Meet Our Team
Born and raised in Anderson, IN, Kirby Gilliam decided to become a board-certified music therapist after working as a music educator in the public school system. Kirby saw the power of music - addressing non-musical needs- of her students and believed her community needed this service. Kirby started PlainSong as a way to serve her community through music. Kirby works with individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, geriatrics, dementia patients, mental health patients, and more. When Kirby is not working, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband Steven, baby girl, Eliza, and her two dogs, Dexter and Dinah
Steven comes to PlainSong with an extensive background in the medical field receiving his BSN from Indiana University. He has worked in multiple medical settings including EMS, ICU, home health care, and medical education and compliance. He comes to Plainsong as a health care advocate working to aid families with resources in addition to working with therapists to ensure medical compliance and high quality client care. In addition to his vast medical knowledge, Steven brings unique talents to PlainSong as he works to build new instruments and music therapy tools with the collaboration of music therapists to better individualize therapy for clients. He enjoys spending time with his family, carpentry, and learning new skills outside of work.
Sarah, a board-certified music therapist, was born and raised in Anderson, IN. She received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from University of Louisville after completing an internship at Bi-County Services in Bluffton, IN. Sarah works with students at all levels of training including high schoolers interested in the field, music therapy practicum students, and interns. Sarah ensures that all students are given opportunities to learn and grow into extraordinary therapists through individualized supervision and providing unique learning experiences. Sarah believes that music can be a life long activity for everyone! Sarah has worked with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the last 12 years. She loves seeing clients get excited about music! Sarah lives in Anderson with her husband, Chris and children, Caroline and Jackson.
Andrea grew up in Ohio and is a graduate of Cleveland State University. She completed her internship at a school for individuals with autism, where she used music to help students ages 3-21 work towards their functional goals. In addition to providing music therapy for clients, Andrea works to provide new opportunities for individuals receiving services at PlainSong. She creates and often facilitates new programs such as group music therapy, family support groups, babies and beats, and more! If you have an idea for a new program or event, Andrea is the person to talk to! She loves getting to connect with her clients through music and working with them to develop and achieve their individual goals.
Holly graduated from St. Mary of the Woods MTED Program and currently serves St. Joseph County, IN. Holly has a person-centered approach in her practice and she also practices Neurologic Music Therapy. She enjoys spending time with her family and making music with her private piano studio when she is not practicing therapy.
Kinsey graduated with her Bachelors in Music Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2021. She completed her internship with Community Hospice and Plainsong in 2021. She has experience working with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, seniors, and hospice. She enjoys helping others problem solve and connect with other people through music.
Outside of music therapy, She enjoys being home with her dog and husband, shopping, and visiting with family and friends.
Stephanie has been making music and performing her entire life! She personally experienced the power of music therapy inn her own family which led her to want to use here gifts of music to help others in their journey of growth and wellness.
A humanistic therapist, she uses her various skills and experiences to assist her client's in creating unique plans to assist theme in achieving their goals. Stephanie has experience working with clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, hospice and pediatrics.
Stephanie graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009 with a B.A. in Voice and from St. Mary of the Woods College in 2017 with her Music Therapy Equivalency degree.
Hailey Payne, MT-BC
Hailey received her Bachelor’s in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology and a certificate in Neurodiversity from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. She completed her internship at Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, Missouri back in March, 2022. She moved to Anderson with her cat, Nova, and they are very excited to make this our new home! Her passions include hiking, water activities, and good food. She looks forward to joining the community and begin serving those in need through the powers of music!"
Julia is a nursing major at Anderson University. She works part-time with PlainSong keeping documentation compliant and helping with many projects including making phone calls, aiding therapists in activities, and keeping our files organized. Julia enjoys singing and acting, and she has played leads in many productions
Trisha came to Plainsong in 2021 as our part -time office coordinator. She ensures that anyone interested in services is taken care of and she sets up new services for clients. Trisha also makes sure that things are running smoothly for the practice taking care of schedules, social media projects, and more! While Trisha started working for Plainsong in 2021, she has been involved with Plainsong from conception in 2016 when her daughter began taking guitar lessons. Trisha is a full time preschool teacher at Southview Preschool in Anderson.