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Chennai School of Music Therapy

Taking Traditions to Clinical Practice

Veleer Erp Advisory and Consulting

Dr.Baishali Mukherjee
PhD in the field of Music Therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder from National Centre for Autism Studies,(Scotland), University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. MA in Psychology with specialization in Experimental Psychology from University of Calcutta. She is trained in Hindustani Classical Music and Indian classical dances (Bharatnatyam and Odyssey). She is a Faculty and Research Associate at Chennai School of Music Therapy, Chennai.

Presently music therapy consultant  in both of Asha Rehabilitation Centre and Asha Integrated School for Children with Autism in Bangalore. She was trained and had a wide exposure in music therapy research and practice from Nordoff Robbins School of Music Therapy, London; Department of Psychology, Edinburgh University, Scotland; and Bangor University, Wales during her course of PhD.

Dr. Parin N. Parmar
Adjunct faculty in Chennai School of Music Therapy. Has an M.D. in Pediatrics and also has a diploma in Allergy & Asthma from Christian Medical College, Vellore.  He has had a brilliant academic career and  started playing key-board since the age of 7. He  is a composer of western symphonies and fusion music.  He has published articles in international journals in the field of pediatrics and  has a keen interest in psychology, spirituality and Indian traditions with a scientific perspective. He also has  post graduate diplomas  in 1) music therapy and 2) Yoga

 Vikram Kannan
Vikram Kannan is a medical music therapist with a post-graduate diploma in music therapy and a Master’s degree in counseling and psychotherapy.  Prior to entering the field of music therapy, he was a performing and recording musician, and a music teacher. He started playing the guitar and singing at the age of 15 and has since performed with a varied group of musicians across India. An active interest in meditation, psychology, and music, drove him to music therapy.

Apart from being a faculty in Chennai School of Music Therapy Currently, he practices with a wide range of population which include de-addiction (TTK Hospital - T.T. Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation), geriatric settings (Atulya assisted living community & Obul Reddy senior nursing home) as well as with children with special needs (The Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu) in Chennai.

 Ankush Jain
Ankush Jain is a Music Therapist with a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy. Before embarking on the journey as a music therapist, he was a performing and recording artist as a multi-instrumentalist, and a beatboxer. He holds a keen interest in rhythm and is an adept drums circle facilitator. He is currently the internship Co-ordinator at Voluntary Health Services Multi-speciality Hospitals, Taramani, Chennai and student coordinator at CSMT


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