MIRIAM SHERK MMT, MT-BC
Miriam Sherk is a board-certified music therapist and founder of Ann Arbor Music Therapy, LLC. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and her Master of Music Therapy Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Miriam practices within a person-centered, strength-based model of music therapy, using music as a tool to help clients engage in successful experiences, enhance communication, find space for connection, emotional expression and growth, and learn and practice new emotional/behavioral skills.
Miriam has enjoyed a broad focus of practice, working with people of varied needs throughout the lifespan including: children and adults seeking emotional and/or behavioral support, including neurodiverse children and adults, children and adults with developmental differences, mental illness, and physical or mental disabilities. Miriam also works with older adults with dementia, older adults with social/emotional support needs, and supporting older adults and families in end-of-life care. Miriam has provided music therapy services in schools, inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, community behavioral health programs, memory care units, assisted living facilities and home-based hospice care.
Miriam lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, son and daughter. She enjoys biking and hiking with her family, practicing yoga and playing the bassoon with the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra.