Chris Barton, MM, MT-BC, is an award-winning composer and performer. She began her musical career at age eight with a German concert pianist who pulled her students’ ears when mistakes were made! Despite the rough start, Chris has retained her love of music. As a board certified music therapist, she has worked in child and adolescent psychiatry, hospice settings, school programs for autistic and brain-injured children and private practice. She currently directs Central Canal Creative
Chris Barton offers an interactive, multicultural performance on a variety of acoustic instruments. Hammered Dulcimer, guitar, banjo, fiddle, octave mandolin and percussion form the instrumentation of her band, Sensible Shoes. Scandinavian, Celtic and Swing music are the genres they play. Family and Children’s Music are their specialty.
She is also the director of Central Canal Creative Arts Therapies, which provides music therapy services and consultation to children with autism, hearing loss and other special needs.
Contact Chris at 317-475-9914 or firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing information
Michigan State University, B.Mus. 1985
Butler University, M.M. (Composition) 1997
Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT)
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
AG Bell Association
Autism Society of America (ASA)
Nominee for Most Valuable Product (TuneUps CD) from Therapy Times 2009
Creative Renewal Arts Fellow 1999
Parents Choice Award 1996
Annie Awards Nominee 1993
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