Melissa's headshot

Melissa Wenszell

Co-Founder and Senior Music Therapist
Location: Minneapolis

Melissa Wenszell, MacPhail Music Therapy Co-Founder, Senior Music Therapist, joined MacPhail Center for Music in 2001 as a board certified Music Therapist, becoming director in 2008. She earned a Master of Music degree in Neurologic Music therapy from Colorado State University, Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and maintains a Fellowship standing in Neurologic Music Therapy through the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy in Toronto. 

She has worked as a music therapist in a variety of settings, including health care units, rehabilitation centers, schools, camps and correctional facilities. As a music therapist at MacPhail Melissa works in individual sessions, groups, classes, and partnerships with clients of all ages and diagnoses. She is experienced in team leadership, curriculum design, program development and supervision. She serves as a mentor /supervisor in the field and has been a international symposium speaker, and presented at national, state and community conferences and for various community service organizations.

Melissa has been the clinical director of a university affiliated music therapy internships with several universities and locally serves as a practicum supervisor for Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota music therapy students. Melissa has taught in keyboard, piano, guitar, basic percussion, accordion and vocal performance as adaptive lessons through MacPhail.

Favorite non-musical hobby: Spending time in nature with my family, baking and cheering for the Green Bay Packers!

Course Offerings

Questions? Contact Us
To Top