Hands in Harmony, LLC

Hands in Harmony is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC.) established in 2005 and incorporated in 2008 by Neurologic, Board Certified and Licensed music therapist Nicole O’Malley, MT-BC, NMT LPMT that offers quality neurologic music therapy services throughout RI and nearby MA to groups and individuals of all ages.

Hands in Harmony was formed due to steady increase in demand of music therapy services throughout RI and MA. As of 2015, Hands in Harmony staffs three full time Board-Certified, Licensed Music Therapists, a full time Office Manager and a Director of Finance. We provide services in a multitude of facilities across RI and part of MA including early intervention, school systems, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and home based services.

Hands in Harmony is currently the only facility in Rhode Island offering Neurologic Music Therapy and one of the first in New England to offer Neurologic Music Therapy services since it’s establishment in 2008. We are passionate about combining evidence based techniques/strategies and maintaining current research while offer a multidisciplinary approach to service our clients.

The expansion of Hands in Harmony will include collaboration of varying forms of therapy/treatment both in group as well as individual services truly meeting multiple needs of a group/individual. Hands in Harmony established a collaborative relationship with Women and Infants Hospital of RI (through Care New England). We are now housed within a satellite location of Women and Infants Hospital. Hands in Harmony was the forerunner behind recent legislation that passed in RI establishing a music therapy registry in the state. All of our music therapists are Licensed to practice in the state of Rhode Island as of 2016. Hands in Harmony regularly presents at local support groups/conferences and is commencing relationships with a variety of clientèle throughout the state.


The mission of Hands in Harmony is to provide quality services while working collaboratively to optimize overall treatment and progress. We are striving to offer multiple therapeutic services to a variety of clientele (and families) in one center.

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Our Team

Nicole O’Malley MT-BC, NMT LPMT

Nicole O’Malley MT-BC, NMT/F LPMT is a Board Certified Neurologic Music Therapist Licensed in the state of Rhode Island. She is

Kristi Rood, MM NMT MT-BC LPMT

Kristi Rood is a Board Certified Neurologic Music Therapist, Licensed in the state of Rhode Island. Kristi received her Master’s

Dr. Kathleen Howland

For the past 35 years, Dr. Howland has worked with a variety of clinical populations using music to enhance speech, language, cogn

John Cronin

Mr. Cronin is an accomplished business leader, strategist and manager.  He currently serves as the USA Manufacturing Director for