SHANNON INGERSOLL, BMT, MTA
Shannon Ingersoll, BMT, MTA (she/they) is a queer artist who resides in the unceded traditional territories of the Syeelhwh (Sylix people of the Okanagan) Nation. They are a skilled
music therapist and performer with many years of experience in healthcare settings and uses diverse creative and therapeutic tools in their community building work.
Shannon is a passionate community builder, using their extensive creative skills to develop relationship,
encourage exploration and create safe spaces to learn
and grow through music and other creative expressive tools.
Graduated (2005) from Capilano University as a music therapist 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 in diverse
care settings throughout the lower mainland.
Shannon also works in therapeutic recreation, developing
all ages programming in a northern rural community
and activity programming with elders in long term care
and assisted living.
Shannon owns HeartSong Music Services, (2002) offering therapeutic entertainment for elder groups and for weddings, memorials and special events for all ages as well as guitar and voice lessons, private/group music therapy sessions and elder companioning
Shannon volunteers their time organizing coffee houses, song circles, open mic events, collaborative concerts
and performing at fundraisers.
Shannon is currently 1/5 of the Intuitive A Cappella Singers,
who offer bedside singing for those dealing with terminal
illness and their loved ones.
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 is property of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) and indicates the individual using it is a Certified MTA (Accredited) in Good Standing