Lucille is an inspiring and compassionate music therapist who is dedicated to providing an authentic and effective music therapy experience for her clients. Able to work with people of all ages, Lucille is a driven and hard-working professional who is an excellent communicator and deeply cares about her work. Continually striving for positive change and growth for both her clients and herself, Lucille takes on life with courage, strength, and passion.

-Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC
Colleague and Founder of The Self-Care Institute

Clients Say…

Lucy is doing a wonderful job!! The residents and staff have complemented on how much they enjoy her when she is here.

-Activities Director of a long term care facility after the first two initial weekly group music therapy sessions

Thank you for being so considerate!  I appreciate everything that you try to do with her and that you have done in the past… It [music therapy] is one of the few things that I can give her that makes her happy.

-Son whose mother with Alzheimer’s Disease received individual music therapy

Students Say…

She (Laura) is a perfect fit for me.  In 6 months I have learned so much, it’s almost unbelievable to me. Her professional demeanor, positive reinforcement and technical guidance have enabled me to learn and progress way further than I thought possible.  She never fails to challenge me with song assignments that teach me new skills and master nuances. I’ve tried piano lessons before with other teachers, with no success, so I knew after the first lesson that Laura was the best instructor for me–she is exactly what I needed to enjoy playing the piano as I never did before as a kid.

-Barbara Masters, Senior Piano Lesson Student

Organizations Say…

As Director of RSVP I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Sound Inspirations Music Therapy on developing music for a new program for caregivers and clients with dementia.  Lucy developed the song selections and assisted in training the volunteers.  She provided hands-on live music training for the volunteers who loved every minute of it and incorporate her techniques to help people with dementia.  I highly recommend Sound Inspirations Music Therapy

-Cristen Kane, Director of RSVP Lake County

All I can say is WOW! The clients LOVED you and the staff were so impressed with you, your talent and your ability to connect with clients – all on your first day here! … I would like to recommend you to the other activity directors here on campus as well.

Lisa Naumann, Adult Day Center Activity Director of Menorah Park

Professionals Say…

It’s people like you that made me decide to join the board in the first place. You are very kind, very smart and are so quick to put others before yourself. You really are a personal inspiration to me!

-Brian Rice, Director of Griswold Home Care; Served as a fellow trustee with Lucille Cimino on the board of the Association of Specialists in Aging

Lucille impressed me from the beginning with her poise, confidence and professionalism. She is timely and organized with excellent documentation skills. Lucille is consistently respectful, warm, and open to feedback. Lucille’s clinical work embodies client and family centered care, and values the importance of communication and building relationships with the client’s network of family and other professionals. Lucille is determined that her business meets and exceeds the high standards of the music therapy profession and will share her energy, enthusiasm, determination and talent with all those she encounters.

-Kara Caine, MME, MT-BC
            colleague, clinical supervisor, and Doctoral student at University of Kansas

I have witnessed firsthand how dedicated, driven and talented Lucille is as a Music Therapist. She is able to build a strong therapeutic bond with her clients that helps to foster an open therapeutic environment, where clients are comfortable exploring new interventions and goals. When communicating with family members/caregivers and facility staff, Lucille is a true professional by always being well-prepared with updates on clients sessions and other pertinent information that could be useful outside of the Music Therapy sessions.   Lucille is always pushing herself to be a better Music Therapist, staying up-to-date in the music therapy literature, attending state and regional conferences and taking independent self-study courses, so that she can always be able to provide the best services to her clients. Her expertise in working with the elderly and hospice populations will greatly impact her community, providing Music Therapy services to this ever increasing population.

-Erin Shoemaker, MT-BC
colleague and former coworker

As a clinician, Lucille works well independently, but is also a great communicator with the families and other professionals involved in her clients’ lives. Lucille is friendly and sociable with a nice sense of humor which makes her clients feel comfortable right away. She is creative with music therapy interventions and a great musician.

-Mary Ann Vilim-Baker, M.Ed, MT-BC, LPC
colleague and founder of Music Therapy Works