Featured Great Lakes Region Music Therapists
Rebecca Findley Barnard, MM, MT-BC has been practicing music therapy for 10 years. Rebecca received her undergraduate training at Southwestern Oklahoma University and completed her music therapy internship at the Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell, Michigan. After completing her internship, she pursued and received her Master’s of Music Therapy degree from Western Michigan University. Rebecca is Professor of Music Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Brenna Beecroft, MT-BC has been a practicing music therapist for 10 years. She received her training at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and completed her internship at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, also in Milwaukee. Brenna currently runs Living Melodies in southeastern Wisconsin.
Debbie Bates, MMT, MT-BC has been practicing music therapy for 17 years. She received her Bachelor‘s degree from the University of Dayton and completed her internship at the Forbes Health System in Pittsburgh, PA. Debbie received her Master’s degree from Temple University and is currently pursuing her PhD at Temple University, as well. She currently works at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Laura Brown, PhD, MT-BC has been a practicing music therapist for 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Therapy degrees from Appalachian State University. She interned at Fulton County Schools in Georgia. Laura also received her PhD in Music and Human Learning from The University of Texas at Austin. She will be Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Ohio University next year.
Rachel J. Amberson, MT-BC, NMT Fellow has been practicing music therapy for 17 years. She received her training at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and completed her internship at HEALTHSOUTH Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Rachel currently works in the St. Cloud VA Health Care System in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE, MA, MT-BC has been practicing music therapy for 34 years. She received her Bachelor‘s of Music Education at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, her Master’s of Art in Education from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, Minnesote, and her Equivalency in Music Therapy from Michigan State University. Sister Mary Margaret completed her internship training at the Mississippi State Hospital in Ellisville, Mississippi. She is currently the Director of Music Programs at the Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell, Michigan.