Melanie

MELANIE WALBORN, MT-BC

Managing Partner / Music Therapist

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Melanie was raised in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania and moved on to graduate from Elizabethtown College located in Lancaster County, PA. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Therapy and completed an internship at Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, PA.

 

Melanie began her career working as the lead music therapist at a school for students who experience behavior, emotional, and academic challenges. She continued her work as a board-certified music therapist for 10 years at a vocational and music therapy program. During this time, Melanie was also employed as a Clinical Supervisor for the Music Therapy Department at Elizabethtown College.

 

During her 10 years of service to the Pennsylvania State Task Force for Occupational Regulation of Music Therapy, Melanie received the 2015 AMTA Changemaker Award as well as the 2017 MAR-AMTA Service Award. She is a proud member of the American Music Therapy Association. Melanie has presented at regional and national conferences on topics related to music therapy advocacy, music therapy and various clinical populations, and professional retention of music therapists. 2017 marks Melanie's 15th year of clinical practice.

 

Also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Melanie is currently working towards attaining specialized certification as a hospice and palliative care music therapist (HPMT). Melanie lives with her husband and daughter in West Hanover Township, PA.

Melanie and Kristyn have both received certification from the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and earn at least 100 continuing education credits every 5 years.  As professional members of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) they align their practice of music therapy in a responsible, fair, and accountable manner as well as with the standards of clinical practice set forth by the AMTA.