Melissa Sommers, MM, MT-BC was born and raised in Green Bay, WI. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her master’s degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University. Melissa has years of experience utilizing the DIR/FloortimeTM, completed trainings in Neurologic Music Therapy and Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth training, and is pursuing the Guided Imagery and Music advanced training.
Melissa has been board certified since 2006 and has worked with all ages and populations. This includes individual and group based music therapy, educational based music groups, individual music lessons, and adapted music lessons, as well as supporting the various needs of her clients.
As a performer, Melissa played in a few well-known cover bands in Los Angeles and was privileged to tour internationally playing keyboards for renowned singer Engelbert Humperdinck from 2015-2017. (Her favorite destinations were South Africa and Egypt.)
In her free time, Melissa is excited to get settled into the wonderful Chicago area and spend time with her husband and their families