Music Therapist, Actor, and Writer
“Everyone deserves to feel like someone big on earth”
Tom Sweitzer – MTT, MT-BC – Tom is Co-Founder, Creative Director and Head of Music Therapy at A Place to Be, a non-profit organization serving over 300 families weekly, offering Music Therapy in Northern Virginia. Tom holds a B.F.A. in Music Theater, a Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy from Shenandoah University and a Master’s in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music. Tom has created several therapeutic musical productions that focus on acceptance, diversity and empathy that toured schools and beyond. His Rock Opera about Suicide prevention, A Will to Survive, performed at the Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center. He has collaborated with Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center, writing and directing their first fully-inclusive and disability focused production for the children’s theater and education department. He is an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University and consults as a Music Therapist across the country.
MY COVID STORY
To say that having had COVID changed my life, would be an understatement. Not only has life
changed because of actually suffering through a medium bout of it, but the world has changed
since March of 2020 and for that I am sad and grateful. I feel we were given all of this to help
awaken our souls, heighten gratitude and disconnect us so profoundly that we will connect on a
new level on the other side.