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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is open to anyone, but especially for adults and adolescents with physical, cognitive, and developmental impairments.

This service is only offered on-site at Indian Hill, but in the future may be available as an outreach service to schools, nursing homes, and other agencies. If you are interested in discussing the possibilities of offsite sessions, please contact the program coordinator.

Program Coordinator:
Romy Wilhelm: (978) 486-9524 x-108, email

Romy Wilhelm

Individual Sessions

FEE: $45 for 30 min (8 session cycle)
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

A 30-minute initial consultation is conducted with the client and the Music Therapist for a non-refundable fee of $35. The client must enroll as a student at IHM, but all client information will be kept confidential. Please note that this is a fee-for-service program, and insurance is not accepted at this time.

Group Sessions - Express Yourself!

TUITION: $200 for 8 week Summer Session

Music Therapy
  Time Teacher Start Weeks
SP SCHED TBA   Romy Wilhelm   8

This group is an opportunity for adolescents with special needs to be a part of a group musical experience with a licensed Music Therapist. This group will focus on musical activities that use sensory stimulation. Our goals target socialization, emotional expression, motor function, and coordination. The group is limited to 6 students.

Please contact Romy Wilhelm for more information. If you have a suggestion about an additional population that could benefit from group music therapy, please let us know!



  • About Music Therapy
  • About our Music Therapist

What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music Therapy Goals of Music Therapy:

  • increase socialization and decrease isolation
  • stimulate cognitive and motor functioning (gross/ fine)
  • facilitate movement activities to enhance physical well-being
  • increase communication skills
  • promote feelings of independence and self-initiation
  • create an outlet for emotional expression

What do music therapists do?

After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, a music therapist develops a treatment plan with measurable goals and objectives and then provides the indicated treatment. A music therapist structures the use of both instrumental and vocal music strategies to improve functioning or facilitates changes that contribute to life quality. These strategies can be used for individual or group treatment, and may include: improvising or composing music with clients, accompanying and conducting group music experiences, directing music and movement activities, or structuring music listening opportunities.

What are some typical activities used in a music therapy session?

  • Songwriting
  • Improvising on various instruments including floor drums, hand percussion, keyboard, or vocals
  • Movement activities with musical accompaniment
  • Passive listening experiences
  • Rhythm exercises in a call and response format


Music therapy is open to all ages and abilities. There are numerous research studies and published papers to support to efficacy of music therapy as a form of therapeutic treatment. More information about music therapy can be found online at the American Music Therapy Association website.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Music Therapy Program Coordinator, Romy Wilhelm.

Romy Wilhelm

Romy Ikauniks Wilhelm, MA MT-BC

B.A., Tufts University, Music. M.A., Expressive Therapies with specialization in Music Therapy, Lesley University.

Romy recently earned a Masters in Music Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and has successfully completed the MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) licensure exam.

Through college, Romy studied flute and piano, and sang and arranged popular music in a capella groups. After a career in the live music industry managing nationally recognized venues and international music festivals, she discovered the field of music therapy and realized this was the avenue for her musical talents and interest in our connection with music.

She completed two internships at Lesley, one with an elderly population with dementia and Alzheimer's clients, and the second with adolescents diagnosed with developmental and cognitive delays including Autism/PDD, anxiety, bipolar, behavioral disorders, PTSD, and learning disabilities.

She is very excited to be joining the Indian Hill faculty and establishing a music therapy program within the Littleton community, to which she has lifelong family ties.



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

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