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Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast


Jul 14, 2020

Music therapy is subject near and dear to Parenting Impossible host Annette Hine’s heart. In this episode, Roman Music Therapy Services Executive DIrector Meredith Roman Pizzi joins Annette for an in depth discussion on the difference music therapy can make in the special needs community.

Ms. Pizzi is a thought leader and passionate champion for the music therapy profession. She’s devoted her career to developing business models for the delivery of music therapy services and is an advocate for music therapy on the systems level. Ms. Pizzi founded several music therapy organizations and programs, including Roman Music Therapy Services and Sprouting Melodies ®, an award-winning early childhood music program with worldwide reach. She also co-founded Raising Harmony, which trains music therapists, parents and early childhood professionals on use of music therapy strategies and tools with young children.

Roman Music Therapy Services partners with companies, healthcare organizations, human services agencies and schools to provide goal-driven wellness programming where music is used as a platform to facilitate positive change.

Annette Hines has been practicing in the areas of Special Needs, Elder Law, and Estate Planning for more than 20 years. Ms. Hines brings personal experience with special needs to her practice and podcasts as the mother of two daughters, one of whom passed away from Mitochondrial disease in November 2013. This deep, personal understanding of special needs fuels her passion for quality special needs planning and drives her dedication to help others within the special needs community.