Brooke Slemmer is a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) as well as a Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) who began her relationship with music while singing in professional choirs as a child. She attended Berklee College of Music, where she further deepened her love for singing and songwriting, but especially for using music as a means to connect and help others heal, grow, or find meaning. After developing the Neurologic Music Therapy protocol for the rehabilitation unit at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, she went on to graduate study with her Master’s in Music Therapy from Colorado State University. Since then, she has been working with children with special needs, helping them in their journeys to improve skills and find their voices.  She has also continued to create and implement programs, mentor other clinicians, and advocate for strong research for the music therapy field. She has also served as a director of Music Therapy Department in a music school in NJ for 4.5 years. With her background in Neurologic Music Therapy, Brooke finds it important to use the most current neuroscience findings to inform her practice, but when face to face, meets clients where they are with a warm, person-centered approach. Brooke looks forward to working with the children and families at Hug, and having the opportunity to highlight the strengths and potential of each client. 


  • Master’s degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University, CO.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music, MA

License: Music Therapist Board-certified (MT-BC), Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT)

Classes Ms. Brooke is offering at Hug Music: Music Therapy, Piano Lesson (beginning to intermediate), Voice lesson (all levels), Hug Melody Solo & Duo (all instruments)