Where words leave off, music begins...

Beyond a melody llc is committed to providing compassionate and effective music therapy services to individuals and groups. Our trained, board-certified music therapists use  musical interventions to facilitate emotional expression, manage symptoms, foster independence and improve quality of life. 



Services Provided:

Basic Services include: 

  • Initial assessment of client's individual needs and how that fits into the therapeutic process, typically 1-3 visits. 

  • Clinical goals are established meeting these needs. 

  • Interventions are created based on these goals. Success is documented and interventions are adjusted accordingly.

  • The therapeutic relationship is established and maintained in a professional and confidential manner.


Music Therapy Interventions:

What does a session look like? Music interventions created to achieve goals could include any of the following:

  • Music and movement

  • Singing

  • Learning behaviors through musical cues

  • Instrument playing

  • Dancing

  • Song analysis

  • Life review/Reminiscence

  • Life-Legacy Project

  • Emotional Expression

  • Relaxation/Imagery

  • Music-Assisted Communication

  • Music-Assisted Exercise

  • Music Improvisation









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Julie Windholz, MT-BC, owner and founder of Beyond a Melody LLC,  received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She completed her 1,040 hour clinical internship with Park Nicollet Health Services, then obtained her credential MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) by passing the national board examination under the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).

Julie contracts with individuals in the Twin Cities metro area. Located in Minneapolis, MN, Julie is able to travel to your home  to provide music therapy services to individuals of all ages and diagnoses. 

Clinical experience includes: Home Care hospice, Inpatient Hospice/Oncology, Palliative Care, Outpatient Chemotherapy, Bereavement/Grief Support, Parkinson's Disease, Geriatrics, Alzheimer's/Dementia, intellectual Disabilities (Preschool age-adult), Adult and Adolescent Psychiatric, Mental Illness, Emotional/Behavioral Disturbances, Caregiver/Infant Interaction, Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation, Collaboration with other therapists and health professionals, Special Education (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, etc.), Music and Relaxation, and others.


Jillian Johnson, MT-BC received her Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy  from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She completed her 1,040 hour clinical internship with Good Samaritan Specialty Care Center in Robbinsdale, MN, then obtained her MT-BC  (Music Therapist-Board Certified) by passing the national board exam under the Certification Board for Music Therapist.  

Jillian contracts with individuals and groups in the Twin-Cities metro area. Based in Plymouth, MN, Jillian is able to travel to your home or facility to provide music therapy services to individuals and groups of all ages and diagnoses.

After spending time regularly performing with a variety of ensembles, Jillian found her calling in music therapy. Having grown up with a sister with a profound disability, it was a perfect fit to combine passion for music with the inclination to assist others in improving their lives through music. Jillian still enjoys performing with different local groups, as well as running and spending time with her pets. She currently serves on the board for Music Therapy Association of Minnesota.

Clinical experience includes: hospice home care, palliative care, bereavement/grief support, geriatrics, Alzheimer's/dementia, physical disabilities (muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, sight/hearing deficits) Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, traumatic bran injury, intellectual disabilities (pediatric/adult), adult behavioral health, special education (ASD, Down syndrome), collaboration with care teams and related disciplines, development of care plans, specified interventions to address cognitive, behavioral, social, sensory, spiritual/emotional needs. 


Gay Wolf, MT-BC, received her Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Eastern Michigan University. She completed her internship at the University of Michigan Psychiatric Hospital in the Activity Therapies Department. She became credentialed with her board certification through the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).

Gay contracts with individuals in the greater Twin-Cities metro area, based in Woodbury, MN. Gay is willing to travel to your home or facility to provide music therapy to individuals or groups of all ages and diagnoses.

Clinical experience includes: Gay has over 20 years experience providing music therapy for children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Rett syndrome, traumatic brain injury, etc. She has worked in pediatric therapy clinics, and public school settings, as an integral partvarious care teams. She also has experience with various arts programming for children with needs.

She also has experience in hospice home care for those with Alzheimers/Dementia, Parkinson’s, Cancer, Heart Disease, COPD, etc.







Individual Rates

$75 per session

This includes 50 minute session and 10 minutes for documentation

$85 per session if distance exceeds 35 miles

group rates

contact for group rates

group rates dependent on group size and length of session



Beyond a Melody coordinates care with the CDCS (Consumer Directed Community Supports) Waiver System. CDCS is defined as "a unique service option that gives persons more flexibility and responsibility for directing their services and supports, including hiring and managing direct care staff.

CDCS is available as a statewide service for persons enrolled in one of the following programs:"

  • Alternative Care (AC) Program
  • Brain Injury (BI) Waiver
  • Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver
  • Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) Waiver
  • Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver
  • Elderly Waiver (EW)
  • Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO)

Your county helps you receive funding by connecting you to one of the approved fiscal support entities (FSE).

To find out if you qualify for one of these programs visit or click on the link below for more information.

Private pay:

Services may also be funded by your private household budget. The Music Therapist will contact you directly with a contract for services and billing invoices.

If you do not have the funds and/or do not currently receive funding, Beyond a Melody can work with your caseworker to see if you qualify with your consent.