Eric Feldman, MM, MT-BC
Owner of Cottonwood Music Therapy
We offer personalized music therapy and private lessons in Brooklyn, NY as well as worldwide with online services. The mission of Cottonwood Music Therapy is to combine current research, innovative techniques and professional musicality with an aim to produce positive results for all of our clients. We always try to harness the highest level of professionalism while creating an honest rapport and meaningful therapeutic relationships. We pride ourselves on melding our love for music with our knowledge and understanding of each client's needs. We look forward to meeting all potential clients and exploring how music therapy could be right for you.
ABOUT Cottonwood Music Therapy
Cottonwood Music Therapy was founded in January 2017 and is owned and operated by Eric Feldman. Eric completed his undergraduate degree in Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music in 2008 and his Masters in Music focusing on Music Therapy from Colorado State University in 2013.
For his graduate degree Eric studied Neurologic Music Therapy techniques as well as the fundamentals of neuroanatomy and research design. While interning at the Center for Neuro-Rehabilitation in Fort Collins, Eric worked with clients suffering from Stroke, Parkinson's, and Traumatic Brain Injuries and co-treated with other professionals including Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists.
Throughout the years Cottonwood Music Therapy has served many populations such as Early Childhood Education, Children with Special Needs, Trauma, Veterans, Memory Care, Pediatric Oncology, Adult Oncology/General Hospital, and People Experiencing Homelessness. Beyond music therapy, Cottonwood has expanded into the digital age offering a variety of video lessons and workshops. These services are available worldwide! You can learn more at the Virtual Learning Page.
Contact Cottonwood Music Therapy to learn more about their services and rates.
"I had the pleasure of working with Eric doing music therapy in conjunction with my physical therapy. Eric taught me to walk to a beat in an attempt to normalize my gait. He sang beautifully and encouraged me to try as well. We also used drums to try to get my arms to work and a harmonica to help my breath control. Eric was fun, encouraging and a pleasure to know. It was my good fortune to have that opportunity. Thanks Eric for your good work!"
Client with Multiple Sclerosis
"I had the privilege of working with Eric at an outpatient rehabilitation clinic that mainly served a neurological population. He took the time to get to know his patients personally and explore how music could benefit them, and routinely added an extraordinary aspect to their recovery. Eric has combined his passion for music with his compassion for people and the outcome has made him an outstanding music therapist. I highly recommend Eric Feldman for anyone considering music therapy."
Dr. Joy DeJong Lago, PHD (Clinical Psychologist)
"Eric used his creative energy to make recovery fun and purposeful for our clients with brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, and other neurological challenges. I appreciated his individual approach to each person and their goals while using respect and a fun approach with his music therapy knowledge. He is truly reaching people in their current challenge and gaining trust to take them forward to higher skills!"
Christy Dittmar MS, OTR/L, CDRS, MSCS