Jennifer Richman is a Brooklyn born and bred singer/songwriter with a penchant for uplifting lyrics and songs of inspiration. Her song "Beautiful Girl" spent over 30 weeks on Top 40 and Adult Contemporary Charts in 2010 and gained her nominations as Best Female Artist and Best New Artist by New Music Weekly.
Having witnessed the immense healing properties of music, Jennifer has been dedicated to using music as a method of healing in her work as an Occupational Therapist for over 17 years, helping children and adults with autism and other disorders.
Richman’s mission to bring inspiration and healing through the arts speaks for itself. She currently lectures regularly at Columbia University about autism rehabilitation, educating future occupational therapists about the benefits of using music and meaningful activity as healing modalities. Jennifer helps to create numerous publications to improve mental health for students across the country as an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, currently directs music programs for adults as a Senior Occupational Therapist at New York State Psychiatric Institute, and works with children on the autism spectrum at a preschool in Brooklyn, New York.
Jennifer is currently performing music virtually for children with disabilities for a preschool in Brooklyn, NY as well as a New York State Hospital, and taking private clients, and is grateful for the opportunity to do so. Music is a powerful healer in many ways and she is always humbled by that fact. Jennifer took a hiatus from the recording of her long awaited sophomore album upon the birth of her first child - a 10 year very special and heart-felt project which was inspired by her teacher (Guru), love and loss, family, and the cycles of life. The struggles of recent times have brought back the calling to release this album. as soon as possible Music as a source of positive inspiration and union is needed now, more than ever.