Erin K. Spring, MM, MT-BC, Executive Director

Erin

     Ms. Spring has been a practicing, board-certified music therapist in central Ohio since 2007.  Erin holds a bachelor and master degree’s in music therapy from Ohio University where she studied under Ms. Anita Louise Steele and Mrs. Kamile Geist.  Ms. Spring interned as a music therapist at Cleveland Music School Settlement and in the Cleveland Clinic Palliative Medicine Unit and is currently the owner of Central Ohio Music Therapy, LLC in Circleville, Ohio.  In fall 2012, Erin began work as an adjunct professor of music therapy at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio

     Erin is a neurologically trained music therapist serving a variety of populations including the terminally ill, individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, geriatric adults, patients receiving obstetric and general hospital care and children experiencing grief. Her thesis research focused on collaboration, exploring the collaborative terminology and the teaching models used to train upcoming professionals in collaborative work. She also directs the music therapy program, supervises practicum students and provides individual and group music therapy sessions to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities at the Ohio University Music Therapy Clinic in Athens. Ms. Spring is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the Association of Ohio Music Therapists, and is director of music therapy for Music of the Heart, a non-profit organization supporting music education, performance and therapy.Erin studied voice with Dr. Patricia Pease, Mrs. Stephanie Mouat and Mrs. Lorna Frank and performs around her community as a soloist and with various ensembles.  Erin is also the director of the Circleville Presbyterian Handbell Choir and the Roundtown Ringers Community Handbell Choir. She is also an Ohio Music Education Association marching band adjudicator in the field commander caption.  Erin enjoys advocating for music therapy through regular presentations to local organizations, agencies and businesses.

Erin has the honor of serving on the Ohio Department of Aging – Music & Memory Committee.  Recently, Ms. Spring presented at the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  Among her other presentations, Erin was a panelist with Dan Cohen, MSW, on the effects of music on memory and discussing the film Alive Inside.  Erin is also on the board of directors for Music of the Heart and the Berger Hospital – Circle of Caring

     When she’s not leading music therapy sessions, you will often find her volunteering with her therapy dogs Oscar & Rosie, providing pet therapy services to patients, students and anyone else who’s quality of life is improved when there’s a dog around.