Keys for Success employs board-certified music therapists who have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy, followed by a six month internship at an approved site. Music therapists receive extensive training in creating developmentally appropriate music interventions and selecting appropriate music to enable individuals to reach their highest potentials.
Founder, Music Therapy Supervisor
Lindsay Menninger founded Keys for Success in 2008, following four years of experience in providing music therapy services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Lindsay completed her bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy at the University of Dayton and is still an avid Flyer Fan! She interned at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN where she worked on the general pediatrics unit, rehabilitation unit, acute psychiatric unit, and high risk maternity unit. Following board certification, Lindsay began working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and has enjoyed working with that population ever since. Keys for Success has grown to serve a wide variety of individuals and groups and continues to grow and expand into new service opportunities. When Lindsay is not playing guitar and singing, she enjoys spending time with her family- going to the zoo, watching sports, and exploring all the local parks.
Yemani Schneider graduated from the University of Dayton in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy. After graduation, he completed a 9-month internship at Pioneer School and Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Chillicothe, OH. During his internship, he provided group and individual music therapy sessions for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. He first learned about the field of Music Therapy during High School, while volunteering at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; it sparked an interest in him and has grown into a passion today. In addition to being a Music Therapist, Yemani enjoys writing music and performing as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. When he’s not playing music, he enjoys reading, seeing new movies, and spending time with friends and family. Yemani joined Keys for Success in 2015.
Allyson Clifton, mt-bc
Allyson Clifton graduated from Ohio University (Athens, OH) in April 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy. She completed her internship at TrustBridge Health hospice in West Palm Beach, FL, implementing music therapy services for individual hospice patients with a variety of diagnoses. In college, Allyson participated in various fundraising, community service, and volunteer events with the Ohio University chapter of the American Music Therapy Association for Students. Allyson joined the team at Keys for Success in January 2018, and she continues to be amazed by the use of music and its ability to empower individuals with developmental disabilities. In her spare time, Allyson enjoys cooking vegan dishes, spending time with family and friends, going to art museums, and drinking coffee.
Alane osborne, mt-bc
Alane Osborne attended the University of Louisville where she got her degree in Music Therapy with a focus in voice. She interned at Orchard Manor in Lancaster, WI working both on a skilled nursing unit and an ICF-MR unit. She joined Keys for Success, LCC as a music therapist in the fall of 2010 after passing her board certification. She stepped away in 2015 after the birth of her son Clive, but has remained active with the company as an Administrative Assistant. Alane loves crocheting, sewing, reading, and watching sports.
ERIN SCHMIDT,MS, mt-bc
Erin Schmidt graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Industry from State University of New York at Oneonta and with a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy with a specialization in Music Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester. She received her board certification in June of 2010, after completing a six-month internship at the University of Rochester Medical Center, working with pediatric oncology patients. She has previously worked with children with developmental disabilities and with urban at-risk youth. When Erin isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching football, attending local theatre productions, and relaxing at the local coffee shops.
BRIANA SANFORD, MT-BC
Briana Sanford completed her bachelor’s degree in music from Nazareth College of Rochester with a primary in voice. In college, she served as the president of the AMTAS-Naz Chapter, and worked with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities through the LifePrep@Naz program, a transitional program for young adults. This program, along with outside work experiences, inspired her to specialize in working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Following her academic coursework, she completed her internship at the Matheny Medical and Educational Center located in Peapack, NJ, working with medically fragile individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Briana earned her board certification soon after her internship and began working at Keys for Success, LLC in late January. Outside of music therapy, Briana enjoys running, playing volleyball, reading, and watching new shows on Netflix.
Julie Perley, MT-BC
Julie Perley completed her bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan University with a focus in trombone. She interned at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital in 2017.