Serving Clients in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): North York, Thornhill, Vaughan, Richmondhill, Aurora, Newmarket, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville, Burlington, Woodbridge, Markham, Mid-town, Downtown

(416) 951-2788  - info@miyamusictherapy.com

Meet Our Team

 

MMT consists of 8 credentialed 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. 

Miya Adout, MA, MTA, MT-BC

Founder & CEO

Miya Adout founded Miya Music Therapy based on her vision to connect individuals to music therapy services that empower them to achieve their goals and ultimately improve their health and quality of life. Miya is a graduate of Concordia University where she received a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy). Miya works with seniors living with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Parkinson's disease, adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and adults with developmental delay. Miya is passionate about helping others discover how they can use music intentionally in their daily lives to improve their own health and wellness. Miya is also a consultant for the Ontario Music Therapy Academy which provides professional development workshops to healthcare professionals. 

Carmen Lee, MMT, MTA, MT-BC

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. 

Amelia Ballak, MMT, MTA, MT-BC, RP(Q)

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, MT-BC

Music Therapist

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

Sarah Cheung, MMT, MTA, MT-BC, RP(Q)

Music Therapist

Sarah Cheung is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music Therapy and Masters of Music Therapy programs from Wilfrid Laurier University. Sarah is working towards becoming a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Her experience consists of providing music therapy to young and older adults in palliative care, oncology, general paediatrics and adolescents within Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse programs. She believes that music is a powerful medium to bring an abundance of opportunities for expanding human potential and enrich lives through music. 

Graylen Howard, MMT

Music Therapist

Graylen is a graduate of the Applied Music Advanced Diploma Program at Mohawk College, and Bachelor of Music Therapy and Master of Music Therapy programs at Wilfrid Laurier University. Graylen has extensive clinical experience in paediatric settings, as well as in adolescent mental health, and long-term care residences. He is passionate about using a variety of instruments in his work including the cello, guitar, french horn, and electronic musical instruments. While maintaining a client-centered approach, Graylen believes the purposeful use of music helps empower clients to focus on their strengths and help establish and execute aspirations - leading to an improved quality of life.

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.

Silvia Li, MMT, MTA, MT-BC

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, MT-BC, NMT

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, MT-BC

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.