Meet our team!
We have worked with various organizations and clients in Metro Vancouver including elementary and secondary schools, daycares, group homes, hospitals, and senior care facilities. Our wish is to bring music into people’s lives and work together with them to find ways to improve their mind, body, and spirit.
Rachel Bergen, BA, BMT
Music Therapist | Registered Music Together® Teacher | Music Teacher
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Rachel comes from a musical family and has been singing since before she could talk. She has been a member of many choirs, performed in musicals and operas, and experimented with jazz, bluegrass, and even ska. After completing a Humanities degree at the University of Victoria, she attended the Victoria Conservatory of Music to study classical voice. She moved to Vancouver in 2014 to attend Capilano University and graduated with a Bachelors of Music Therapy. In her spare time, she likes to make up songs about her family dog, Java. Rachel loves seeing children explore their world, and is excited to share the joy of music with families in Music Together®.
Rachel is a registered Music Together® teacher and has successfully completed the Music Together teacher training developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey.
Mary Cobham, BA
Music Therapist | Registered Music Together® Teacher | Music Teacher
Mary completed her music therapy pre-professional practicum with She.Lee.Music. During her classes at Capilano, Mary found working with children and teens to be so wonderful that she knew she wanted her future work in music therapy to be with young people of all varieties. Mary is a two-time recipient of the Billy Rhodda Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists and Music Therapy Association of British Columbia. As a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist she has written, performed, recorded, and toured with dozens of pop and rock groups. Mary is a Registered Music Together® teacher.
Alexina Davis, BMT, MTA, MT-BC
Music Therapist | Registered Music Together® Teacher
Alexina is a graduate of Capilano University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program and an active member of both the Canadian Association of Music Therapists and Music Therapy Association of British Columbia. She has diplomas in contemporary voice and composition, and is completing her Bachelor of Music. She has been trained on voice, guitar, piano, and has recently added ukulele to her musical toolkit.
Alexina has experience working with young people through her work as an ABA therapist, a music therapy practicum in the Vancouver school district, and a music therapy internship in the Delta school district. During these placements, she worked with children and adolescents with a variety of special needs, in group settings as well as individually. She is also a Registered Music Together® teacher.
Music has always played a major role in Alexina’s life, both as a hobby and as an emotional release. She began writing music in her teens and continues to use songwriting as a means of expressing herself and connecting with others.
Amelia Koebel, BMT, MTA
Accredited Music Therapist | Registered Music Together® Teacher | Music Teacher
Amelia was born and raised in Campbell River, BC, where she was exposed to a musical life from a very young age. Growing up, she was involved in all things musical including piano lessons, singing in choirs, school band programs and musical theatre. Her love for music led her to Edmonton, AB where she studied jazz and contemporary music at Grant MacEwan University. After obtaining her Diploma of Music with a major in piano performance, Amelia found herself searching for a more meaningful use of her music. Moving back to the West Coast and completing the Music Therapy Program at Capilano University has helped her find this meaning.
Amelia completed her 1000-hour internship at BC Children’s Hospital where she worked with children and youth in the oncology in-patient unit. Throughout her education, she was also fortunate to experience working with seniors, youth with autism and developmental disabilities, and at-risk women who were either pregnant or had recently given birth.
Within her practice, Amelia strives to provide a client-centered approach that meets the individual strengths and needs of each client and their families. She is passionate about working with all people, specifically children and youth. As a Music Therapist, she believes that music not only has the ability to facilitate a connection, but can also be used as an effective medium to help improve overall well-being and quality of life. Amelia is also a registered Music Together® teacher.
Amelia enjoys being outdoors either hiking or running, practicing yoga, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited to be a part of the She.Lee.Music team.
Vicky Ngai, BA, BMT
Music Therapist | Music Teacher
Vicky is an experienced music teacher from Hong Kong. She speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Queensland in Australia. She teaches piano, recorder, clarinet, ukulele, and Early Childhood music classes. She loves teaching music and has made it her career.
Vicky decided to become a music therapist because she believed music was not only for entertainment or education, but also for promoting health. This led her to completing her Bachelor of Music Therapy from Capilano University. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, Music Therapy Association of British Columbia, and World Federation of Music Therapy.
Vicky has experience working with clients of all ages. She currently works with children with special needs, adults in a mental health unit, and seniors in Metro Vancouver. One of her greatest strengths is being able to customize music to meet the needs of her clients and students.
Sheila Lee, BA, BMT, MA, MTA, FAMI 李詩韻
Director | Accredited Music Therapist | Clinical Counsellor | Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery | Registered Music Together® Teacher
Sheila has been involved in music and the arts all her life. She has training in piano, guitar, violin, voice, and dance. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC and Bachelor of Music Therapy from Capilano University, her passion for helping others led her to pursue her Master of Arts in Counselling from UVic. During her studies, she was the recipient of the Carolyn Kenny Music Therapy Scholarship and the Music Therapy Students’ Association Conference Scholarship. She has also completed her Level III Certificate in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music and Neurologic Music Therapy Certificate. She is now an Accredited Music Therapist and Clinical Counsellor, working together with clients of varying ages and abilities to help them achieve their goals. Additionally, she has completed training as a Behavioural Interventionist and has much experience working with children with autism and other special needs.
Sheila’s music therapy experience includes working with clients in the Delta, Surrey, Burnaby, and Vancouver School Districts, PALS Autism School, BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre, Providence Health Care, Social Diversity for Children Foundation, as well as an internship at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre in Toronto, ON.
Committed to being an active part of her local music therapy community, Sheila served as the Co-Chair of the “Music Therapy and Kids: 10 Big Ideas for Little People” symposium for four years, Director of Public Relations for MTABC for two years, and has led various music therapy workshops in BC. In 2010, she published Singing under the Plum Blossom Tree with Lennie Tan, a collection of Chinese songs for Music Therapists and students to use in their music therapy practice with seniors. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists and Music Therapy Association of British Columbia.
Sheila also loves teaching music to children and has training in music education approaches and methods including Orff, Kodály, Music Together®, and Baby’s First Music™. She is Centre Director of Richmond Music Together, Choir Director of VAMS Voices, has her Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate, takes dance classes and paints whenever she can, and trains as a 4th Dan black belt in Sun Hang Do martial arts.