What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is an evidence-based clinical discipline where music is used to effect positive change and foster creative expression in children and adults. In addition to achieving clinical goals and improving social functioning of those with different abilities, Music Therapy provides people with opportunities to expand their lives and explore issues through creative expression.

On-Site and Off-Site Programs


The Music Therapy Outreach Program is available to provide music therapy services to public and private schools, social service agencies, youth and foster care programs, and adult and senior programs in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Our programs are for children and adolescents with special needs or who are at-risk, and adults and seniors with special needs. Programs are designed to meet the specific needs of each school or organization, and can be held at your program location, or on-site at the Brooklyn Campus. Each program is set up individually depending on what works for the site, what particular skills and client population experience is needed and what financial arrangement is possible. 

Music Therapy Testimonials

Enrollment Information

Our department head:

Toby Williams, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Music Therapy Program Director

For our outreach programs:

Dannyele Crawford, MS, MT-BC, LCAT-LP

Music Therapy Outreach Program Coordinator

For our on-site programs:

Marie Lewis, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

On-site Clinical Coordinator

For our events:

Hannah Hershman, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

On-site Therapist Coordinator

Music Therapy Faculty

Internships & Field Work

Music Therapy Internship and Fieldwork / Practicum Opportunities at BKCM!

BKCM has been a training ground for students enrolled in AMTA approved, university programs in music therapy at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. We only accept students enrolled as music therapy majors, whether at the undergraduate or master’s degree level. We have partnered with NYU, Berklee College of Music, Montclair University, Molloy College, SUNY New Paltz, Slippery Rock University and Howard University.

Our internships run from September through June. We do not accept interns for spring only or summer placements and an intern must commit to the entire school year. We are currently accepting internship applications for the 2024-2025 school year. The application deadline is March 15, 2024. Click here to download the application.

Fieldwork, pre-internship and practicum placements are decided on a case by case basis depending on supervisor and placement availability. Fieldwork applications will be accepted from April 1 through August 1, 2024. If you are interested in being considered, please apply here.

Thank you for your interest. Please send all applications and questions to Music Therapy Director: Toby Williams MA, LCAT, MT-BC. toby.williams@bkcm.org.