Hands in Harmony is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC.) established in 2005 and incorporated in 2008 by music therapist,  Nicole O’Malley, MT-BC, NMT that offers quality 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.

Board-Certified Music Therapists

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 the founder  and Executive Director of Hands in Harmony, LLC. (founded in 2008) and has been practicing neurologic music therapy in Rhode Island since 2003. Nicole received her degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton MA and holds additional certification in Neurologic Music Therapy from Colorado State University. She is an adjunct professor at Salve Regina University in RI and is a regular presenter locally as well as nationally. Nicole is currently pursuing additional certification on Pain through Tufts

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 degree in Music Therapy from the University of New York in New York City, NY specializing in Early Intervention. She is currently working toward certification In Guided Imagery (GIM) and is Level One certified. She has experience servicing groups and Individuals in a variety of settings including schools, home based and nursing homes.

Board of Advisors

Dr. Kathleen Howland

For the past 35 years, Dr. Howland has worked with a variety of clinical populations using music to enhance speech, language, cognition and movement in habilitation and rehabilitation settings. Dr. Howland has also developed protocols to reduce stress and anxiety for general wellness, surgical prepa

John Cronin

Mr. Cronin is an accomplished business leader, strategist and manager.  He currently serves as the USA Manufacturing Director for Quick Fitting, Inc. responsible for the “Made in USA” product line.  He also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the RI EB-5 Regional Center, Inc. facilitatin