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Daniel Beseda, MT-BC

Director of Clinical Services / Neurologic Music Therapy / Pediatrics
Daniel Beseda, MT-BC

Daniel Beseda, MT-BC (he/him/his) received his Bachelor’s in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Since becoming a board-certified music therapist in 2012, Daniel has dedicated his career to improving the lives of individuals through the power of music therapy. His extensive experience spans a variety of populations and settings, including Pediatrics, Adult Oncology, Psychiatry, Individuals with Disabilities, and Forensics, showcasing his versatility and expertise in the field.

In his current role as the Director of Clinical Services for McConnell Music Therapy Services in the greater Sacramento area, Daniel leads with compassion and innovation. He provides clinical services to inpatient pediatric patients, helping them cope with and recover from various medical conditions. He particularly enjoys working in pediatric oncology, forming impactful therapeutic relationships with both the patient and their family, and using music therapy techniques to support their need for symptom management, expression, and identity. Additionally, he works in a pediatric outpatient setting, employing Neurologic Music Therapy techniques to enhance children's speech/language, sensorimotor, and cognitive abilities. His dedication to his clients' well-being is evident in the personalized and impactful care he provides.

Beyond his clinical work, Daniel is committed to fostering the next generation of music therapists. He offers supervision and clinical support to his fellow board-certified music therapists at McConnell Music Therapy Services, ensuring they continue to deliver high-quality care. As the Internship Director for a university-affiliated program with the University of the Pacific, he mentors aspiring music therapists, guiding them through their practical training and professional development.

Continuing his own education, Daniel is currently pursuing a Master’s in Music Therapy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. His commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth reflects his dedication to advancing the field of music therapy.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Daniel enjoys a fulfilling personal life. He loves spending time with his family—his wife, two children, and their beloved dog. An avid gardener, Daniel finds joy in cultivating his vegetable garden, which provides a peaceful retreat and a source of fresh produce. He also enjoys planning family trips to the beach, where they can relax and create cherished memories. As a coffee enthusiast, Daniel takes pleasure in roasting, sharing and drinking his own coffee, savoring the rich flavors and the process itself.