About Granite State Music Therapy (GSMT)
Granite State Music Therapy’s mission is to bring exceptional music therapy services to all ages, traditional & adaptive music lessons and early childhood music classes to the New Hampshire region.
We focus on addressing the development and growth of the whole person and use music as our tool to facilitate change. As music therapists we bring a unique set of skills that helps us create meaningful and lasting benefits through musical engagement.
Who do we serve?
We serve individuals of all ages throughout all of New Hampshire as well as Northern Massachusetts.
Currently, GSMT provides direct services to 175+ individuals throughout the Windham, Salem, Nashua, Manchester, North Andover (MA), Atkinson, Londonderry, Derry, and Bedford areas. Our team travels to YOU and to your home or facility. Don’t see your area listed? Please contact us!
Meet Elizabeth Ferguson, CEO and Founder of Granite State Music Therapy
Elizabeth knew as a young child that she wanted to combine her passion for music and for helping people. Music Therapy was a clear path for her. Elizabeth attained her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy with a Minor in Child Psychology from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her degree, she completed a six month internship at Shriner’s Pediatric Burn Hospital in Boston, MA.
In 2010, Elizabeth established Granite State Music Therapy, which provides exceptional music therapy services, traditional & adaptive music lessons, and early childhood music classes to the New Hampshire region.
Elizabeth’s greatest passion is helping her music therapy clients communicate and express their needs, opinions, ideas, and feelings. She believes communication through music allows for more meaningful interactions and relationships.
As CEO and Founder of GSMT, Elizabeth also strives to focus on the development and growth of the whole person and uses music, instruments, vocals, visuals, and sensory materials as the tools to facilitate change.
Elizabeth lives in Windham, NH with her husband, two daughters, son, and border collie, Mollie. She loves spending time with her family, especially while hiking the White Mountains and creating music together. She feels truly blessed in her family life and career.
Meet the GSMT Team
Emily Boyce is originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, the sweetest place on Earth. She received her degree from Elizabethtown College and completed her internship in Cleveland, Ohio working with people of all ages and abilities. Upon completing her internship, Emily moved to New Hampshire with her husband and hedgehog to join the GSMT.
Emily is thrilled to be doing what she loves and helping others achieve their goals as a music therapist. She strives to weave fun into all her sessions and address each individual’s unique strengths and needs in the moment through flexible music making.
Suzanne Denu is a board-certified music therapist who received her degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2003. Bringing live musical interactions
and experiences to children of ALL abilities is at the core of Ms. Denu’s practice. Suzy developed her therapeutic use of music through her 7 years of experience working with the Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Team at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. There, she honed her skills in successful co-treatment sessions with her fellow Allied Health professionals.
Ms. Denu brought her experience in tailoring musical methods to accompany ongoing therapeutic goals back to New England in 2010, where she has since been working with a Massachusetts Early Intervention agency, providing both group and individual client experiences. Suzy is extremely happy to now partner with GSMT in providing music therapy to clients in her beloved home state of New Hampshire!
Cacia King is a graduate of Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy, and a Minor in Psychology. She completed her practicum and her clinical internship at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA, where she worked with clients with a diverse set of special needs.
Cacia became interested in music therapy after singing for veterans around New England. She noticed the profound affect it had on veterans and knew that she wanted to pursue music therapy. Cacia grew up on the seacoast of New Hampshire, and also enjoys performing, sewing, and baking in her free time. Cacia is so thrilled to be working in New Hampshire, and feels privileged to be able to enrich others’ lives with music!
Marie Miller is a board certified music therapist in Portland Oregon. She has been working with children and adults with developmental disabilities for the past 9 years, specializing in work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In 2013 she received a degree in Music Therapy from Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Oregon and opened a small private practice, Rhythm and Strings Music Therapy which serves individuals with special needs in the Portland area.
In June 2015, Marie relocated to Kittery, Maine, and joined the Granite State Music Therapy team, serving clients in southern and central New Hampshire.
Danielle Pilotte is a recent graduate from Anna Maria College where she received her undergraduate degree in Music Therapy. She has worked with many populations including geriatrics and special education! She recently completed her internship at Valley Collaborative working with special education students from kindergarten through high school.
Danielle is a New Hampshire native and grew up right in Manchester! She has been surrounded by music ever since elementary school. Her strong music connection and natural nurturing presence has helped her become who she is today and it can bee seen in her work. Outside of music therapy, Danielle enjoys doing crafts, dancing like no one is watching and spending time outdoors. She cannot wait to enrich the lives of the people of New Hampshire through music!