Keady Kanelos (music therapy) is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where she gained a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology. She completed her music therapy internship at Massachusetts General Hospital where she had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations some of which include, pediatric/adult oncology services, PICU, psychiatric services, NICU, and special care nursery. Keady comes to CCMS in collaboration with Manchester Community Music School. She plays multiple instruments including the guitar, ukulele, mallet percussion, sings, and is primarily trained playing classical and ragtime piano. She enjoys working with all populations and age groups and has a strong passion for helping people and meeting individuals where they are in their treatment and/or musical journeys.
Heather Bigelow Hearne (Early Childhood Program Director, Dance Movement Therapist, Creative Arts Camp Director and Community Outreach Therapist) holds a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Dance from Colby Sawyer College and an M.A. in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch New England Graduate School. As Director and Educator of Early Childhood Programs, Heather offers group instruction at CCMS, as well as in the Concord Area. Heather provides therapy groups for children from all backgrounds, including low income, special needs, and New American centers and schools. As part of the Active Aging program she provides therapy groups at the Music School and in the community for adults struggling with memory and mobility deterioration. Heather collaborates with graduate schools to provide an internship program
Anthony Varga (Music Therapy Program Coordinator, music therapy, upright bass) is a graduate of the Music Therapy Equivalency program at Saint Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. Prior to becoming a music therapist, Tony enjoyed a rewarding career as a public school music educator, directing school orchestras in New Jersey for seven years before moving to New Hampshire and joining the Concord School District in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Arts degree from Rowan University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. In addition to a prolific academic career, Tony is also a veteran of the United States Navy.