Wednesday, November 2, 2011
November 4, 2011 - Developing Melodies
My guest this week is Meryl Brown, who is a Board Certified Music Therapist, Developmental Specialist, owner and Blogger with Developing Melodies. She received her Masters Degree in Music Therapy from Illinois State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at The State University of New York College at Potsdam. Meryl has been providing music therapy for individuals since 2006 and has worked with a variety of populations. In 2008, Meryl received her credential as a Developmental Specialist which now allows her to receive reimbursement through the State of Illinois for services provided.
Her company was originally founded as Brown Music Therapy in 2007, however, following maternity leave (allowing plenty of time to think), the business underwent a name change in 2011 to Developing Melodies. This allowed her to expand and market her services more effectively. In addition to the name change, she developed a comprehensive website including information about her, the services and a blog where she features songs, activities, ideas and information for a variety of readers.