John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, Assistant Professor of Music and Music Therapy at Molloy College, is the founder and executive director of The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy, founding clinical director of the Center for Autism and Child Development, owner of Developmental Music Health Services. and is the founding  music therapist and creator of the DIR-based music therapy program at the Rebecca School in New York City where he participated in weekly case conferences and supervisions with Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan.  Dr. Carpente is also a level 2 instructor/clinical supervisor for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Advanced Certification Training at Molloy College.

Dr. Carpente has over fifteen years of clinical and supervisory experience working in a variety of settings as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and program director serving a wide range of client groups with developmental, neurological, and emotional challenges. A pioneer in DIR®/Floortime™-based music therapy, Dr. Carpente’s clinical and research focus is on individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families, parent coaching, assessment, and supervision. He is currently the USA site manager for the international music therapy and ASD research project–TIME-A.

Dr. Carpente has served on several boards and committees with special attention to autism and child development and his advocacy and consultation have resulted in the development of numerous first-time clinical and training programs in schools, clinics, community centers, hospitals throughout Long Island and New York City.

Dr. Carpente’s has authored several book chapters and articles on the topic of developmental relationship-based music therapy and autism spectrum disorders. His new book, published by Regina Publishers, The Individual Music-Centered Assessment for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND): A Clinical Manual  provides music therapists with a music-based  method for assessing individuals with neurodevelopmental challenges.


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  1. Hi Dr. Carpente — Thanks for the great blog/mailing today! I heard that you are teaching at that SUMMIT thing in NYC, and was wondering if it is posted anywhere on your website? Your online follower, Barry. ; )

  2. […] for weeks and months.  More experienced music therapists were also there to preside (I remember John Carpente off hand…my apologies to others whose names I’m not listing here).  Students and new […]

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  6. Linda janes (patrylow) says:

    I have a 7 year old non verbal autistic daughter & interested in learning more about music therapy. I am on the Board of DD Upper Arlington,Columbus, Ohio & think adding music therapy to the school program would be beneficial. Funny thing however, when i saw your site i think your sister was a childhood friend of mine back in the 80’s on 79th street!! I miss your mom!! She was the best! My name is linda and l lived at 2260 79 street. Glad to read,Dr. Carpente, that you are doing so well!!

  7. […] for weeks and months.  More experienced music therapists were also there to preside (I remember John Carpente off hand…my apologies to others whose names I’m not listing here).  Students and new […]

  8. Hello Dr. Carpente! My name is Kate, i’m music therapist from Russia. Dr. Carpente, can I write to you in the mail or FB? I want to ask about teaching music therapy?

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