SHANNON INGERSOLL, BMT, MTA
Shannon Ingersoll, BMT, MTA (she/they) is a queer performer, music therapist and community builder who resides in the unceded traditional territories of the Syilx Okanagan and Secwepemc peoples (Vernon, BC).*
Shannon is a passionate community builder, using diverse creative skills to develop relationship, encourage exploration and create safe spaces to learn and grow through music and
other creative expressive tools.
Graduated (2005) as a music therapist (Capilano University) and accredited with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT), Shannon has extensive experience working with elders in LTC, assisted living community, youth at risk, people with disabilities, adult trauma and specializing in palliative/hospice care.
Shannon created and developed the Music Therapy programs
at Vernon Hospice House and Vernon Cancer Center,
facilitated the Vernon Cancer Support Circle, and has worked
in care settings throughout the lower mainland.
Shannon also works in therapeutic recreation, developing
all ages programming in northern rural communities
and engaging activity programming with elders in
long term care and assisted living.
Shannon offers therapeutic entertainment for health care settings, music for weddings, memorials and special events
for all ages as well as guitar and voice lessons and
private/group music therapy sessions.
Shannon volunteers their time and skills organizing coffee houses, community song circles, open mic events,
collaborative concerts and performing at fundraisers.
Shannons' prayer is that you find your 'heartsong' and
share it often with those around you!
* Shannon acknowledges that they are a settler with privilege on stolen Indigenous land and is committed to learning and developing relationships that keep us all moving towards true reconciliation.
This trustmark (2023) is property of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) and indicates the individual using it is a Certified MTA (Accredited) in Good Standing