Meet the Team

Nikki Belshe, Music Therapist, Owner and Founder

Nikki Belshe, MT-BC, is the founder and Clinical Director of Heart and Harmony Music Therapy. She is a board certified music therapist (#08938) and is currently pursuing a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree at Arizona State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Vocal Studies from Sam Houston State University in 2008. 

Nikki has worked primarily with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2009. After becoming a mother in 2013, she became passionate about supporting families and babies throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum periods. Nikki now offers Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth services as well as Birth Music Consultation services.

Nikki enjoys creating music, gardening, exploring nature, and mothering her family.

Jordan Bailey, Music Therapist

Jordan Bailey, MT-BC, is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He completed his coursework in music therapy at The University of Alabama. His primary instrument is voice, but he also enjoys playing the trombone. At UA, Jordan participated in many music ensembles including the University Chorus, the University Singers, the UA Trombone Choir, and The Million Dollar Band. He served as Research Chair of the Capstone Music Therapy Association for two years and the Vice President of the University Singers, which is the UA school of music’s premier vocal ensemble.

Jordan Bailey, MT-BC, is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He completed his coursework in music therapy at The University of Alabama. His primary instrument is voice, but he also enjoys playing the trombone. At UA, Jordan participated in many music ensembles including the University Chorus, the University Singers, the UA Trombone Choir, and The Million Dollar Band. He served as Research Chair of the Capstone Music Therapy Association for two years and the Vice President of the University Singers, which is the UA school of music’s premier vocal ensemble.

His clinical experience includes populations involving premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders (EDBD), adults in the oncology unit of a local hospital, older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in an assisted living facility, and an adaptive pop ensemble of high school students that included students with IDD and EDBD.

Jordan enjoys musical theater, watching TV shows on Netflix, playing games such as Taboo and Phase 10 with family and friends, and attempting to cook in his free time.

He is extremely excited for the opportunity to work in the DFW community with the team at Heart and Harmony Music Therapy.

Jean-Michael Diaz-Negron, Music Therapist

Jean-Michael Diaz-Negron, MT-BC, completed his coursework and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. He is a Music Therapist – Board Certified (Certification #14154).

Jean-Michael interned the spring and summer of 2018 in Denton ISD and worked with individuals and groups with various intellectual/developmental disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. His other clinical experience include older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in an assisted living facility and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders in a psych hospital and juvenile detention center.

During his free time, Jean-Michael enjoys spending time at the zoo and museum with his wife and son. He also enjoys watching and playing baseball, playing board games, and spending time with friends and family. He enjoys the simple life.

Finally able to serve the DFW community, Jean-Michael is overjoyed to be part of the Heart and Harmony team!

Emily Fabian, Music Therapist

Emily Fabian, MT-BC, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Sam Houston State University, with a minor in psychology. She interned with Heart and Harmony during the summer and winter of 2016, working with her supervisors, Nikki and David, in home health care with clients of varied diagnoses and backgrounds. She is a Music Therapist – Board Certified (Certification #12897).

Emily primarily works with teens and adults with intellectual disabilities but is also thrilled when given the opportunities to work with children and the geriatric population. With a vocal concentration in her music studies during college, she hopes to provide voice lessons in her professional work.

She is happy to be giving back to her home community of DFW and working alongside the fabulous therapists of Heart and Harmony!

Emily Fabian, MT-BC, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Sam Houston State University, with a minor in psychology. She interned with Heart and Harmony during the summer and winter of 2016, working with her supervisors, Nikki and David, in home health care with clients of varied diagnoses and backgrounds. She is a Music Therapist – Board Certified (Certification #12897).

Emily primarily works with teens and adults with intellectual disabilities but is also thrilled when given the opportunities to work with children and the geriatric population. With a vocal concentration in her music studies during college, she hopes to provide voice lessons in her professional work.

She is happy to be giving back to her home community of DFW and working alongside the fabulous therapists of Heart and Harmony!

Samantha Graham, Music Therapist

Sammi Graham, MT-BCcompleted her music therapy coursework and minor in psychology at Sam Houston State University. Sammi’s primary instrument is voice, and she was able to pursue her passion for performing and cultivate her talents with SHSU’s Chorale and Opera Theatre.

Sammi’s clinical experience includes working with children and adolescents with mood disorders, older adults in assisted living facilities, adolescents and adults in psychiatric care, and individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sammi Graham, MT-BCcompleted her music therapy coursework and minor in psychology at Sam Houston State University. Sammi’s primary instrument is voice, and she was able to pursue her passion for performing and cultivate her talents with SHSU’s Chorale and Opera Theatre.

Sammi’s clinical experience includes working with children and adolescents with mood disorders, older adults in assisted living facilities, adolescents and adults in psychiatric care, and individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In her free time, Sammi enjoys cooking and eating with her friends and family, spending time in nature, and snuggling up with her many pets.

Sammi aspires to obtain a graduate degree in music therapy or a related field, as well as NICU-MT, NMT, and LPC certifications. She also hopes to continue performing in some capacity.

Sammi has fallen in love with the DFW area already and is thrilled to be part of the Heart and Harmony team.

Madison Michel, Music Therapist

Madison Michel, MT-BCgraduated from the University of Alabama (roll tide!) in 2015 with a degree in music therapy with a vocal emphasis, interned with Heart and Harmony, and has been here ever since! In addition, Madison is the Internship Director for Heart and Harmony, has presented at regional and national music therapy conferences in 2018 on songwriting techniques, is currently working on her master’s in music therapy from Colorado State University, has worked as a summertime music therapist for Adam’s Camp in Alaska and Colorado, and has her NICU-MT certification (neonatal intensive care unit music therapy). Madison is particularly interested in developing a deeper understanding of how the brain interacts with music within her graduate studies, and aims to eventually be certified as a neurological music therapist (NMT). As the internship director, she strives to coordinate a unique internship experience that fosters growth professionally and personally, allowing the intern to become a passionate and competent professional.  

 

On her own time, Madison loves to see the world! Most recently, she hiked the Utah Big Five National Parks, hiked to the top of the Harding Icefield in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, and hostel hopped across Ireland. Madison also enjoys the local Americana music scene here in Fort Worth, walking her pup on the Trinity River,  and trying new restaurants in the Near Southside district!

Madison Michel, MT-BC, graduated from the University of Alabama (roll tide!) in 2015 with a degree in music therapy with a vocal emphasis, interned with Heart and Harmony, and has been here ever since! In addition, Madison is the Internship Director for Heart and Harmony, has presented at regional and national music therapy conferences in 2018 on songwriting techniques, is currently working on her master’s in music therapy from Colorado State University, has worked as a summertime music therapist for Adam’s Camp in Alaska and Colorado, and has her NICU-MT certification (neonatal intensive care unit music therapy).

Madison is particularly interested in developing a deeper understanding of how the brain interacts with music within her graduate studies, and aims to eventually be certified as a neurological music therapist (NMT). As the internship director, she strives to coordinate a unique internship experience that fosters growth professionally and personally, allowing the intern to become a passionate and competent professional.  

On her own time, Madison loves to see the world! Most recently, she hiked the Utah Big Five National Parks, hiked to the top of the Harding Icefield in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, and hostel hopped across Ireland. Madison also enjoys the local Americana music scene here in Fort Worth, walking her pup on the Trinity River,  and trying new restaurants in the Near Southside district!

Miranda Rex, Music Therapist

Miranda Rex, MT-BC, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music in 2014, and is currently completing a master’s degree in music therapy at Texas Woman’s University. She interned at the Austin State Hospital in fall 2017 and spring 2018 working with individuals in psychiatric care, ranging from toddlers to elderly adults. She is a Music Therapist – Board Certified (Certification #13860).

Miranda primarily works with individuals with mental health concerns, but she also enjoys engaging with individuals across the lifespan with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her work, Miranda likes to implement a variety of approaches, but has unique training and skills in relaxation and mindfulness techniques in music therapy.

Miranda is thrilled to be fulfilling her dream of being a music therapist in the DFW area, and is excited to be a member of the Heart and Harmony team!

Annie Roberson, Music Therapist

Annie Roberson completed her music therapy coursework at the University of Alabama with a primary instrument of trumpet. While at Alabama, she served as the Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and Social Events Chair of the Capstone Music Therapy Association and performed with the Million Dollar Band, where she served two years as section leader.

Annie’s clinical experience includes NICU infants, children, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, children and teens with emotional and behavioral disorders, adults in oncology units, and adults with dementia in memory care units. Annie completed her internship with Heart and Harmony in the fall of 2018.

In her free time, Annie enjoys watching the Nashville Predators play hockey, the Alabama Crimson Tide win national championships, crocheting, and being in the great outdoors.

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Annie is thrilled to serve the DFW community with the incredible team of Heart and Harmony therapists!

Annie Roberson completed her music therapy coursework at the University of Alabama with a primary instrument of trumpet. While at Alabama, she served as the Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and Social Events Chair of the Capstone Music Therapy Association and performed with the Million Dollar Band, where she served two years as section leader.

She is the recipient of the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Dorothy Dann Bullock Scholarship, the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association’s Intern Scholarship and Undergraduate Research Award, and the American Music Therapy Association’s Edwina Eustice Dick Scholarship.

Annie’s clinical experience includes NICU infants, children, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, children and teens with emotional and behavioral disorders, adults in oncology units, and adults with dementia in memory care units.

In her free time, Annie enjoys watching the Nashville Predators play hockey, the Alabama Crimson Tide win national championships, crocheting, and being in the great outdoors.

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Annie is thrilled to serve the DFW community with the incredible team of Heart and Harmony therapists!

Anna Franko, Music Therapy Intern

Anna Franko completed her music therapy major and psychology minor coursework at Sam Houston State University with a primary instrument of voice. During her time at Sam, she was heavily active in organizations on and off campus such as the music therapy student organization Mu Tau Omega, and served as treasurer for two years. Other organizations include Sigma Alpha Iota, as well as student membership of the national and regional sections of the American Music Therapy Association. She also participated in SHSU’s Women’s Choir, and Opera Theatre, which afforded the opportunity for a cultural exchange and opera performance in Japan.

Anna’s clinical experience includes preschool children, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, older adults in assisted living, adults with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse issues, and adults in a medical rehab.

In her free time, Anna enjoys lounging in her hammock, hiking, baking, as well as taking long scenic drives.

Born and bred in west Fort Worth, Anna is excited to be back in the Metroplex to work with the Heart and Harmony team!

Lilah Gilmore, Music Therapy Intern

Lilah Gilmore completed her music therapy coursework at Texas Woman’s University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree there. She graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in music performance from Cameron University. Her primary instrument is percussion though she especially loves to play the piano and guitar. She is currently working towards becoming a Fellow of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM).

            Her clinical experience includes children with speech and language disorders, older adults in a memory care unit, adults with mental health concerns in a behavioral health hospital, individuals of all ages within a medical hospital setting, and children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders.

            She enjoys running, hiking, and cycling during her free time. She also loves playing gigs with her band and serving as a studio musician for local artists every chance she gets!

            Lilah is so excited to be able to intern with Heart and Harmony and looks forward to her time spent with Heart and Harmony’s fantastic therapists and the clients they serve!

Lilah Gilmore completed her music therapy coursework at Texas Woman’s University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree there. She graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in music performance from Cameron University. Her primary instrument is percussion though she especially loves to play the piano and guitar. She is currently working towards becoming a Fellow of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM).

            Her clinical experience includes children with speech and language disorders, older adults in a memory care unit, adults with mental health concerns in a behavioral health hospital, individuals of all ages within a medical hospital setting, and children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders.

She enjoys running, hiking, and cycling during her free time. She also loves playing gigs with her band and serving as a studio musician for local artists every chance she gets!

Lilah is so excited to be able to intern with Heart and Harmony and looks forward to her time spent with Heart and Harmony’s fantastic therapists and the clients they serve!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Who can receive music therapy?

Individuals of all ages and abilities may benefit from music therapy. Music therapists work with expectant mothers, in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, with children and adults with medical diagnoses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or mental health needs.

What does a typical session look like?

Because each session is tailored to the individual client’s goals and objectives, there is no such thing as a “typical” music therapy session. Music therapists use client-preferred music to address cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and communication goals using a variety of instruments and therapeutic techniques.

Do you have a facility or do you come to my home?

Either one! Nikki, the clinical director, has an in-home studio in southwest Fort Worth. Most of our therapists do home visits throughout the DFW area.

Do you accept insurance?

Heart and Harmony Music Therapy is considered an out-of-network provider for private insurance companies and services may count toward out-of-pocket deductibles.  We do not file for our clients at this time, but we have an NPI (National Provider Identifier) number and are happy to help you file for private insurance reimbursement by providing an official assessment report, treatment plan, and appropriate CPT codes. We also accept private payment for our services.

How much does a music therapy session cost?

Individual music therapy sessions begin at $75 per hour. Many of our clients receive reimbursement through Texas Medicaid waivers or grant programs. Please contact us for more information about potential reimbursement.

Contact Us

Ask us a question or request an appointment below.

(817) 458-8813

PO Box 33913 Fort Worth, TX 76162

nikki@heartandharmony.com