Client Profile – Ryan Judd

Board Certified Music Therapist

Ryan Judd is a board certified music therapist. He has a master’s degree in Music Therapy and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Development.  He has been working as a music therapist with children, adolescents, and adults with special needs for 12 years.  In addition to working one on one with clients, Ryan also leads groups focused on the development of social skills.  To see Ryan’s new website and video blog please visit

Therapeutic Music Approach

To create an environment where my clients are free to express themselves, I structure sessions that are fun and full of laughter.  The improvisational, spontaneous nature of my work allows me to address each client’s unique needs in the present moment.  I also support and nurture inner strength and self-confidence by providing a musical landscape where clients experience joy and success.  By facilitating the therapeutic relationship through music, drama, and creativity, my clients are more willing to work on their most challenging therapeutic goals.

What is Music Therapy and what are its benefits?

Music therapy is an established health care profession that uses music to accomplish therapeutic goals.  In a typical session, the client and therapist create musical experiences through instrument play, movement to music, singing, vocalizing, and song-writing.  These experiences are focused on speech, occupational, physical, academic, and/or behavioral goals.  Clients do not need any musical skill or experience to participate in and benefit from music therapy.

More on the Rhythm Tree

At the Rhythm Tree we believe that children with special needs deserve to learn and develop in a creative and motivating atmosphere.  This company was launched in May of 2012 with the mission of educating parents, teachers and professionals on how to use music to help children with special needs learn grow and thrive!  The Rhythm Tree was founded by Ryan Judd, MA, MT-BC, who has over 14 years of experience as a board certified music therapist specializing in children with special needs.

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