First Coast Music Therapy

achieving goals of the mind, body & soul


Steven studied music therapy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and earned his board certification in 2014. Steven spent two years working with patients and families at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, VA from 2014-2015. Steven relocated to Jacksonville, FL in 2016 and opened First Coast Music Therapy, LLC. Steven now provides music therapy services for clients of all ages with diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Depression and other neurologic diseases as well as school groups for children with special needs and clinical services for children with cancer and blood disorders at one of the leading pediatric clinics in Northeast Florida.

First Coast Music Therapy, LLC is a privately owned local business dedicated to providing quality, clinical music therapy services and educational resources to the people of Northeast Florida.

Music and sound play an integral role in our lives and can be a powerful tool for many people to enhance their quality of life, regardless of age, ability or training.

Using evidence-based practices, First Coast Music Therapy, LLC offers inspiring solutions for clients.

“Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears, it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear.”

– Dr. Oliver Sacks, Physician, Professor, Author

Laura Kay earned her Bachelor’s in Oboe Performance from the State University of New York at Potsdam with a minor in psychology in 2015. She went on to study music therapy at the University of Kentucky, receiving her board certification in 2017 and her Master of Music in Music Therapy degree in 2018. Before relocating to Jacksonville, Laura Kay worked for two private practices in Lexington, KY, serving individuals and groups with a variety of diagnoses in both the public school system and at locations throughout the county.

Steven Amburn, MT-BC