Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC

Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC

Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC is a private practice established in 2013 to support individuals’ health and wellness through music and music therapy in Greater Charlotte. A team of board certified music therapists with a combined total of over 40 years of clinical training working with individuals of all ages. PMT wishes to be an Approved Provider to increase access to creative and expressive arts in the Charlotte Area.

Mission: The mission of PMT is to engage, empower and accompany individuals to reach their goals grounded in the frameworks of music therapy and social work. PMT strives to meet students and clients where they are and support them in improving their quality of life. Additionally PMT serves to promote the growth of music therapy students and board certified music therapists by offering educational opportunities plus educating the community about the field of music therapy. Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC was founded in 2013 and has grown to include 4 music therapists with varying training specific to musical and client focus.

Proof of insurance available upon request. ASC does NOT hold current documentation.




  220 Westinghouse Boulevard, Suite 402, Charlotte, NC 28273


Music Making Group: Exceptional Children

Program description

Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC (PMT) is staffed by board certified music therapists who received a college degree in music therapy and following a clinical internship passed a national board certification exam. Their training included working with children and youth with varying abilities and providing a success oriented experience for them to be included in an academic setting.

 Goals such as socialization, self-expression, group cohesion, and fostering arts making are commonly attained through music therapy groups. PMT offers weekly music therapy group sessions for children to be able to make music along side peers, with the music therapist facilitating singing, playing instruments, writing songs, moving to music and more.

Students do not have to have any previous musical experience to benefit from the experiences. Instruments and activities will be adapted for all students to participate and feel supported in a welcomed, therapeutic setting. Past clients of music therapy group gramming offered by PMT yielded active participation, an outlet to their creative expression and allowed students to feel empowered within the academic setting. PMT is able to incorporate themes from the partnering organization or school and has woven past themes of holidays, the USA, traveling the world, self esteem and self confidence.

Booking / scheduling contact

Gretchen Benner


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Multi-media, Music, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Program type: Residency, Virtual/Online Program
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Social Studies / History
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Flexible, contact PMT to pair staff availability.

Available times:

45 minutes/group to be scheduled with ten consecutive weeks

Length of program: 45 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Class room or theater with WIFI connectivity and air conditioning.


Class room or theater with WIFI connectivity, air conditioning… and Virtual if mandated by NC Governor. Student will need WIFI access to connect to the virtual platform (GoogleMeet). No cost for them to download.

Fees / Ticketing:

$115/event x 10 = $1150

Materials & supplies = $100

TOTAL: $1250


NC Standard Course of Study:

Reading: R7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (in our case reviewing song lyrics and connecting the emotions and activities incorporated). Reading: R2: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas (in our case determining the content of musical songs and connecting to summer camp themes). Language: 

L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing (in our case recognizing correct punctuation and capitalization for song writing activities).

NC Essential Standards:

EI.SE.2 Understand the relationship between self and others in the broader world (in our case making music together and connecting lyrics in songs). ML.3 Create music using a variety of sound and notational sources (in our case recreating music with various instruments and genres). ML.2 Interpret the sound and symbol systems of music (in our case through live and prerecorded music, variety of music notations).

Cancellation Policy

The dates will be scheduled around known holidays and school/organization breaks. If a group meeting needs rescheduled then please provide PMT with advanced notice. Rescheduling may not be possible.

If a group is cancelled without make-up then 50% of the event cost is still due to PMT. If PMT Staff is ill then arrangements will be made to hopefully provide coverage by another PMT Staff Member. If not, then club will have a make-up date.

Failure to give 24-hour notice as outlined above will result in a “No Show” fee being added to your account. Additionally please understand that the club ends as originally scheduled. Your instructor will wait at least ten minutes after the scheduled group time, before declaring the meeting a “no show.”