C.J. (short for Christy Joy) is owner of Annapolis Music Therapy Services. She is a classically trained pianist with 20 years experience as a piano instructor. She earned a liberal arts music degree from Colorado State University in 2003, with concentrations in both music performance and music education. In 2014, CJ earned the MT-BC credentials after completing the Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility at Shenandoah University and 6 month internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. During her first year in private practice, she also worked part time at Kennedy Krieger’s Fairmount Campus providing IEP based music therapy services. In addition to running Annapolis Music Therapy Services, CJ is Co-Founder and Director of The Musical Autist, nonprofit. She currently serves as the Government Relations Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association and serves on the Maryland State Task Force for music therapy licensure. CJ has been published in the International Journal of Community Music and Music Therapy Perspectives.
Kerry is a neurologic music therapist and Clinical Director of Annapolis Music Therapy Services. She believes strongly in the importance of presuming competence and celebrating neurological differences, which she strives to achieve through her diverse clinical work with individuals on the autism spectrum, older adults with dementia, and rehabilitation services for adults with neurodegenerative and neurological disorders. In her role as Clinical Director at Annapolis Music Therapy, Kerry oversees a thriving college internship program and clinical contracts in diverse settings across central Maryland. Kerry holds a Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degree from Shenandoah University (2017), completed the Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility at Shenandoah University (2014), and holds a BM in Voice Performance from Towson University (2012). Kerry is adjunct faculty at Peabody Conservatory and Shenandoah University, and currently works as a research consultant for the Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine. Her research has been published in the journal Music Therapy Perspectives.