Music Therapist, Speaker, 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 400 families
weekly, offering Music Therapy. 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 tours the schools.
His Rock Opera, A Will to Survive, performed at the Terrace Theater at The Kennedy
Center. He is currently collaborating with Wolf Trap, writing and directing their first
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 within the Loudoun County area and across the country. He is a
member of the American Music Therapy Association.
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.