Lora Barthelman

Sioux Falls

About The Artist

Lora is the clinic director and owner of Music Therapy Services of South Dakota, LLC which holds contracts with school districts, community agencies, local facilities and private clients. She teaches traditional piano, guitar and ukulele lessons as well as adapted lessons for neurodiverse clients.
• NM/F (Neurologic Music Therapy-Fellow), Specialty Credentials, Colorado State University and The Center for Biomedical Research in Music
• M.S., Music Therapy (Medical Research and Technology), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 2014-2011
• NICU MT, Specialty Credentials, Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare 2006
• South Dakota Partners in Policymaking Training, South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities 2005
• Nationally Board Certified, Certification Board for Music Therapists 1994-present
• Music Therapy Internship, (1040 hrs) Children’s Care Hospital & School, South Dakota 1993
• B.S., Music Therapy, with Honors, Indiana University at Fort Wayne 1992
• Midwest Region Delegate to American Music Therapy Association-current
• Chair South Dakota State Advocacy Task Force-current
• Chair South Dakota Family Support Council, Governor appointed -served 10 years
• Co-Chair Pediatric Medical Music Therapy Task Force, American Music Therapy Association- 2005-6
• Music Therapy Clinic Student Director, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne-1991-92
• Medical music therapy research assistant 2009
• Author and director of statewide federally funded grant program, 2006
• Director of regional music therapy camp- 2007-present

Samples of Work