Healing Sounds Music Therapy, LLC

Improving quality of life through music.

Improving quality of life through music.

 

Healing Sounds Music Therapy, LLC was established in 2009 by Megan Martin, MA, MT-BC with the desire to provide high quality music therapy services to the Central Virginia Community. In 2016, Anna McChesney, MS, LPC, MT-BC came on as Co-Director.

Together, Megan and Anna strive to provide quality music therapy and counseling services for the Greater Richmond area. By using music, we can change behavior, promote wellness and improve the quality of life for all those we serve. 

 
 
 

Meet Our Team

Healing Sounds Music Therapy, LLC prides ourselves on having highly qualified professionals as a part of our team. With diverse backgrounds and educations, we can provide a wide variety of services for the Central Virginia Community. 

 
 
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Megan Martin, MA, MT-BC

Co-Director

Megan is a board certified music therapist,  founder, and Co-Director of Healing Sounds Music Therapy, LLC. Hailing from the west end of Richmond, Megan grew up immersed in music through school and church. In college, she discovered her passion for helping others through the power of music. Megan completed her undergraduate studies at East Carolina University and her Master of Arts at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. Her internship was with the Central Wisconsin Center for Developmental Disabilities in Madison, WI. In 2009, Megan opened up Healing Sounds Music Therapy, LLC , a private music therapy agency serving the needs of a variety of individuals and communities. Megan’s focus is with hospice care, Alzheimer’s patients and their families, expectant families and birth work,  wellness, and supervision for other professionals in the field. Megan also has additional training in Health Rhythms drum circle facilitation, the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, and Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth. Megan is passionate about using group music experiences to promote wellness, the use of music at the beginning, as well as end of life, and helping other music therapy business owners grow their own practices. In her spare time, you can find her teaching group exercise classes at Midlothian Athletic Club and leading contemporary worship music at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church. 

 
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Anna McChesney, MS, LPC, MT-BC

Co-Director

Anna is a Co-Director of Healing Sounds Music Therapy, LLC and board certified music therapist, licensed music educator, certified rehabilitation counselor, and a licensed profession counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a 2004 graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Music Therapy and Music Education. Upon graduation, Anna completed her internship and contracted services though Musicworx of California in San Diego, California, where she served in diverse settings ranging from hospitals and cancer survival groups to public schools and private homes. Anna has extensive experience working as a music therapist, including providing therapy services and crisis stabilization to detained teenagers in the Richmond area. Through her work in state-operated programs within Virginia’s department of education, she has co-authored standards and a curriculum for art and music therapists in education programs as part of the regular school day. She coordinates and leads training regarding social and emotional learning, and speaks at regional and national conferences about her experiences in therapy. Additionally, Anna teaches at VCU, her graduate school alma mater, as an adjunct professor instructing music therapy coursework. She enjoys employing mindfulness based practices and helping others reach their best potential.

 
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Daneyelle Elder, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Daneyelle elder is a multi-instrumentalist and singer.  She is a violinist, pianist and guitarist.  She discovered her passion for music at a very young age, singing and playing the violin at nine years old.  Her passion for music led her to a pursuit of more musical training, and she attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in 2010.  After completing training for her Music Therapy degree, Daneyelle traveled the country with recording artist Eddie James as a violinist and singer.   After touring for about a year, Daneyelle returned to her hometown of Richmond, Va.  She became a board certified music therapist in 2012.  Daneyelle works at Healing Sounds Music Therapy, LLC as a contracted music therapist. Daneyelle also works at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital as a music therapist, serving geriatric patients with mental health needs.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, teaching music to young students and discovering new restaurants in Richmond.