deepen your practice, expand your skills, and earn 46 CMTE credits, including 3 ethics credits! You do not want to miss this training opportunity for a Level One Bonny Method GIM Training. Spend 5 days with Madelaine Ventre, MS, LCAT, MT-BC, and learn about the major components of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM) process. The topics covered include the history, definitions and session format of GIM and music and imagery; imagery; non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC); processing techniques; guiding techniques; music in non-ordinary states of consciousness; contra-indications and ethics. This course will include an experiential component in addition to the didactic work.


Early bird registration ends on May 30, 2019. Take advantage of the early bird to save on your registration and get the training with all of your food and lodging included for only $1500!  For 46 credits, you can’t beat this!!  Send your applications in as spaces are limited!


Traditional Chinese Medicine, Arts and Culture

Registration is now open for Endicott College Expressive Therapies Symposium: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Arts, and Culture; October 25, 2019, 9:00am – 3:30pm, in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts. This one day event will feature a gallery talk, keynote, and hands workshops by experts in the fields of Creative Arts Therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. For questions, please contact Expressive Therapies Professor Krystal Demaine, symposium coordinator,  Follow the link to register: 

In remembrance

We are saddened by the loss of our dear colleague and friend, Allegra Themmen Pigott. Sending love and light to those who knew her. Please view funeral details and add a memory on the Dignity Memorial page:

Open board positions

Are you a professional music therapist in New England who is interested in volunteering on the NER-AMTA board? If so, please contact NER President Adrienne Flight at with questions and to explore opportunities.


Here are the current positions that we are looking to fill:


NER representative to AMTA’s Clinical Practice Networking Committee: Provide coordination for networking and mentoring opportunities for practitioners working in a range of settings and with different populations, and foster communication between committees and with professionals in related fields. The candidate must be a professional AMTA member with two years of experiences, and would plan to attend all AMTA conferences, as this is where meetings take place. 


NER Pay It Forward Committee Member: Work with the region’s membership representative to organize, advertise, and carry out the Pay It Forward annual campaign. The goal is to help NER members with the cost of professional AMTA membership. This position does not require attendance at AMTA national conferences, but does require attendance at NER regional conferences.


NER Financial Committee Member: Fundraising to allow NER to continue providing its Membership Support Program. This position is ideal for you if you are confident interfacing with vendors, restaurants, a creative thinker, and are comfortable tracking fundraised dollars and reporting back to NER’s treasurer.


NER Representative to the Music Therapy Informed Music Listening Workgroup: Workgroup provides support to music therapists for incorporating, consulting for, and educating about music listening programming for all populations. Representative will share information about music listening resources through AMTA web pages, an online CMTE course, and presentations at conferences. Attendance at national AMTA conferences is notrequired but is preferred.



Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC

President, NER-AMTA


Private Guitar Lessons for Music Therapy Students

Beginning August 2019, I am offering private guitar lessons for Music Therapy students, focusing on your specific guitar needs.  Lessons are $45 per half hour or $90 per hour if you come to my studio in Roslindale, $10 more if I come to you.  I have been a professional performer and taught guitar students of all ages for 40 years.  I have been on the faculties of New England Conservatory, Curry College and The Park School.  Contact info: Scott Sandvik  (; Cell: 617-947-8186)

Music and Imagery for Wellness


Location: Hillcroft Services, Inc. 114 E Streeter Ave.

Muncie, IN 47303

Job Type: All, Community Based Services

Posted Date: 4/22/2019

Close Date: 9/1/2019

Contact Information: Anna Wamhoff, MT-BC

(765) 284-4166 ext. 1165

Contact Email:

Description: Hillcroft Services, Inc. offers services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities through the Medicaid Waiver program. Due to an influx in referrals, Hillcroft Services Inc. is currently seeking Board-Certified Music Therapists to work with individuals and groups of all ages! Instruments and other materials are provided. Therapist is expected to complete adequate documentation in a timely fashion and work with client- centered teams and other therapists/ professionals. Hillcroft offers a multitude of opportunities to grow professionally, participate in community outreach programs, engage in direct, paid supervision and social events (i.e. ice cream, shopping, Mexican food, etc.), and collaborate with other music therapists and professionals.

Position: Work week includes Monday through Friday, with some weekend/ evening events; full-time, hourly caseload with benefits (401K, medical, paid holidays, PTO), as well as mileage reimbursement and financial assistance for continuing education credits, conference, and professional affiliations. Therapist must have reliable transportation, albeit majority of services are facility based.

Requirements: -Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy -MT-BC credentials

-Excellent organizational and time management skills

-Ability to work within a professional team setting, participate in community outreach services/ events

-Knowledge of Medicaid Waiver Services and familiarity with Individualized Service Plan (ISP)

-Reliable transportation


2019 pay it forward scholarship

The Application Process for the 2019 Pay It Forward Scholarship has officially re-opened! 

Scholarship Applications are due by March 21, 2018.

Scholarship Recipients will be notified by March 28,2018.

To apply, Music Therapists should complete the 2019 application form located at:

Questions about the scholarship application or eligibility can be directed to The Membership Support Committee at or

11/17/18 Meeting Minutes

11_17_18 NER-AMTA Membership Meeting

Ner board nominations

Hello, New England Region Music Therapists:

The nominating committee is excited to share that 2019 is an election year for the NER Executive Board. We are currently accepting self-nominations for all voting Executive Board positions which include:

• President-Elect: 6 year commitment

• Vice President-Elect: 4 year commitment

• Treasurer: 2 year commitment

• Secretary: 2 year commitment

• Assembly Delegate: 2 year commitment (note: a total of 9 candidates are needed to fill 4 primary and 5 alternate positions. This position requires attendance at every annual AMTA national conference)

We strongly encourage you to download and review the NER Bylaws which include descriptions for each position:

The following is required to serve on the NER-AMTA board:

• a commitment to maintaining professional AMTA membership status; and

• attendance at four regional board meetings which take place in:

◦ March or April at the annual NER Regional Conference

◦ June in Sturbridge, MA or via conference call

◦ September or October in Sturbridge, MA

◦ February in Sturbridge MA

If you are interested in running for any of these elected positions, please submit the following, via email to, no later than Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:59am:

• A letter of interest to the NER-AMTA Nominating Committee

• A biography of 100 words or fewer for member reference or use on the ballot

The election will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the NER-AMTA Membership Meeting.

If you have questions about any of these positions, please contact Jennifer Sokira at  

In service,

Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC

Nominating Committee Chair

NER-AMTA Past President

PS:  Interested in helping NER-AMTA, but not in an elected capacity? We also have openings for committee representatives for Clinical Practice Networking, Continuing Education, and NER’s Financial Committee. Contact President Judy Engel at for more information!

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