Music Therapist-Board Certified
Certified NICU Music Therapist
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 music therapy 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’s principal instrument is the French horn, and she is also proficient in guitar and voice.
Since founding Metro Music Therapy 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 opened a music lessons studio for ALL learners based in Peachtree Corners, called Studio PTC, and since March 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 2016, Mallory and her team established a grant-funded music therapy program entitled Songs of Hope, which benefitted hospice patients and their families, children experiencing grief and loss, and refugees who relocated to the Atlanta area. Songs of Hope operated for six years, and provided over 1,600 music therapy sessions to its’ beneficiaries.
In December 2020, Mallory graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program – a select group of small business owners from across the United States who were invited into the highly competitive program on a full-scholarship. This program focused 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.
Mallory believes that community involvement makes our local and global communities a better place to live. She leads worship at her church, volunteers her time to the PTA, her children’s swim team, and co-leads her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Mallory is currently and proudly the President of the Board of Third Ladder, who, with inspired donors, equips their network of vetted grassroots humanitarian efforts with financial grants. Mallory is also President of the Board of Music Therapy of the Rockies, a non-profit that leads Songwriting Retreats for Veterans with PTSD. You will find Mallory at most of these retreats, whether in Atlanta or Nashville, where she is happily helping behind-the-scenes or working as a Songwriter during the retreats.