New Leaf Joins Top of Virginia Regional Chamber


Growing Music Therapy Firm Finds Support Among Local Businesses

Contact: Richard Lewellen, (540) 868-5210

Winchester, Va., April 18, 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 it has joined the ranks of the top businesses in the region as a member of the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber.

“Our team welcomes the opportunity to integrate with the thriving business and non-profit community in Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley,” says Richard Lewellen, MMT, MT-BC, founder and director of New Leaf Music Therapy. “The networking and educational opportunities offered to Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members are unmatched and truly a life-saver for a growing business like ours. We look forward to being a part of this business community for a long time.”Winchester, Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, music therapy, music therapists, New Leaf Music Therapy, Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, Frederick County, Clarke County, Richard Lewellen

The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber is Clarke County, Frederick County, and Winchester’s premier business networking and advocacy organization and is dedicated to providing programs and services to meet the business and professional needs of its members.

New Leaf Music Therapy has recently expanded its team to include some of the best-trained and credentialed music therapists in the country, including Ceara Chiapparelli, MM, MT-BC, who serves as clinical director, and Leigh Jenks
, MMT, MT-BC, who serves as the firm’s educational director.

“Our goal is to go beyond providing our clients with the extensive benefits of music therapy—though that is at the core of everything we do,” notes Lewellen. “We aim the partner with the region’s schools, non-profit organizations, community support programs, other organizations, and individuals to bring the absolute best-trained and mentored music therapists working at the cutting edge of what the field can offer. We believe the residents of Winchester and the surrounding Shenandoah region deserve the service of one of the best music therapy firms in the country—that’s why New Leaf exists.”

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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