Music Therapy Services Offered

Sound Matters Music Therapy, LLC specializes in serving adolescent and adult clients with developmental disability, intellectual delay and/or physical disability. Board-certified music therapists work in the home, group home or day facility in individual or group sessions.

Individual music therapy sessions are either 30 or 50 minutes; group music therapy sessions are typically 45 or 50 minutes.

Sessions are offered weekly, bi-weekly and monthly.

We serve clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul and most of the suburbs.

Please contact Erin at or (612) 466-0227 for more information.


The principal music therapist at Sound Matters Music Therapy, LLC is Erin Hade Lunde, MT-BC. She works primarily with adults with developmental delays.

Erin and her clients work together to build a relationship inside the music they share. She works with clients who do and do not use speech and attempts to bridge any verbal divide with musical elements. Erin attempts to find a common language with each client and to use that soundscape to better understand who the client is as an individual.

Erin travels to private homes, group homes, and day programs. She provides individual music therapy sessions as well as small group music therapy sessions.

Erin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music With Honors from The University of Iowa, where she studied classical vocal performance. From Iowa City, she moved to Newport, Rhode Island to perform full-time in the Beechwood Theatre Company. She then moved to Portland, Oregon, where she pursued her music therapy education. Erin completed her coursework at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. In order to accomplish a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree, a candidate must complete 1,040 supervised clinical hours in a nationally approved internship. Erin completed her internship at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, working primarily with hospice patients, hospital inpatients, and clients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Voice is one of Erin’s primary instruments and tools to use in music therapy, though she has played violin since she was very young. Erin also has experience playing percussion, and uses some of these instruments in her clinical work. She plays guitar and piano, which are among those instruments music therapists use on a regular basis.

Creative Professional Services Offered

Creativity Cohorts by Erin Lunde with Sound Matters Music Therapy, LLC.

Creativity Matters.

You pick a plan. You choose whether you want group accountability to focus on your creative endeavors or if you want an individual check-in from me on a regular basis. I’ll keep you accountable whichever you choose.

I have three kids. I had to give up a lot of work in 2020. I have three part-time, stick-them-in-when-I-can jobs. I run a private practice. I have stuff I gotta do.

I don’t have protected time or space to create what matters to me, and that’s the way it goes for the time being. I don’t make money on my creative endeavors. I don’t have anybody else who needs me to do the creative work I wanna to do.

What about you?

Do you write? Do you compose? Do you knit? Do you blog? What did you do for fun when you were 10 years old? What do you want to do for fun now?

Choose either a group plan or a personal check-in.

Private Group Subscription

  • Private group, as many as eight members
  • Prompts specific to you and your fellow group members
  • Monthly games with prizes if you achieve your creative goal
  • Regular live meets where we work on our project together
  • A creativity cohort
  • Personal Partnership Subscription

  • You and I communicate directly about shared goals
  • I check in with you regularly (daily or weekly) to keep both of us on task
  • I supply challenges and prompts and share resources with you
  • Decide if you need accountability for only one project or for a period of time
  • I also offer writing services for your newsletter or website.

    Contact me for editing, proofing or writing.


    Privilege in Music Therapy

    A few Saturdays ago, the Music Therapy Association of Minnesota held its two-part Fall Conference online. The presentations were “Whiteness As a Source of Harm in Music Therapy Practice, Education, and Leadership,” by Daniel Goldschmidt, MT-BC and “(Re)Centering Culture in Music Therapy,” by Natasha Thomas, PhD, MT-BC and Chantise Hunt, MA, MT-BC. Clearly these are …

    Accepting New Clients

    It’s Summer 2019, and I here at Sound Matters Music Therapy have a few openings in my caseload for daytime clients. Feel free to contact me at or (612) 466-0227 if you’d like more information. I am serving adults and children with developmental and intellectual disability in the Twin Cities metro.