Mellany joined Infinity as a staff music therapist in August 2020. She has been a member of our team intermittently since 2017. In the summer of 2017, Mellany completed our Job Shadow Internship Program where she participated in weekly workshops about the ins and outs of music therapy, observed music therapy in the field, and co-led group sessions for children with disabilities. In 2018 Mellany completed our Field Study Student Program where she participated in weekly supervision to further develop her clinical assessment and writing skills. She conducted group music therapy sessions, adapted music lessons, and a case study. We are excited to welcome her back as a full member of our clinical team!
Mellany is also coming onto our team as our Social Media Coordinator. Mellany organizes Infinity’s social media presence and releases a monthly newsletter about what is happening at Infinity.
She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology from Anna Maria College. Mellany completed her internship with Notre Dame Health Care’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program in Worcester, Massachusetts where she worked to maintain the quality of life of children with chronic illnesses and support their families. Prior to this, Mellany completed her practicum at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts where she worked with school-aged children with a range of visual impairments, developmental disabilities, and special needs. Mellany has also conducted both traditional and adaptive music lessons.
Mellany’s primary instrument is clarinet. She is also proficient on guitar, piano, saxophone, and voice. She enjoys performing in both classical and jazz ensembles. Mellany brings her energy, enjoyment of music, and passion for helping others find their voice; she is excited to continue making musical memories at Infinity!
What brought Mellany to Music Therapy?
“I have always been passionate about helping others. At the same time, music has always been an important part of my life. In my youth, I enjoyed performing because it was a natural way for me to express and share myself genuinely. I researched ways that would combine my love for helping people find their “voice” and my passion for music; when I discovered music therapy, I was in awe. I instantly knew I needed to pursue the field and learn more about the ways in which I could provide therapeutic support with the use of music. I’m excited to continue my career and see where it leads me!”
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