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What is Neurologic Music Therapy®?

The Neurologic Music Therapist is a stimulus specialist. NMT® is an evidence-based clinical treatment system used to train or retrain brain behavior and function.


There is no required musical ability to participate in or benefit from neurologic music therapy.

Like other therapeutic disciplines such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology, Neurologic Music Therapists provide specific, individualized, and standardized interventions to treat primary goal areas.

NMT was researched and developed by the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy in Fort Collins, Colorado. The first certification program of NMT was held in 1999. Since then, Neurologic Music Therapy has seen rapid growth in healthcare.

Learn more about the newest research in Neurologic Music Therapy®.


Nick is the dedicated and compassionate founder and owner of Sky Music Therapy, LLC. Earning his degree in Music Therapy from Temple University, Nicholas completed comprehensive supervised clinical training before achieving his Board Certification (MT-BC) status, given by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Nick has also earned the designation of Neurologic Music Therapist through the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy®. This designation attests to his skill and expertise in designing and implementing evidence-based neurologic music therapy techniques, specifically tailored to the functional needs and goals of each client/patient. At Sky Music Therapy, LLC, Nicholas leads a team of qualified and passionate music therapists who use music-based interventions focused on rehabilitating and enhancing cognitive, motor, and speech functions. Throughout his career, Nicholas has had the privilege of working with a wide range of populations, including children and adults with developmental disabilities and seniors navigating age-related cognitive and physical changes.

Nicholas Zaborowski



Mikayla earned her Bachelor’s degree at Temple University in the music therapy program with a concentration in classical voice. Mikayla completed her clinical internship with Living Branches, specifically Souderton Mennonite Homes, in Souderton, PA. Mikayla has also earned the designation of Neurologic Music Therapist through the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy®. She has developed therapeutic skills with multiple populations ranging from infants to older adults. In her work, she strives to provide a caring and therapeutic environment to address the motor, speech, and cognitive needs of her clients. In addition, she focuses on using music therapy as a safe container for self-expression by using a person-centered humanistic approach. Mikayla is planning on returning to Temple University to complete her Master’s in Music Therapy in Fall 2023. 

Mikayla Long


We provide:

  1. Cognitive treatment - attention, arousal, auditory perception, spatial neglect, executive functioning, and memory. Within these interventions, music provides stimulation and structure to the brain, introduces timing, grouping, and synchronization for better organization, and recruits parallel brain systems.

  2. Speech and language treatment - expressive aphasia, fluency, prosody, apraxia, vocalization, coordination, volume, breath and oral motor control, respiratory strength, dysarthria, articulation, intelligibility, and comprehension. Speech and singing share neural systems, which means that we can use music and singing to positively impact many speech and language goal areas.

  3. Motor treatment - rehabilitation of gait as well as fine and gross motor movements including strength, endurance, balance, range of motion, coordination, and dexterity. By using auditory rhythm to facilitate entrainment, we see an improvement in motor control.  

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