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Welcome to the official website for the Music Therapy Association of Washington. This site is dedicated to providing resources and a connection point for professional music therapists, students, and others interested in learning about and promoting music therapy in the state of Washington. We will be posting events including workshops and opportunities available to music therapists and/or the general public. The directory link offers contact information for those seeking music therapy services.

Information from the American Music Therapy Association Website:

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • promote wellness
  • manage stress
  • alleviate pain
  • express feelings
  • enhance memory
  • improve communication
  • promote physical rehabilitation


MTAW Board

President: Dani Valdes

Vice President: Mike Lauckner Thomas

Treasurer: Betsy Hartman

Secretary: Carly Bouma

Media Relations: Evelyn Pinder


MTAW Board email:


If you are a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) or music therapy student/intern in Washington State, submit your information/payment online from the “MTAW Membership” page and become a member of the Music Therapy Association of Washington.