Meet Our Team

 

MMT consists of certified music therapists who have: completed a University degree in Music Therapy and a 1000 hour clinical internship, passed board examination, and are active members of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. 

Some of our team members come with additional certifications such as the Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) designation. 

To learn about our team's core values click here. ​

To learn more about our team's involvement in professional development as a core element of our commitment to quality care, click here. 

HONESTY & INTEGRITY

DEDICATION

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY CARE

ADAPTABILITY

COLLABORATION

RESPECT

Music Therapy Awareness Month Video 2019

Every year our team participates in the Alzheimer's Society of Toronto Walk for Memories in support of the individuals and families we work with who live with dementia.

Miya Adout, MA, MTA (She/Her/Hers)

Founder & Executive Director

Miya Adout founded Miya Music Therapy in 2015 based on her vision to improve patient quality of life in healthcare settings throughout Ontario. Miya is a graduate of Concordia University where she received a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) after having completed a BA in Cultural Studies. Miya works with individuals of all ages and abilities. The primary populations she serves are at the beginning and end-of-life; working in maternal mental health and in long-term care with seniors living with dementia. Miya is passionate about educating the public on the impact of music therapy through engaging presentations and workshops. Miya also sits on the board of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario, provides business coaching to healthcare entrepreneurs, and has created Connect 2 Music Therapy, an online global magazine for music therapists. 

Carmen Lee, MMT, MTA

Administrative Assistant

Carmen Lee graduated with her Master in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University where she completed her clinical internship in a hospital setting.  Carmen uses a combination of a person-centred and music-centred approach to music therapy. She joins our team with experience providing music therapy in children's rehabilitation, geriatric care, and palliative care. As a classically trained clarinetist, Carmen is passionate about incorporating her primarily instrument in her work. 

Ariella Serman, BCom

Community Relations Coordinator

Ariella Serman is a graduate of York University where she studied business and majored in marketing. Throughout her studies she freelanced as a digital content and social media developer for small businesses looking to grow. Ariella’s intrinsic connection with music began at a young age when she picked up her first guitar. As the business development coordinator, she is passionate about increasing awareness of the life changing benefits of music therapy to people across Ontario.

Amelia Ballak, MMT, MTA, RP (She/Her/Hers)

Music Therapist

Amelia graduated Wilfrid Laurier’s Master of Music Therapy in 2017, with the Manfred & Penny Conrad Graduate Award of Distinction. Her clinical experience includes work within a correctional facility and in hospital settings with both adults and children. Amelia finds her role as a music therapist inspiring, as she sees how music motivates individuals to realize their potential. Her qualifications as an accredited music therapist and qualifying member for the College of Registered Psychotherapists allow her to facilitate her sessions in a music and client-centered approach while maintaining goal-oriented focus.

Naomi Ben-Aharon, BMT, MTA

Music Therapist

Naomi Ben-Aharon is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University , where they completed an internship in long-term care and hospice care. Naomi has experience providing music therapy to children, individuals with exceptionalities and seniors and enjoys playing a variety of instruments including cello, guitar, piano and voice. With a client-centered and music-centered approach, Naomi believes in using music in its many forms to assist clients in reaching their goals.

Steffi Ching, BMT, MTA

Music Therapist

Steffi Ching is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University where she received a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree. She completed an extended internship at two facilities where she worked with veterans, mothers with high-risk pregnancies, palliative patients, and children with various diagnoses. Steffi uses a variety of instruments in her work including the piano, guitar, and violin. Throughout the years, Steffi has witnessed in many of her clients and continues to be amazed as clients learn or re-learn to connect with themselves, their environment and the world through the power of music.

Justine Leung, BMT, MTA

Music Therapist

Silvia Li is a graduate of the Master of Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she completed her clinical internships in children’s rehabilitation and adult palliative care. Silvia embodies a client-centred and music-centred approach in therapy. Currently, Silvia is working with children, teens, and adults with developmental delay, older adults with dementia, and facilitates our Little Tunes program for infants and caregivers. Silvia believes in music’s ability to connect and communicate with each individual. 

David Macintosh, MTA, NMT (He/Him/His)

Music Therapist

David Macintosh believes in the purposeful use of music to empower individuals to achieve health and wellness. He is a graduate of Concordia University where he received a Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy. David completed his clinical internships working with seniors living with dementia, veterans, and youth with behavioural difficulties and autism spectrum disorder. David uses a humanistic, music-centred, and client-centred approach in his music therapy work. 

Robin Soper, MTA (She/Her/Hers)

Music Therapist

Robin graduated from Concordia University with a Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy and completed internships working with seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and with children with multiple disabilities in a rehabilitation hospital. Robin believes in the power of creativity in music exploration. Robin has an adoration for music, and her philosophy is to share this through client-centred and eclectic music therapy.

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