Music Therapy Services in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts FAQ

1. How much are your face-to-face and remote (telemusic-therapy)sessions?

The cost is the same for both in-person and remote services. For individual music therapy sessions with one of my talented independent contractors, weekly 45-minute sessions range from $63 to $68, and 60-minute sessions are $85 to $90.


For group sessions, rates vary depending on the size and scope of the group. Please contact me to let me know what you are looking for and I will send you a proposal.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2. Do you offer Tele (remote) sessions? 

Yes! We have had great success with telemusic-therapy sessions and we use a secure, HIPPA compliant telehealth platform for these services called No registration or password is required by parents and caregivers! We offer these sessions in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

3. Do you offer sessions every other week or once a month?

No, I only offer weekly sessions. Over the past 20 years, I have tried a variety of therapy schedules and the most effective outcomes happen with weekly or twice-a-week sessions. 

4. Where are your sessions held? 

Clients are seen in the home, school and clinic settings throughout northern Massachusetts, southern Maine and southern New Hampshire, including but not limited to Concord, Manchester, Nashua, and the Seacoast.

5. What ages do you work with?

I work with people with special needs from infancy and into the later years of life.

6. Do you take insurance?

I do not bill insurance. Some music therapists in the U.S. are having success with this, but those tend to be music therapists in clinical settings where there is a dedicated administrator that just works on billing insurance companies. 

7. How about Medicaid?

The only way that Medicaid will cover Music Therapy in NH is through the Katie Beckett In-Home Waiver. 

8. Is music therapy research-based?


Many universities worldwide are conducting research on the benefits of music therapy for individuals with special needs. This is a list of some of the research-based outcomes of music therapy. 

  • Increased attention

  • Decreased self-stimulation

  • Improved cognitive functioning

  • Increased socialization

  • Successful and safe self-expression

  • Improved behavior

  • Enhanced auditory processing

  • Decreased agitation

  • Improved receptive/expressive language

  • Enhanced sensory-motor skills

For detailed information about these studies and results, please visit the American Music Therapy Association’s “Fact Sheet” page for a bibliography of this research.

9. Do music therapists work in the school setting?

Yes! It can be challenging to have a school agree to pay for music therapy services, but it is becoming much more common. Music Therapy can either be seen as an enrichment service or, if a child qualifies, it can be a related service on a child's IEP. To qualify a child, an assessment tool called the Special Education Music Therapy Assessment Process (SEMTAP) is typically used. To learn more about how to ask a school to consider and/or pay for this assessment, go to and

To read the Department of Education's letter that establishes music therapy as a related service please go to


Please feel free to email me with additional questions!

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