We know many people run into barriers that prevent them from having the quality of life (emotional, physical, and social well-being) they really want.
At Anderson Music Therapy Service we use evidence-based music therapy to empower our clients to overcome those barriers and be their best selves at home and in the community.
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Noel Anderson, MMT, MT-BC
B.MUS / B.A. / MMT / MT-BC
Founder & Director, Board Certified Music Therapist,
Neurologic Music Therapist
Trauma Certified Professional
Certified Teacher of Music
Noel Anderson is the founder of Anderson Music Therapy Services and has been a board certified music therapist for over 14 years. She is a neurologic music therapist and certified trauma professional. She received a bachelor's degree in music therapy from Immaculata University after completing her clinical internship at Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy in Philadelphia. She earned a Master of Music Therapy degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Cassie Smith, MT-BC
B.MUS / MT-BC
Board Certified Music Therapist,
Early Intervention Practitioner
Cassie is a board certified music therapist with a Bachelors's degree in Music and Music Therapy from Ohio University. During her music therapy studies she majored in vocal studies and minored in guitar and piano. She completed her internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, VA and is also certified as an early intervention practitioner. She has been with AMTS since 2016.
Our Music Therapy Team
Catherine Backus, MT-BC
B.MUS / MT-BC
Board Certified Music Therapist
Catherine Backus is a board certified music therapist and award winning songwriter. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy at the University of Georgia and completed her Music Therapy internship with Four Seasons Hospice in Flat Rock, NC. She spent her early career working with older adults and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Adult Day setting.
Lillian Gray, MA, MT-BC
B.A. / M.A. / MT-BC / LPC-R
Board Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor in Residence
Lillian Gray is a board certified music therapist, and neurologic music therapist, and licensed counselor in residence. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Bluefield College in applied music, while minoring in psychology. She earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in music therapy, from Lesley University after completing her internship at an educational collaborative, working with children and adolescents with various disabilities.
Music Therapist (expected May 2023), Neurologic Music Therapy-Trained