Kathleen M. Howland

Certified Music Therapist

Kathleen M. Howland is a certified music therapist and licensed speech language pathologist. For the past 30+ years, she has worked with a variety of clinical populations using music to enhance speech, language, cognition and movement in habilitation and rehabilitation settings. Her doctoral studies in music and cognition have informed and supported her interest in bridging the communities of science and art in order to identify best practices. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory in music therapy, neuroscience and positive psychology.

"I believe in the power of music to reach people with disabilities that are either congenital or acquired in nature. I continue to be amazed at the abilities that are revealed through music and the power to transform and heal patients with motor, cognitive and linguistic disorders."