John Mitterling
Pronouns: he/him/his
Senior Director of Development at Voices Together

Voices Together
88 Vilcom Center Drive
Suite 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-2714, Ext. 106

Website:  https://

Service Areas:  North Carolina

Board-Certified Music Therapist Katie Muir leading the “Hello Song” with her group to increase social communication

Yasmine White, MT-BC, CEO, founded Voices Together in 2007

Board-Certified Music Therapist Sierra Laricchiuti exploring and practicing workplace skills with her high school group

Board-Certified Music Therapist Megan Anthony leading an activity helping preschoolers identify and express emotions

History:  Voices Together is a 501(c)(3) organization with a specialized and evidence-based program that has produced transformational outcomes in central North Carolina community groups and special education classrooms in public school districts across North Carolina since 2007.

Voices Together is the leading provider of music therapy services in North Carolina. At Voices Together, we offer an effective form of therapeutic support for children, teens and adults with a range of needs including sensory processing disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental and intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and learning disabilities.

Labeled as a best practice, Voices Together board-certified music therapists use specialized therapeutic techniques and music to help children and teens work toward individual developmental goals within the group setting.

Mission statement:  Voices Together combines the power of music and strong education technique. Our mission is to empower individuals with developmental disabilities to transform their own lives. Our vision is to be the leader in offering innovative tools to individuals with developmental challenges so that they may reach their maximum potential and be fully included members in our community.

Current Projects:  VOICSS® in Education: School Programs

Our evidence-based program model VOICSS® has helped students with special needs and learning difficulties by addressing critical communication and social-emotional skills. These skills enable them to become strong self-advocates, become independent adults and experience full community participation. Voices Together is recognized as an innovator in serving students with special needs.

VOICSS® in the Community:  Community Groups and Individual Therapy

Group music therapy sessions are offered in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill for children, teens and adults. Groups are created based on the ages, and goals of each client. Individual sessions are held in the clients home and are used to help transition into a group or to work on individualized goals.

VOICSS® in Vocational Training

Voices Together is now a provider for Pre-E.T.S. – Pre Employment Transition Services through the Dept. of Health & Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation Division. VOICSS® Therapists use counseling skills to validate participants ages 14 – 21 as they learn how to manage emotions, self-regulate their behavior, and ask for help. Participants focus on work readiness through language, social/emotional skills and self advocacy practice.

VOICSS® in Early Intervention

Thanks to grants and generous donations, Voices Together has been working on adapting its model for very young children. Little Voices serves 3-8 year olds in the community, pre-schools and elementary schools. We are very excited to have 3 new programs opening in Chatham County, to be continuing our community group in Chapel Hill and to have more schools interested in the pre-school program for next year.