I hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Western University, and a Master of Music Therapy (MMT) from Laurier.
I am a board-certified (MT-BC) and accredited music therapist (MTA) with the Canadian Association of Music Therapy. I hold a MMT and completed my 1000-hour internship at Baycrest hospital, focusing on music therapy in geriatric mental health and neurocognitive disorders. In addition, I am certified in cognitive behavioural therapy from Laurier's faculty of Social Work. I am active as a music therapist and have years of experience working with clients in healthcare and community settings. I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan, from children to older adults. My work includes:
I provide music therapy in group, individual or dual sessions, where I focus on cognitive, physical and psychosocial therapeutic goals and objectives. My techniques are adapted from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), aesthetic music therapy (AeMT), neurologic music therapy (NMT) and psychoeducation. I conduct all music therapy sessions as collaborative processes with the client and therapist.
In addition, I am an active voice teacher with a strong interest in musical theatre, jazz and pop. My lessons take a collaborative approach, combining classical vocal technique with modern styles of music. I have performed with the Elora Festival Singers, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Nota Bene Baroque Players. I have also performed in many theatre and summer stock festivals, including Fourth Line Theatre, Westben Festival Theatre and UWO Opera Company.
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