Business Mentoring

Music therapists wear so many different hats as clinicians, musicians, advocates, and entrepreneurs. When you’re looking to add the “business owner” hat to your collection, you need to hear from a music therapist who’s been there before and can tell you what to expect.

With more than a decade of experience in private practice, I offer first-hand insight into the rewards, challenges, and day-to-day operations of starting or expanding your music therapy business.

Let’s work together to determine your unique business goals and identify strategies to get you where you want to go!

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My Areas of Expertise

Owning Your Business

Hiring Employees

Starting a Non-Profit

Working on the Texas Medicaid Waivers

Complimentary Q&A Call

I offer a free 15-minute phone or FaceTime consultation to folks interested in business consultation to determine how I can best be of service to you.

Complimentary Q&A Call

I offer a free 15-minute phone or FaceTime consultation to folks interested in business consultation to determine how I can best be of service to you.

About Heart and Harmony

We believe in what we do. We do it with passion.

Heart and Harmony is a team of diverse music therapists and music therapy interns who are committed to providing accessible, high-quality music therapy services to our communitySince its founding in 2009, Heart and Harmony has expanded from a one-therapist venture to a private practice employing 19 board-certified music therapists and training more than 35 interns. 

We are passionate about client autonomy and the accessibility of our services. We believe in honoring the self-identities of our clients and our therapists. We encourage our therapists to build upon their unique skills and acquire specialized training to provide high-quality services to a wide range of clients.

About Nikki Belshe Lanza

Nikki Belshe Lanza, MNLM, MT-BC, is the founder and Clinical Director of Heart and Harmony Music Therapy. She is also founder and current President of the Board for Music Therapy Access Fund, a nonprofit founded in 2019 to increase access to music therapy

Nikki has a Masters of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree from Arizona State University, and Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Vocal Studies from Sam Houston State University. Nikki is a board-certified music therapist (#08938) and has worked primarily with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2009. She was recognized as one of Fort Worth’s Forty Under Forty in 2020 and was a participant in The Arc of Texas Partners in Disability Leadership 2021. Nikki currently serves on the board of directors for Certification Board for Music Therapists and is on the advisory board for The Music Therapy Spot.

Nikki is passionate about autonomy and human rights. She cares deeply about professional sustainability and is invested not only in creating a healthy work environment for her staff members, but in empowering her colleagues to be aware of healthy and sustainable professional practices so that they can thrive. Nikki cares about a whole slew of other things, including private practice ethics; racial, gender, and disability equity; and reimbursement, funding, and accessibility of music therapy. When she’s not making music, you’ll find Nikki hiking, tending plants, watching birds, reading in the hammock, or – most likely – being chased by her kiddos.

Nikki was featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine.

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