"Melinda, you DO make such a difference to people -- and your personality and talents are perfect for the work you do!"
---Donna Davies, Care Consultant, Alzheimer's Association (Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter)
"Since the onset of my stroke, music therapy loosens me up musically, mentally & physically."
---V., Private Client
"Tremendous benefits for those elderly who have dementia or heve suffered a stroke ... Music therapy stirs the mind and the soul."
---Peggy Whalen, RN Geriatric Care Manager, Senior Care Choices
"What a great life! Melinda's Music and cake and coffee - this is living it up!"
---H. Participant at Greenwood Lake Senior Center
"Thank-you for bringing so much beautiful music into my Childrens' lives and into our hearts! No one else does music quite like you"
---J., Goshen, NY
"My son K., was diagnosed at the age of 2 with Autism/PDD. He barely had 25 words at the age of 4. He was 5 1/2 when he began Melinda's Music Therapy. As an other Mother would, I had been telling him that I loved him since he was in my belly. As K. got older, I eagerly awaited for those 4 magical words " I Love You Mommy." When Melinda came out with her first music CD and we began singing the song "I Love My Baby", K. would hum the words to the song. One day I sang the song to him one more time and K. sang the words I had waited so long to hear "I Love you Mommy". I had never heard such a beautiful sound and such amazing words out of my son. Now he tells me he loves me everyday."
---L., Orange County, NY
"I know that my students appreciated the variety of styles of music on your CD. We could sing along, play our instruments, do the movement activities, or just relax to the lullabies. As a teacher, I especially appreciated the lyrics, goals and plans which were readily accessible via your website. Thank-you so much. This is just what we needed."
---Darcie Barman, M.S. Special Education Teacher Orange County, NY
"I CAN DO MOST ANYTHING" is a creative and enjoyable way to intract with your child while enhancing his or her development."
---John Pelliteri, Ph. D. Psychologist Queens College, CUNY
Thank you for such a great program. The children and adults loved your music and games. The children loved to hear their name when you said it with music! Many thanks again!
---Maria Martinez, Florida Public Library
Our children and parents LOVE Melinda! Everyone had a fabulous time!
---Stacy Kraai, Children's Librarian, Albert Wisner Public Library