Welcome to She.Lee.Music. We provide music therapy and music education services in beautiful Richmond, BC and its surrounding areas.

Our mission is to provide quality services that promote health, wellness, learning and creative expression for people of all ages and abilities. Our passion is to bring together families, friends and communities through music.


UPDATES & EVENTS:

Mondays and Thursdays, October – December, 2017: “Building Bridges with Music” music therapy sessions are on for the fall!  Participants with special needs are invited to register.  Music and games will be used to promote friendship and social skills.  Each participant will be paired up with a teen volunteer.  Music therapy portion led by Mary, Katherine, and Sheila.

Group 1: Mondays, Oct 16 – Dec 18 (No session on Nov 13)

Time: 4:15pm-5:15pm Music Therapy

Location: Byrne Creek Secondary School, 7777 18th St, Burnaby BC

Ages: (call to inquire about ages)

Group 2: Thursdays, Oct 12 – Dec 14

Time: 4:15-5:15pm Music Therapy

Location: Byrne Creek Secondary School, 7777 18th St, Burnaby BC

Ages: (call to inquire about ages)

For more info or to register, call Social Diversity for Children Foundation 1-888-247-5071


September 2017: Judy, Emily, and Katherine have joined the team! Get to know them: About us


August 2017: Welcome to our newest team member, Rachel Bergen! Find out more about Rachel here: About us


Tuesdays and Wednesdays, April – June, 2017: “Building Bridges with Music” music therapy sessions are back for the spring!  Participants with special needs are invited to register.  Music and games will be used to promote friendship and social skills.  Each participant will be paired up with a teen volunteer.  Music therapy portion led by Mary.

Group 1: Tuesdays, Apr – Jun, 4-6pm (4-5pm Snacks and Games; 5-6pm Music Therapy)

Location: William Cook Elementary School, 8600 Cook Rd, Richmond BC

Ages: Children and Teens (call to inquire about ages)

Group 2: Wednesdays, Apr – Jun, 4-6pm (4-5pm Snacks and Games; 5-6pm Music Therapy)

Location: William Cook Elementary School, 8600 Cook Rd, Richmond BC

Ages: Children (call to inquire about ages)

For more info or to register, call 1-888-247-5071 Ext. 760

Website: Social Diversity for Children Foundation


March 2017: March is Music Therapy Awareness Month!

Sat, March 4th: A Night Out For Music Heals…Over 80 bars, clubs and pubs in 30 cities across Canada are donating $1 per cover charge (or making a flat donation of $1 per patron, for those that don’t charge cover) to Music Heals for one night.

Long & McQuade is collecting iPods in all 74 stores across Canada for the iPod Pharmacy

Skullcandy is donating 10% of all sales through their website this month.

Tempo Renovo dry gin donate $1 per bottle.

Pourhouse Restaurant in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district is donating $1 from every “Devil’s On Horseback” menu item to Music Heals for all of February and March. Dig in!

The Regal Beagle in Kitsilano will be donating $1 from every bottle of Phillips Blue Buck sold for all of March to Music Heals. Cheers!

In Regina…The Wolf is once again donating the proceeds of Queen City Rocks battle of the bands showcases to Music Heals, to support a local music therapy program.


February 22, 2017: Wellness Day!!  Sheila is happy to be leading 6 music therapy workshops at St. John’s School’s Wellness Day in Vancouver.  This is an event dedicated to promoting mental health.  Sheila will be teaching the Gr. 1, 2, and 3 classes about music therapy and how they can use music as a tool to help facilitate their own wellness.  This is a great pro-active and preventive approach to bringing mental health awareness to children at an early age.  StJohnsSchool
Thank you St. John’s! 


February 2017: Welcome to our newest music therapist and music teacher, Vicky Ngai!  Vicky plays the piano, guitar, ukulele, clarinet, and recorder.  She will be working at The Arts Connection on Mondays.  Learn more about Vicky here, About Us


January 2017: Hello and welcome to Jenny Tung!  Jenny is a music therapist and piano teacher who plays the cello, guitar, and piano.  She will be working with clients on Saturdays at The Arts Connection.  We’re so excited to have her join the team.  Learn more about Jenny here, About Us


January 1, 2017: Happy New Year! We wish you all a wonderful 2017.  Stay tuned for some exciting news this year!2017


December 25, 2016: Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and warmest wishes to everyone!  Thank you to our clients and families for a wonderful year.  You make us who we are.


November 18,  2016: Dr. Jayne Standley, Ph.D., MT-BC, NICU-MT, is in town! Alexina and Sheila will be attending her NICU-MT (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Music Therapy) lecture. This is Part 1 of 3 towards obtaining a NICU-MT certificate. Dr. Standley’s research into music therapy with premature babies and her development of the PAL (Pacifier Activated Lullaby) have made tremendous contributions to the field of music therapy and to families of premature babies. Below is a picture of her book, “Music Therapy with Premature Infants: Research and Developmental Interventions.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016: Sheila is super excited to be speaking at the Nanaimo Child Development Centre’s “Nature of Play” conference this fall! If you’re interested in music, play, healing, and child development, this conference is for you!Nature of Play 2016 Conference

Opening Keynote: Nature Based Play

Afternoon workshops: Mindfulness, Aboriginal play, Healing, Music Therapy

Closing Keynote: Laughter!

For more information: Nanaimo Child Development Centre: “Nature of Play” conference


Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Oct – Dec, 2016: “Building Bridges with Music” music therapy sessions are on for the fall!  Participants with special needs are invited to register.  Music and games will be used to promote friendship and social skills.  Each participant will be paired up with a teen volunteer.  Music therapy portion led by Sheila and Mary.

BBM Fall 2016 posterGroup 1: Tuesdays, Oct 4 – Dec 6, 4-6pm (4-5pm Snacks and Games; 5-6pm Music Therapy)

Location: William Cook Elementary School, 8600 Cook Rd, Richmond BC

Ages: 8-19 (there’s some flexibility with the ages)

Group 2: Wednesdays, Oct 12 – Dec 14, 4-6pm (4-5pm Snacks and Games; 5-6pm Music Therapy)

Location: City Centre Community Centre

Address: 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond BC (between Lansdowne & Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line Stations)

Ages: 4-7 (there’s some flexibility with the ages)

For more info or to register, call 1-888-247-5071 Ext. 760

Website: Social Diversity for Children Foundation


Mondays, July 18 – August 29, 2016: “Building Bridges with Music” music therapy sessions will be running in the summer!  Each participant will be paired up with a teen volunteer.  Music therapy portion led by Sheila and Mary.  No session August 1st.

Time: 4:15-5:15pm

Location: City Centre Community Centre

Address: 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond BC (between Lansdowne & Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line Stations)

For more info or to register, call 1-888-247-5071 Ext. 760

Website: Social Diversity for Children Foundation


July 2016:  We are excited to have Mary Cobham, music therapy practicum student, join our team!  Mary is a Capilano University student who is completing the last stage of her training — her 1000 hour clinical practicum.  Welcome to the team!  Find out more about Mary here: About Us


May & June 2016: Recording studio time! Alexina and Sheila have visited the Face of Today (FOT) studio with their clients twice these past 2 months.  The FOT Foundation has donated their studio in downtown Vancouver for music therapy recordings.  FoT recording studioMusic Heals FOT Vault door - rounded borderhas secured funding from Telus to sponsor 20 sessions in 2016 as part of their Community Fund mandate to support children, health and technology.

FOT has offered to match that donation, to total $20,000 dedicated to the project.  Music therapy clients 30 and under are eligible.  The studio is inside an old bank vault! That’s producer Krev Mack on the left and the vault door on the right.  Thank you so much to FOT, Telus, and Music Heals.


Tuesdays, May 17 – June 21, 2016: “Building Bridges with Music” is an after school music therapy program for children and youth with special needs.  Each participant will be paired up with a teen volunteer.  Snacks, games, music therapy, and more! Music therapy portion led by Sheila.

Spring 2016 BBM poster

Time: 4-5:30pm

Location: William Cook Elementary School (Resource Room)

Address: 8600 Cook Rd, Richmond BC (near Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line Station)

Fee: $48 for 6 sessions. Subsidized program offered by the youth-led, Social Diversity for Children Foundation.

For more info or to register, call 1-888-247-5071 Ext. 760

Website: Social Diversity for Children Foundation


March 22, 2016: Amelia, Alexina, and Sheila are leading a special music class for 20+ Syrian refugee children at The Arts Connection.  The children have recently arrived in Canada and are staying in Richmond until they find more permanent housing.  We hope our music will welcome them to Canada, help transition them to their new home, strengthen their English skills, and connect them with some of The Arts Connection’s students!


Sun, March 20, 2016: She.Lee.Music is marching and raising money for the March for Music Therapy event! Our goal is $2000.  Help us raise money for music therapy clients across Canada. Deadline to donate is March 30th.  Click here to donate or find out more info: Fundraiser


March 2016: March is our favourite because it’s Music Therapy Awareness Month!  Visit Music Heals for more info #MusicMakesMe.  Stuff happening this month:

A NIGHT OUT FOR MUSIC HEALS:  On Sat, Mar 5th, 70 bars across the country are donating $1 of their cover charge to supporting music therapy programs in their home province.

SUPPORT MUSIC THERAPY WITH A BOTTLE OF GIN: Tempo Gin is donating $1 per bottle sold this month to Music Heals! Currently available in 30 stores in the Lower Mainland.

SEE YOU AT SEASONS FESTIVAL: Music Heals is a charity partner of Seasons Festival. Bring your old iPods and find them at Vancouver’s biggest electronic music festival, March 23-27.

JOIN THE RUNNING TEAMS IN CALGARY AND VANCOUVER: Join local music industry, radio hosts, music therapists and music fans on the Music Heals teams at the Modo Spring Run-Off (March 20th), Calgary Marathon (May 29th) and Vancouver Half Marathon (June 26th). Don’t worry, we only run the 5K!

DOWNLOAD THE MUSIC HEALS RUNNING PLAYLIST: A playlist for the Modo 8K has been created and you can download it now. It features music from 10 amazing artists including Delhi 2 Dublin, Bend Sinister, and the new single from Dominique Fricot.

DROP OFF YOUR IPOD IN A MODO CAR: Speaking of Modo and the iPod Pharmacy, Modo Car Co-op is collecting good-as-new iPods in all 450+ vehicles in Vancouver and Victoria this month!

BILLBOARDS AND BUS SHELTERS: Watch for billboards and bus shelters in BC this month (take a photo and send it to Music Heals), and listen for our public service announcements on radio stations across the country.


February 17th, 2016: Mental health problems in children are a growing issue.  Sheila was interviewed by Huffington Post Canada about music and its effects on mental health.  Read what she had to say: How These Educators Approach Mental Health in the Classroom

HuffPost Canada - Mental Health in the Classroom


January 2016: Last year flew by! Happy new year to you all and wishing you a wonderful 2016.


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