“I believe that each individual should be seen as a whole- health comes from one’s physical state as well as their emotional, cognitive, and social states. I like to go in to a first session with no prejudgments or expectations of the client’s identity. This allows me to meet each person where they are in the moment and use music to meet their needs as they come up. Using creativity and flexibility in addition to structured sessions and set goals and objectives lets music therapy clients reach their full potential and experience a higher quality of life.”
Kate Beever, MA, MT-BC, studied at the USM School of Music and then worked for Frank Glazer before earning her Master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. She interned at Beth Israel Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She returned to the fresh air of Maine to open Maine Music & Health, LLC. She works with clients of all ages with cancer, cerebral palsy, brain injury, depression, developmental disabilities, dementia, and respiratory diseases. Kate presents at conferences and facilitates group and individual sessions while keeping an active performing schedule as a pianist and percussionist. She is also a trained REMO HealthRhythms facilitator and has her certification in Neurologic Music Therapy. Kate serves as vice president of the USM Alumni Board and serves on the Maine Arts Commission.