Alie Chandler, M.M., MT-BC

Alie Chandler is Owner/Director of Ossia Music Services, a Board
Certified Music Therapist, and flute, piano, and guitar teacher.  She has a
Master of Music degree in Music Therapy from Western Michigan
University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a minor in
psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Recently
relocated to Carrboro, NC, Alie has worked with clients of all ages and
various abilities since 2001 in southeastern New York and Connecticut,
including individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders,
developmental disabilities, medical and psychiatric needs, and older
adults. She has been in private practice since August 2005, and was
previously employed full time as a music therapist at the American
Institute for Neuro-Integrative Development (Giant Steps CT School)
and Westchester Medical Behavioral Health Center.  Her master's thesis
researched music therapy and other treatment methods used with persons
with autism.  Alie was recently an interventionist at Duke University
Hospital for a national music therapy study with adolescents with cancer,
and she has presented at national music therapy conferences.  In
addition, she completed the Allied Team Training for Parkinson and is a
certified provider through the National Parkinson Foundation.

Instruments:  Flute, piano, guitar, voice, various percussion instruments
About Us

Chapel Hill, NC and
the Triangle


"Alie was my daughter's
music therapist for four
years and from the very
beginning they had a

strong bond
.  My
daughter was very
engaged during her
sessions with Alie and
more responsive
with her than any of
her other therapists.
My daughter was able to
respond spontaneously
to Alie and with great
which is not
typical when she is with
other teachers or
therapists. They wrote
songs together and
worked on academic
skills during their music
sessions. Alie is a very
talented, warm music
therapist.  Anyone who
works with Alie
certainly benefit from
her expertise
--From the mother of a
teenager with autism
"Alie provides music therapy groups and
individual sessions for our Residents at
Sunnybrook Healthcare and
Rehabilitation.  She is well loved at
Sunnybrook and her visits are always
highly anticipated.  Alie approaches each
Resident with sincere interest and
compassion.  She incorporates cultural
and personal history in her work to
make each session meaningful for those
she works with.   Recently when
working with a nonverbal resident, she
incorporated Japanese music into the
session in honor of the resident's
cultural heritage.  It was evident by the
facial expressions and tears brought to
this woman's eyes how very meaningful
this intervention was.  Alie's groups are
lively and hands-on and her approach is
skillful and intuitive.  Smiles abound and
the music elicits responses from those
who often show minimal response to
other interventions.  Music Therapy
with Alie is a wonderful enhancement to
quality of life at Sunnybrook!"

--Eva Miller MPS, ATR
Director of Therapeutic Recreation