Todd O’Connor


After roughly seven years of living and working as a performing musician (bass, drums, trumpet), Todd enrolled in NYU’s graduate music therapy program in 2003. His initial work in adult psychiatry introduced him to a community music therapy model, which emphasized the value and role of music performance, and has since influenced his work. Simultaneously, new forays into working with children with special needs irresistibly brought him into alignment with music-centered principles. In pursuit of a deeper understanding of music-centered work, Todd completed post-graduate training in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. In addition to working with consumers through BQCM, Todd works with pediatric medical patients at Mt. Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital and as a private consultant and therapist.