Krystal Demaine, Assistant Professor
School of Visual and Performing Arts

Phone: 978-232-2421
Office Location: Center for the Arts
Office Number: VPAC 311

Biographical Profile

Krystal Demaine, PhD, MT-BC, NMT-F, RYT-200 is an expressive arts therapist, board certified neurologic music therapist, and registered yoga instructor.  She began teaching at Endicott College in 2004 in as an adjunct instructor in both Psychology and Creative Arts Therapy Departments.  In 2013 she began her appointment as assistant professor of Creative Arts Therapy.  Dr. Demaine held a previous appointment as assistant professor of Expressive Arts Therapy at Lesley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA and as research assistant at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School Musica and Neuroimaging Laboratory.  Dr. Demaine maintains a private music and expressive arts therapy practice in Beverly, MA serving individuals with neurologic disorders, intellectual disabilities, and during end of life care.  Her primary research interests focus on the cognition and perception of music and integrated arts approaches in therapy. Dr. Demaine has presented both nationally and internationally on the topics of music and autism, grief and healing through the arts, and cross-cultural approaches to creative arts therapy.  Her research in these areas has been published in both peer-reviewed journals and as edited book chapters.  Dr. Demaine lives in Beverly and enjoys speding time with her family playing music, collecting sea glass, writing, and photographing the beautiful scenes of the north shore.