Hands in Harmony currently offers music therapy services. We are striving to offer collaborative services and hope to offer congruent sessions to best meet the needs of a family in the near future.

Music Therapy

Hands in Harmony offers music therapy assessments, group sessions, individual sessions, collaborative sessions, and consultative music therapy services.

Assessment Services

SEMTAP (Special Education Music Therapy Assessment Process) The SEMTAP is a criterion based assessment tool designed for children in the school system with a current IEP to determine need for music therapy services.

Private Assessments are also available through Hands in Harmony.

Individual Services

Private, Individual Music Therapy/Neurologic Music Therapy Services are offered for adults and children to aid in overall treatment. (Services are based on assessment and may include relaxation, pain coping techniques, coping strategies, academic enrichment, etc.)

Direct, Individual Services (based on formal SEMTAP) to assist a child in attaining goals and objectives on IEP/IFSP.

Relaxation Training is available for adults and children.

When applicable, consultative services are available to staff/team.

Group Services

School/Facility Based Enrichment Groups are available through Hands in Harmony.
Collaborative Groups/Therapies
Hands in Harmony strives to offer a multitude of collaborative services.  All services above are also offered in collaboration (please inquire for details)


Hands in Harmony is passionate about offering a variety of collaborative services including but not limited to music therapy, on site adaptive music lessons, dance/movement classes, art classes, sign language groups and classes. We cotreat with a variety of related disciplines.

Nicole O’Malley with client Maddie Manglass, a teenager who has been receiving music therapy services for nearly 10 years. Maddie has developmental delays and is non-verbal. O’Malley is a music therapist and owner of "Hands in Harmony" located at 213 Robinson Street, Wakefield. Legislation is being proposed to register certified music therapists so patients are sure of getting a qualified health care professional. PBN PHOTO/Michael Salerno

What is music therapy and how can it help you?

  • Can your loved one/ client be motivated to attempt/complete tasks through use of music?

  • Does your loved one/client initiate interaction with the use of music or musical instruments?

  • Does your loved one/ client respond to vocal imitation through music or musical instruments?

  • Does your loved one/client display an increase of motivation to imitate physically through use of music?

  • Does your loved one/ client display an increase of focus when stimulated through music?

  • Do you feel music therapy would benefit the family?


Mainstream music therapy into Neurologic Facilities, Medical Hospitals, Schools, Early Intervention, etc. through RI.

To represent music therapy as an evidence based practice throughout RI.

Expand services offered (specific services listed above).

Offer collaborative services for clients.  We are striving to create a facility where all therapists truly collaborate to meet the needs of clients (including co-treatments and client meetings).

Offer simultaneous services for clients and families (ie client can attend music therapy session, sibling can take class or lesson and parents can take yoga class or dance lesson at the same time in the same center).

Offer accessible services for a variety of clientele (including deaf community).  Make Hands in Harmony accessible to all clients.