C.J. Shiloh, MT-BC
C.J. (short for Christy Joy) is a Board Certified Music Therapist and owner and director of Annapolis Music Therapy Services. She is a classically trained pianist and has almost 20 years experience in music education. She earned a liberal arts music degree, with concentrations in both music performance and music education, from Colorado State University in 2003. She taught both classical piano lessons and adapted music lessons for children with special needs while living in Colorado. CJ was also the elementary general music teacher and middle school choir director at Colorado Springs Christian Schools, before returning home to her native Baltimore/Annapolis area. After completing the Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility at Shenandoah University in 2013 and completing her internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute, she immediately launched into a thriving music therapy private practice. During this time of growth 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 Director of The Musical Autist, nonprofit, and is the curator and developer of Sensory Friendly Concerts™. She is passionate about disability rights, and is considered a friend and true ally by many autistic self advocates within the Neurodiversity Movement. She has served on the Organizing Committee for the Online Conference for Music Therapy since 2011 and enjoys presenting in regional and national music therapy conferences on the topic of presuming competence in music therapy clients.
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 completed the Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility at Shenandoah University (2014), holds a BM in Voice Performance from Towson University (2012) and is currently completing her MM in Music Therapy at Shenandoah University (2017). You’ll find her providing music therapy services throughout Anne Arundel County through partnerships with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the Arc of the Central Chesapeake, Hussman Institute for Autism and AMT’s Little Music Makers early childhood music program. Kerry is also currently working as a music therapy consultant for a research study that received a 2016 Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award to investigate the impact of side-by-side singing on patients with dementia and their caregivers.
Kahlilah Brooks is a Board Certified Music Therapist whose passion for singing, songwriting and performing along with an overwhelming desire to help people, naturally led her to a career in music therapy. Kahlilah has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University in Virginia, as well as Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy (minor in classical guitar), in 2007 from Howard University in Washington D.C. She is currently working on a Master of Arts in Music Therapy (December, 2016) from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, distance learning program in Indiana. She has also completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)and Level I Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Shortly after completing her internship at Kilmer Center in Fairfax , VA where she served children diagnosed with autism and a wide range of developmental disabilities, Kahlilah ventured to Memphis, TN. She thrived in private practice, holding contracts with Memphis City and Shelby County Public schools for 8 years. Although specializing in pediatric autism and early intervention, she also served both children and adults with a wide variety of needs. Kahlilah was born in Washington D.C. And graduated from Saint Mary’s high school in Annapolis, Maryland. She is ecstatic about her recent move back to the area, and embraces the opportunity to serve people in the place she calls “home.”