David Herman

MA, MT-BC, LCAT, Nordoff- Robbins music therapist

David Herman has been a music therapist for 25 years with a Masters degree in music therapy from New York University. He is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and a certified Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist. Primarily a guitarist, David also plays the piano, harmonica and some percussion. Aside from being a music therapist he is also a singer/songwriter playing as a solo performer as well as a band member, playing mostly original material.

David has provided music therapy services at the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the Third Street Music School, The East Village Child Development Center as well as various Nursing Homes and hospitals. Currently he has a private practice with a variety of clients from young children to adults. After recently receiving certification from the Center for Music Therapy in

End of Life Care he began a palliative care music therapy program at Terence Cardinal Cooke H.C.F.  He is also an independent contractor providing music other therapy services to Terence Cardinal Cooke. H.C.F., Coler Hospital and The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

David has worked at the Brooklyn Conservatory for 6 years with a variety of populations, including developmentally delayed adults and individual adolescents from a special needs school. Through BCM’s outreach program, David works in 2 different schools; with multiply-handicapped children and with visually impaired children. This past summer he taught a seminar to music therapy masters students in the use of the guitar in music therapy at the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki, Greece.