Music Therapy

Music Class
"Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable." -Leonard Bernstein

As a board-certified music therapist, Loretta takes the power of music very seriously. It can heal, bridge gaps, reveal truths, and open hearts, all without using words. Connection and expression is a basic part of the human experience. Medeiros is working to create better access to that through the use of music. 

Loretta has trained with populations including:

~students with both mental and physical disabilities

~at risk-youth

~students in a pediatric clinical setting

~ patients in hospice care
~people suffering from extreme isolation, depression and anxiety related to the pandemic


How do you feel?

How do you want to feel?

What does that look like?

Professional Presentations


Living Color: Two Therapists’ Perspectives of the Integration of Multiculturalism

Loretta Medeiros, MM, MBA, MT-BC

Peter Meyer, MA, MT-BC

Two therapists from underserved communities will discuss their experiences in music therapy including: poverty, experience as a therapist of color in a predominantly white institution, an innovative mindset for working with people of different cultures, and integrating unfamiliar music to address client need.

American Music Therapy Association:

Great Lakes Region 2020 Conference


Music Therapy  Board Exam Prep:

Making Test Prep a Lifestyle

Loretta Medeiros, MM, MBA, MT-BC

Here we take a look at standardized testing for a practical field that blends clinical work with musicianship. We explore engaging the subconscious brain with unconventional tools, such as playlists and scents, the timing of a study regimen, and dig deep into text anxiety. Mentorship is highly recommended to support growing professionals in a young field of practice.

SMWC, 2020


The Elephant in the Room of Internship:

The Things We Don't Talk About

Loretta Medeiros, MM, MBA, MT-BC

Sarah Maxwell, MA, MT-BC

The focus of this round table discussion is designed to address the issues related socioeconomic status, multiculturalism, emotional support and education inconsistencies for pre-internship, during internship and post-internship.

Musicworx 2020 Conference