Mallory Even | Founder & CEO
Mallory Even, LPMT, MT-BC
Licensed Professional Music Therapist
Music Therapist-Board Certified
Certified NICU Music Therapist
Owner & Director
Mallory Even, founder of Metro Music Therapy, is originally from the Orlando, FL area, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from the Florida State University. She remained in Tallahassee to complete her internship with Leon County Public Schools and upon graduation from FSU, Mallory and her husband moved to the Atlanta, GA area. For two years before starting her practice, and for three years after, Mallory also worked as a music therapist in an adult and geriatric inpatient psychiatric unit located in Snellville, GA.
Mallory is a Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC), Licensed Professional Music Therapist (LPMT), and a certified Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapist (NICU MT). She has completed the 30-hour training in Counseling Skills for Music Therapists, the 50-hour Grief & Loss Music Therapy Institute, and is one course away from earning her specialty certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy.
Since starting the practice in late 2007, Mallory has started new music therapy programs in specialized schools and a wide variety of healthcare settings all over the Metro Atlanta area; the MMT team has opened a music lessons studio for ALL learners based in Peachtree Corners, called Studio PTC, and most recently, since March of 2020, Mallory and her team pivoted quickly to begin offering telehealth services to current and new clients found all over the globe due to the local, national and global impact of COVID-19.
In January 2016, in partnership with Wellspring International, Mallory and her team established a grant-funded music therapy program entitled “Songs of Hope,” which benefits hospice patients and their families, children experiencing grief and loss, and refugees who have relocated to the Atlanta area. In late 2020, Songs of Hope is beginning their sixth year, and over the last 5 years, has provided over 1,600 music therapy sessions to its’ beneficiaries.
Mallory’s principal instrument is the French horn, but she is also proficient in guitar and voice. She enjoys leading worship at her church, composing music for both children and adults, and has written, recorded and copyrighted an original CD entitled, “Favorite Day.” She has presented at National and Regional AMTA conferences, was invited to be a panelist on the Careers in Counseling & Therapy panel at the University of Georgia, leads music therapy wellness sessions for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta staff retreats, and was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Georgia Gerontology Society.
In August of 2020, Mallory was invited to be a scholar recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program – a select group of only 137 business owners from across the United States who were invited to participate after a highly competitive application process. This program focuses on leadership, competitive strategy, marketing and operations management, human resource management, accounting and finance with instruction from top academics and proven business leaders to enhance business performance.