Claiming Our Place at the Table: Re-imagining the Potential of Music Therapy
Speaker: Meredith R. Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC
Meredith Pizzi is a leader in Music Therapy Entrepreneurship and a passionate and energetic champion for the music therapy profession. Meredith is the Founder and Executive Director of Roman Music Therapy Services, employing music therapists and providing access to music therapy services throughout the Boston area. In 2009, she created Sprouting Melodies, an award-winning early childhood program and co-founded RaisingHarmony, which trains others in the use of music therapy strategies and tools with young children.
Raising Harmony was one of many initiatives to help broaden exposure and develop new business models for music therapy. A highly energetic leader for AMTA, Meredith has a long list of contributions, among them:
• Created a network for music therapy business owners which includes both an active online community and an annual in-person meeting
• Served as one of the Chairs of the AMTA Leadership Academy in 2015 and 2016 to foster leadership within the profession
• Developed a podcast for AMTA and published a book through AMTA, titled Leading the Way: Music Therapy Businesses of the Future, offering guidance based on her expertise as a Board-Certified Music Therapy Business Owner and imparting her vision for the future of the field of music therapy.
Meredith has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition, Best of the Best recognitions for Sprouting Melodies®, Birthday Parties, and Special Needs Services for Roman Music Therapy Services in the Boston Parents’ Paper Magazine. In 2014, she was recognized with the Presidential Achievement Award for the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association. In addition to her own ventures, Meredith has worked tirelessly to support music therapists around the world in building their practices through growing Sprouting Melodies Programs, Mastermind Retreats, group coaching programs, and individual coaching and support. Utilizing her key strengths, she combines depth and understanding of the field with a fresh look towards the future.