Union County

Jennifer M. Knittel, MT-BC

Jennifer M. Knittel, MT-BC

Biography:

Jennifer Knittel provides group and individual music therapy services within her service specialties of dementia, hospice care, and early childhood.

Common goals reached through engaging in Music Therapy: Social and sensory stimulation, self expression, life review, family support, spiritual support, and increased comfort/quality of life.

Common approaches used by Jennifer encouraging client expression: Music listening, Music making- rhythm, singing, Movement to music, Guided reminiscence, Songwriting, Lyric analysis, Caring touch, and Vibrotactile stimulation

Jennifer Knittel's current contracts throughout Northern & Central New Jersey include providing music therapy through:

  • Music Therapy visits at home, nursing home, and assisted living facilities. Home visits and family sessions, ages 0-110.
  • Flexibility with group programming and individual visits to meet needs of residents as requested by Recreation/Activity/Memory Care departments
  • Providing quality care & meeting NJ State Survey expectations, especially for clients who are in advanced stages of dementia, in a coma state, are nonverbal, self-isolating residents, patients who are actively dying, residents with anxious behaviors, patients with developmental disabilities, non-English speaking individuals, and fragile family situations.

  • Board Certified Music Therapist 2001- present
  • Music Together certified teacher
  • Child and Adolescent Grief & Loss Music Therapy Institute
  • Music Therapy and Gerontology Graduate Study
    Human Services, Social work concentration

  • In-home services

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Comatose
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Elderly Persons
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Parkinsons
  • School Age Population
  • Terminally Ill

  • Infants (0 to 3 years)
  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Maryrose Nelson, MT-BC

Maryrose Nelson, MT-BC

Soul Search Records, LLC

https://www.soulsearchrecords.com/music-therapy.html

Biography:

I am dedicated to holding space for individuals and groups throughout all stages of life. I have experience working with individuals with ASD, developmental disabilities, group settings with Parkinson's disease, early childhood development, pediatric & oncology settings, and memory care. I am always looking for opportunities to grow the program here at Soul Search, and aim to start early childhood/parent groups and Parkinson's groups in the studio and in the community in the near future.

Specialized Trainings/Certifications:

  • DONA International Birth & Postpartum Doula Training
  • Sound Birthing Prenatal Music Therapy
  • Rhythm, Breath, & Lullaby NICU Training

Treatment Setting:

  • A set clinical location

Populations Served:

  • Alzheimer's Dementia
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
  • Early Childhood
  • Eating Disordered
  • Elderly Persons
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Labor/Delivery
  • Learning Disabled
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Non-disabled
  • Parkinsons
  • Physically Disabled
  • Rett Syndrome
  • School-Age Population
  • Stroke
  • Terminally Ill

Primary age groups served:

  • Infants (0 to 3 years)
  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Megan McDonald, MT-BC

Megan McDonald, MT-BC

Instagram: @meg_the_mtbc

Biography:

My name is Megan and I am an MT-BC. I have served a wide range of diagnoses and age groups, including hospice patients, the Dementia/Alzheimer's population, children with multiple handicaps and speech delay, and many more. I also teach adapted music lessons for piano, ukulele, and violin. I am a multi-instrumentalist and play the violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, ukulele, drums, bass, and mandolin. I have experience in the medical setting, school setting, and private practice setting. I love to help others through the use of my passion; music!

Specialized Trainings/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Music Therapist
  • Completion of the Carnegie Hall Music Educators Workshop Intensive

  • In-home services

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Early Childhood
  • Elderly Persons
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Learning Disabled
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Non-disabled
  • Parkinsons
  • Rett Syndrome
  • School Age Population
  • Speech Impaired
  • Stroke
  • Terminally Ill

  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
The Music Moment, LLC

The Music Moment, LLC

Ellen de Havilland, MT-BC

https://www.themusicmoment.com/

Biography:

Bringing the joy of music into every home.
The mission of The Music Moment, LLC is to provide quality Music Therapy and recreational programs accessible to every individual and to raise awareness of the clinical practice and application of Music Therapy as part of an interdisciplinary approach. We provide individuals and families the opportunity to enjoy and explore the joy of music in their lives through individual music lessons, adaptive programs, and music therapy. Individual and Group programs are specifically designed to nurture the needs of the clientele and facility. 

  • A set clinical location
  • In-home services

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
  • Early Childhood
  • Elderly Persons
  • Head Injured
  • Learning Disabled
  • Mental Health
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Non-disabled
  • Physically Disabled
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • School-Age Population
  • Speech Impaired
  • Stroke

  • Infants (0 to 3 years)
  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Muzique, LLC

Muzique, LLC

Karly Muzalier, MT-BC

www.muzique.org

Biography:

Muzique, LLC provides creative arts experiences to individuals of all ages and abilities. We provide music, art, dance and drama in the form of adapted lessons and therapy. We service almost all of NJ and some of PA!

  • A set clinical location
  • In-home services

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
  • Early Childhood
  • Elderly Persons
  • Learning Disabled
  • Mental Health
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Non-disabled
  • Physically Disabled
  • School-Age Population

  • Infants (0 to 3 years)
  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)