Beth Ann Swinson, MT-BC

Music Therapist

A native Hoosier, I grew up in a musical family, learning that music is for everyone, and touches all aspects of life.  A graduate in music therapy from the University of Kansas, I completed my internship and worked as a music therapist in Southern California, serving the needs of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury.  My clients and I worked together to strengthen motor, communication and socials skills through the playing of instruments, movement, singing, songwriting and improvisation.

I have always loved singing, and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to perform in opera, musical theater and concert in Los Angeles, Oklahoma, New York/New Jersey, and the Chicago area.  While in Chicago, I taught vocal music at Trinity International University.  My music therapy training was excellent preparation for the vocal studio, as I felt prepared to craft musical activities that were supported by research and based upon individualized goals and objectives. 

After a move to the Indianapolis area in 2015, I’ve come full circle.  Here I am, “Back home again in Indiana,” sharing music that makes a difference with Meaningful Day Services!


  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Music Education - Therapy
  • Board Certification in Music Therapy

  • American Music Therapy Association
  • Great Lakes Region, American Music Therapy Association
  • Indiana Association of Music Therapy
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing

  • Adaptive Lesssons
  • Songwriting
  • Improvisation
  • Expression and Communication through Performance

  • Travel
  • Hiking and Biking
  • Reading voraciously!
  • BBC Mysteries and Doctor Who
  • Performing in and attending House Concerts
  • Music Theater and Art Song
Beth Ann Swinson, MT-BC

Catchments:

  • Indianapolis Area