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
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY CARE
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 is a graduate of Concordia University where she received a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies after having completed a BA in Cultural Studies. Miya works with individuals of all ages and abilities and specializes in dementia care. Miya opened her private practice, Miya Music Therapy, in 2015 with the purpose of empowering and enriching lives through music. MMT now consists of a team of certified music therapists providing services to individuals and care-facilities throughout Ontario and beyond via both in-person and virtual sessions. Aside from her clinical work, Miya is also passionate about sharing the impact of music therapy through keynote presentations and workshops. Miya is the current Education Chair on the Board of Directors for the Music Therapy Association of Ontario, provides business coaching to healthcare entrepreneurs, and is the creator of Connect 2 Music Therapy: An Online Global Magazine for Music Therapists. When she's not working on expanding her practice, Miya enjoys playing with her toddler, spending time in nature, and practicing photography.
Carmen Lee, MMT, MTA
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)
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.
Steffi Ching, BMT, MTA
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.
Justis Krar BMT, MTA (He/Him/His)
Justis Krar is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music Therapy Program where he completed his clinical internship at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London, UK. Justis has experience working with adults in disorders of consciousness, neuro-rehabilitation, complex long-term care and profound and multiple learning disabilities. Justis utilizes the guitar, percussive techniques and improvisation in his therapy work.
David Macintosh, MTA, NMT (He/Him/His)
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)
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.