Amy Brownell, MMT, MT-BC

Board Certified Music Therapist

Assistant Director of Services

(860) 204-1406

amy@infinitymusictherapy.com 

Amy joined Infinity in August 2013.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a minor in Mathematics from Ithaca College. Amy completed her music therapy equivalency program at Shenandoah University and subsequently earned her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy. She interned in Virginia at Northwestern Regional Educational Programs, a school for students with developmental and emotional disabilities.  Amy is nationally board certified through the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Amy is a gifted music therapist with an enthusiastic personality for working with young children with developmental disabilities. She is highly skilled in providing adaptive music lessons. Amy has experiencing serving children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Epilepsy, Rett Syndrome, Apraxia, Down Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome, and a variety of other diagnoses.

While Amy’s primary instrument is the oboe, she enjoys learning and playing other wind instruments as well.  She currently plays oboe with the Plainville Wind Ensemble. Her favorite instruments to use in music therapy sessions are drums and guitar.  She also enjoys doing volunteer work and advocating for the field of music therapy.  Amy is a member of the American Music Therapy Association. Amy is also trained in Creative Arts Birth Education.

What brought Amy to Music Therapy?

“Music has always been an important part of my life.  I knew that I wanted to major in music in college, and I enjoyed teaching others, so I embarked into the field of music education.  At the same time, I was volunteering and working as an instructional assistant in special education classrooms when I went home on breaks and for the summer.  As I progressed through my music education courses, I determined that I wanted to use music for something more than performing or directing a band.  A friend told me about music therapy, which would combine my passions for music and working with children with developmental disabilities.  I love using music as a means to benefit others and bring joy into their lives.  Our brains are hardwired for music, and it is exciting to me to see how it facilitates responses from those who have difficulties receiving or responding to other stimuli.  Music therapy is multi-sensory and reaches different people in different ways, and the exciting challenge is figuring out how to make that happen.”

Clinic Locations

Main Office:
196 Queen St.
Southington, CT 06489

 

Co-op Clinic:
125 Shaw St.
New London, CT 06320

Contact Us

General Questions/ Referrals:
Main Line (860) 518-5557
Fax (888) 200-4093
info@infinitymusictherapy.com

 

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