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 in 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, children Eliza and Henry, and her two dogs, Dexter and Dinah.
Steven received his BSN from Indiana University and has an extensive background in the medical field. 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, and also works 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.
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 clients. 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.
Holly graduated from St. Mary of the Woods MTED Program and currently serves St. Joseph County, IN. Holly uses 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.
Tatiana Behringer, MT-BC
Tatiana received their bachelor's degree in music therapy with a minor in gerontology from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. They completed their internship with Capital City Hospice in Columbus, Ohio. They have experience working in hospice, intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as geriatrics. In their sessions, they use a humanistic framework to help clients achieve goals.
Stephanie has been making music and performing her entire life! She personally experienced the power of music therapy in her own family, which led her to want to use her 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 clients in creating unique plans to achieve 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.
Mya grew up in Anderson, IN and received her bachelor's degree in music therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been passionate about music therapy ever since a service-learning trip she took to Zambia, and she loves the ability to learn and grow constantly with new research in the field.
Mya operates from a person-centered perspective and uses music as a tool to help clients reach goals tailored to their needs. She completed her internship hours at University of Colorado Health, a hospital in Denver, and at PlainSong Music Services, so she has experience with a wide variety of populations and treatment durations.
Mya is also skilled in web design and will be using her talents to expand and maintain PlainSong’s website. When she’s not working, she enjoys fiction books, crochet, sunshine, board games, and spending time with loved ones.
Clara Emery, MT, Admin
Clara graduated with a Bachelor's in Music Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University and completed her music therapy internship at PlainSong Music Services, LLC in 2022. Clara has experience working with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, early childhood, and mental health. She enjoys walking alongside clients as they grow and accomplish goals through music.
Trisha started in 2021 as PlainSong's 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 its conception in 2016 when her daughter began taking guitar lessons. Trisha is a full time preschool teacher at Southview Preschool in Anderson.
Will you be the next PlainSong MT-BC?
We are currently seeking the next MT-BC to work on our team! Our diverse caseload and exciting career opportunities may be exactly what you're looking for! Learn more by clicking here.