Community Partners

Americana Music Academy proudly partners with other local professionals and organizations who share Americana’s mission of making the arts accessible and affordable.


Melissa is a board-certified music therapist who graduated with a Bachelors in music therapy from the University of Kansas. Her experience has included working with the women at Topeka Correctional Facility, adults at Valeo Behavioral Health Care, children/adolescents in a psychiatric residential facility, and older adults in assisted living & hospice. She has additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-informed music therapy, and has a passion for serving those with mental health needs. 
Join Melissa for her community therapeutic drumming group on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. Melissa also teaches teach on piano, guitar, ukulele, and flute/piccolo.
“Finding solace means to seek out comfort. It is my mission to support individuals in reaching their version of comfort and peace through discovering and growing their strengths within tailored music experiences. I believe every person has the ability to thrive and reach their potential when provided with a supportive environment and tangible tools. It is also my responsibility as a mental health advocate to take action against the negative stigmas that impact the individuals I serve by empowering them to advocate for themselves using their own growth story and making music and therapy more accessible to my community.”
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