Lora Barthelman, MS, MT-BC
Owner & Director

Lora Barthelman, MS, MT-BC received her Master of Science in Music Therapy with an emphasis on music therapy research and music technology from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. She received a B.S in Music Therapy also from Indiana University and is certified through the National Certification Board for Music Therapists.  She has completed an advance practice specialty in Neurologic Music Therapy from the Center for Biomedical Research in Music and Colorado State University as well as Neo-Natal Intensive Care Music Therapy from Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Lora is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and a life member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music organization.  She is a graduate of South Dakota Partners in Policymaking (year 13), and served 10 years on the governor appointed South Dakota Family Support 360 Council.

Lora has been practicing music therapy in South Dakota and surrounding communities since 1993.  Her emphasis is individuals with neuro-development needs, but has experience working with all ages, populations and settings including eldercare, hospice and medical.  

Lora is the owner/director of Music Therapy Services of South Dakota, LLC which holds contracts with school districts, long-term care facilities, community agencies, and private clients.  She teaches private piano, guitar, ukulele and adapted lessons for persons of all abilities. You can get in touch with Lora here.

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Abby Roseland, MME, MT-BC