C.J. Shiloh, MT-BC
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.
Amanda Rosado, MMT, MT-BC
Amanda is a board-certified music therapist with a passion and focus in serving the mental health community. Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree at Shenandoah University in 2009, and her Master’s Degree of Music Therapy in 2018. Amanda has been practicing for almost ten years, providing trauma-informed, person-centered music therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with psychiatric needs. Amanda has had opportunities to work with these individuals in inpatient, residential, and outpatient care. She has also conducted research examining experiences of music therapy for adolescents in inpatient care, which has been peer-reviewed and published in Music Therapy Perspectives. Amanda is passionate about advocating for music therapy in mental health care, with experience in providing in-services for the community and being featured in CBS local news about her work in the Baltimore area.
Zoe Levine, MT-BC
Zoe Levine (she/her/they/them) is a board certified music therapist located in Kent County, MD. Zoe graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 2018 and served on the 2017 executive board of the American Music Therapy Students (AMTAS). Zoe is currently pursuing their Master of Music Therapy at Shenandoah University. After completing her clinical internship with Annapolis Music Therapy Services from January 2018 through June 2018, Zoe was offered a position with AMT, working with students in the public school system, older adults in assisted living communities, and families with children 0-4 years old. Zoe is also a songwriter, ultimate frisbee player, and houseplant enthusiast. She is passionate about shaping musical spaces that celebrate community, identity, autonomy, and creativity.
Anissa Dominguez, MT-BC
Anissa is a board certified music therapist and graduate of Immaculata University in PA. She is a classically trained pianist and flutists and has performed internationally with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. Anissa has clinical experience working with a variety of populations and is proficient in Spanish and American Sign Language. She is passionate about using music as a tool to assist and inspire people of all needs and backgrounds. In addition to her clinical work, Anissa also runs two Youtube channels focused on American Sign Language and cultural exploration.
Mikaila Vieyra, MT-BC
Mikaila is a board certified music therapist and graduated cum laude from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She has been playing piano since the age of five, and has been teaching piano lessons to all ages for more than six years. After completing her internship at Annapolis Music Therapy in summer 2021, Mikaila was offered her dream job at AMT, primarily working with older adults in assisted living centers and adults with disabilities. Outside of clinical work, Mikaila loves hiking, anything Disney/Marvel related, and hanging out with her cats, Bow and Rain. Mikaila is very passionate about learning. She strongly believes in expression over perfection, and getting to know each individual’s unique process and preferences both in and outside of music. Mikaila is so excited to join a musical space with you where we can learn, grow, and jam together.
Naomi Davis, MT-BC
Naomi is a board certified music therapist and a graduate of Colorado State University. She served on the 2020 and 2021 executive boards of the American Music Therapy Association Students (AMTAS) as president. After completing her internship at Annapolis Music Therapy from June 2020 to December 2020, Naomi was offered a position at AMT primarily serving adults with disabilities and school aged children. Naomi is passionate about learning and cultivating new ways to connect with children of all ages and needs while fostering a playful musical environment.
Heather Flaherty, M.Ed, MT-BC
Heather is a native of Phoenix, AZ, who recently relocated to Kent Island, MD. She has a Master’s degree in Multicultural Education, and has spent the last twelve years as a music educator. She has taught general, instrumental, and vocal music, as well as musical theater and speech and debate. She completed her music therapy internship in the Washington School District, and will be receiving her Music Therapy Equivalency through Arizona State University. She has worked with a variety of students with developmental disabilities. She has also worked with adults with dementia, and with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Heather spends her spare time reading, playing the flute, and spending time with her husband and two young daughters. She is excited to start her music therapy career, and is thrilled to be a part of the Annapolis Music Therapy team.
Kerry Devlin, MMT, MT-BC
Kerry has been a foundational member of Annapolis Music Therapy since its inception in 2014. Although she has a very limited role now, since July 2021 she continues to partner with AMT as an external Research Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor. 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. 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.
Cierra Church, Billing Manager
Cierra is a certified medical coder, having graduated from the Medical Coding program at Anne Arundel Community College in May of 2014. She put her certification to work in the billing department of Anne Arundel Medical Center from 2016-2018. In March of 2018, Cierra became the executive assistant to the co-founder of The Musical Autist, which quickly exposed her to the amazing world of music therapy. Cierra has always had deep love for music. She took dance lessons from age 4-17 and began teaching/choreographing at age 18. Dance has completely shaped the way that Cierra feels and responds to music. She understands and has experienced firsthand that music is extremely healing and enables individuals to express themselves in powerful ways. Cierra also received vocal training while attending Anne Arundel Community College, which opened the doors to begin singing on the worship team at her church for the past 7 years. With a deep love for music and a medical coding certification, the billing manager position for Annapolis Music Therapy seemed like the perfect fit for her. She is excited to be the newest addition to the Annapolis Music Therapy team.
Ginny is from Hong Kong and recently came to the US to study music therapy because she is passionate about advocating for music therapy in a Cantonese-speaking country in which music therapy is not easily accessible. She strives to highlight each individual’s unique qualities and abilities and create a safe and supportive environment for marginalized communities through music. She will be completing the Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility at Shenandoah University in December 2021. She received a BA in music production and music management in 2018 and her Master’s Degree in Music Education from The Education University of Hong Kong in 2019. She has five years of piano and violin teaching experiences and clinical experience working with children with developmental disabilities, adults with psychiatric needs in inpatient and outpatient care, and children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in medical care.