Contact:      Richard Lewellen, MT-BC, MMT

City Students to Receive Best-in-Class Services from Growing Music Therapy Firm

Winchester, Va., August 17, 2016 — New Leaf Music Therapy, a full-service practice serving the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Piedmont region of Virginia, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia, has announced that Winchester Public Schools has awarded the company its music therapy contract for the 2016-17 school year.

“Our company aims to partner with premier educational systems throughout the Shenandoah Valley so we are beyond thrilled to begin this partnership with Winchester Public Schools,” says Richard Lewellen, MMT, MT-BC, founder and director of New Leaf Music Therapy. “We are already ramping up for a fantastic year and we can’t wait to begin to work with the students, parents, teachers, and administrators at WPS.”

Winchester Public Schools consists of John Handley High School, Frederick Douglass Elementary School, John Kerr Elementary School, Jefferson Street Center, Daniel Morgan Middle School, Garland Quarles Elementary School, and Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School. Its mission is to foster a vibrant and diverse community of learners and to have the courage and commitment to inspire every student’s passion for excellence in learning.

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About New Leaf Music Therapy

New Leaf Music Therapy is a licensed and insured practice based near Winchester, Va., that serves a variety of client populations, including those who need childhood development and IEP support services, mental health and stress management, rehabilitative therapy including pain management, and health and wellness services. Its founder and director, Richard Lewellen, MT-BC, is recognized for his groundbreaking music therapy work with Parkinson’s Disease patients. For more information about music therapy as a field or about New Leaf Music Therapy, please visit

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