- Ph.D. Music Therapy, Temple
- M.M. Music Therapy, Temple
- B.A. Music Therapy, Molloy College
Bryan J. Muller received a Bachelor in Music Therapy from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York in 1995; a Master of Music Therapy from Temple University in 1997; and a Ph.D. in Music Therapy from Temple University in 2010.
Dr. Muller teaches professional and advanced level guitar skills to undergraduate and graduate students and has also taught several music therapy courses, including Music Therapy Foundations and Introduction to Music Technology. He has over 20 years of clinical experience working with both children and adults and has worked with children and youth with emotional and behavioral problems, elementary school aged-children with Down's Syndrome, adults with schizophrenia, adults with cerebral palsy and mental retardation, and adults with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses. In June of 2002, he completed training in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), and he now maintains a private psychotherapy practice using GIM with adults.
Dr. Muller's research interests include being present as a music therapist, licensure and certification in music therapy, and changing consciousness through GIM. Dr. Muller has contributed two publications to the field, one chapter in the book "Working with Children in Pain," edited by Joanne Loewy, and a study on being present in volume 4 of Qualitative Inquiries in Music Therapy, edited by Anthony Meadows.
Dr. Muller is now completing 13 years of service to the Certification Board for Music Therapists, where he served on three committees and on the Board of Directors.