Meet Our Faculty

Shannon Laine

Community Engagement Faculty: Littleton Academy: Adaptive Music Lessons


B.M. in Music Therapy, Anna Maria College; MM, Music Education (Autism Concentration), The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.


Shannon Laine, MM, MT-BC, is a Board Certified Music Therapist and music educator. Having founded the first community music school-supported music therapy program in New Hampshire in 2006, Shannon has an extensive background working with clients ages birth through adult with a variety of diagnoses in both school and community-based settings. In addition to attending advanced music therapy trainings (including Neurologic Music Therapy and Sprouting Melodies), she maintains a special interest in the intersections of music therapy and music education.

A member of the disability community since she was a teenager (when her cousin was born with Down syndrome), Shannon now raises a son who identifies as neurodiverse. She remains committed to advocacy within the disability community and beyond, and has volunteered time for Special Olympics, as a founding member of the New Hampshire Music Therapy Taskforce, and rewriting the New Hampshire Arts Standards (as a disability specialist). She currently serves as President-Elect of the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association and is a supporter of strengths-based and neuro-affirming practices that allow all individuals to reach their fullest potential.