I want to briefly share with you the reason behind our recent name change, from “Shiloh Center Music Therapy Services, LLC” to “Annapolis Music Therapy Services.”
I originally opened my music therapy practice in August of 2013 (after 15+ years in music education, but first year officially working as a credentialed music therapist). My business plan was to: run my practice as a single entity and in relation to other projects and vision of my husband and I, surrounding our small urban farm, self-sustainable living, respite care, and animal/horticulture therapies (not board certified fields, but valuable in a holistic approach in therapy nonetheless).
In April and May of 2014 I hired my first two employees. Both Kerry and Molly were recent music therapy graduates who were ready and eager to find work, and with my connections in the community, the opportunity to hire them and find work for them was just too good to pass up. In June I started thinking about my music therapy practice differently, in a way that was more statewide and accessible to potential clients across a variety of settings, in order to seek more contracts for my faithful employees.
Then a couple weeks ago, when torrential flash flood storms ripped through the Chesapeake Bay region, my music therapy studio was flooded and I had no choice but to look for other location options. In the face of such discouragement and setback for my business, and with an iron-will, I decided THIS was to be the time for the name change to Annapolis Music Therapy!
Truth is, our LLC will remain “Shiloh Center” and our farm name will remain “Shiloh Center Urban Farms.” There will certainly still be lots of music happening here, perhaps even some music therapy services in the future, through “field days” and other outdoor opportunities for natural learning. But I am thrilled to announce that our new, main location will soon be in Annapolis! More details coming soon on that. But for now I just want to give a huge thankful shoutout to Church on the Rock in Millersville (directly across the street from Ruth Parker Eason School), for welcoming me and my clients to use some space for our music therapy sessions on a weekly basis until I finish figuring out the next, new exciting steps for my practice.
I also want to thank Ben Osterhaus of Brand Army for our new logo. Ben is also the logo mastermind behind Musical Autist and OCMT, a couple other organizations I’m involved with. I was very fortunate to connect with him through our mutual friend Mike Ricucci, at Terra Rising.
Thanks so much for your time and interest in the work we are doing in the state of Maryland, through the innovative, evidence-based, cutting edge field of music therapy.