Scott Tonkinson, MM, MT-BC, NMT » AZMTA Therapist Directory

Listed below are nationally board certified Music Therapists here in Arizona ready to serve you!

Requirements include:
  • A professional music therapist holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in music therapy from one of over 70 American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)   approved college and university programs.
  • In-depth knowledge in three main areas: musical foundations, clinical foundations, and music therapy foundations and principles as specified in the AMTA Professional Competencies.
  • A minimum of 1200 hours of clinical training, including a supervised internship, prior to earning certification.

Scott Tonkinson, MM, MT-BC, NMT

Board Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapist Arizona Music Therapy Services
Work Phone: 480-329-3155 Website: Arizona Music Therapy Services
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Biographical Info

Scott is an Music Therapist for St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center working with patients with multiple addiction/recovery and psychological diagnoses.  He also is the director of a private music therapy practice, Arizona Music Therapy Services.  Scott brings 20 years of music and counseling experience into his music therapy practice.  A graduate of Arizona State University and Belmont University in Nashville, TN, Scott completed his Advanced Master’s degree in Music Therapy at ASU.  Scott also completed his certification in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy (

Scott works with a variety of patient groups including:

  • Patients Dealing with Substance Addiction and Recovery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury / Stroke (CVA) Victims
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Hospice and Long-Term Care facilities,
  • Veterans and others who are challenged with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Children and Adults with special needs including autism, ADHD, developmental and learning disorders

Scott completed his internship in music therapy at Higher Octave Healing in Tempe, AZ and received his board certification from The Certification Board for Music Therapists (

Arizona Music Therapy Services offers music therapy in Phoenix and the East Valley area.   For more information visit Arizona Music Therapy Services website.



Categories: Central Phoenix, East Valley, Phoenix Area
Updated 10 months ago.