Faculty/Staff Profiles

Krystal DemaineKrystal Demaine, Assistant Professor
School of Visual and Performing Arts

Email: kdemaine@endicott.edu
Phone: 978-232-2421
Office Location: Center for the Arts
Office Number: VPAC 311


ART 110 Foundations of Creative Therapies

ART 209 Methods and Materials in Arts and Expressive Therapies

PSY 220: Psychological Perspectives

ART 226 Therapeutic Writing

ART 229 Specific Populations: Arts and Expressive Therapies

ART 311 Integrating Theory and Practice

PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology

ART 324 Music in Creative Arts Therapy

ART 480 Semester Internship

ART 489 Senior Thesis



PhD, Expressive Therapies, Lesley University (2012)

MEd, Counseling Psychology, Cambridge College (2004)

BM, Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music (2000)

Licensure & Certifications:

  • Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC)
  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
  • Fellow of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT-Fellow)
  • Transformation Through the Arts & Performance Wellness Level I & II

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Creative Arts Therapy, Endicott College
  • Assistant Professor of Expressive Arts Therapy, Lesley University
  • Visiting Lecturer, Salem State University
  • Adjunct Faculty, North Shore Community College

Selected Publications:

Demaine, K. & Richardson, J. F. (in print). The arts and natural health: A merging of creative arts therapy and traditional Chinese medicine. In S. L. Brooke (Ed.), The use of creative arts therapies across cultures. Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas.

Demaine, K. (in print). Musical roots for healing: The five tone system in traditional Chinese medicine. In S. L. Brooke (Ed.), The use of creative arts therapies across cultures.Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas.

Demaine, Krystal. Merging voices and finding harmony in co-teaching: A doctoral student\'s experience of co-teaching a music therapy course with her doctoral advisor.Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy,[S.I.], v. 14, n. 2, jun. 2014. ISSN 1504-1611. Available at https://voices.no/index.php/voices/article/view/743. Date accessed: 1 Jul. 2014

Demaine, K. (2013). Musical echolalia and non-verbal children with Autism, Abstract.Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, & Brain, 23(2), 202-203

Demaine, K. (2012). Musical Imitation and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In K. Overy, I. Peretz, L. Lopez, & M. Manjo (Eds.), Annual proceedings of the Music and Neuorosciences V: Learning and Memory: Annals of the New York Academy of the Sciences (pp.) [Abstract]. New York, NY: Wiley Blackwell

Demaine, K. (2012).Musical echolalia and non-verbal children with autism. (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. 3509266)

Wan, C., Demaine, K., Zipse, L., Norton, A., & Schlaug,G. (2010). From music making to speaking: Engaging the mirror neuron system in autism.Brain Research Bulletin, 82, 161-168.

Demaine, K. (2009). Melody versus rhythm: The relative roles of melody and rhythm in music therapy for two boys with autism. In S. L. Brooke (Ed.), The use of creative therapies with autism spectrum disorders. Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas.

Biographical Profile

Krystal Demaine, PhD is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT), Board Certified Neurologic Music Therapist (MT-BC, NMT-F), and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).  Dr. Demaine began teaching at Endicott College in 2004 as an adjunct faculty member and in 2013 joined the School of Visual and Performing Arts as Assistant Professor of Creative / Expressive Arts Therapy.  In addition to her appointment at Endicott College, Dr. Demaine is a Senior Lecturer of Expressive Arts Therapy at Lesley University and maintains a clinical private practice in Beverly, MA where she uses the arts to support children and adults affected by neurologic and developmental challenges, and grief/ loss.  Dr. Demaine has published and presented both nationally and internationally on the topics of music and autism, integrated arts approaches in therapy, and cross-cultural perspectives of creative arts therapies.  Dr. Demaine’s spirited approach to teaching is grounded in theory and research while using experiential learning to inspire creativity, imagination, play, and self-discovery through the arts.