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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.

 


RachelBergen - webRachel Bergen, BA, BMT, MTA, MT-BC
Certified 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 Bachelor of Music Therapy. She also completed the Music Together teacher training developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey.

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®.

 

Emily BrownEmily Brown, BMT, MTA, MT-BC
Certified Music Therapist | Registered Music Together® Teacher

Emily obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Capilano University. She has experience working with children who live with emotional instability, behavioral challenges, and disabilities (such as autism and down’s syndrome). Working as a casual music therapist for Providence Health Care has provided her with the opportunity to work in Palliative Care, Acute Mental Health, and Rehabilitation. Emily adores working with diverse and unique populations and continues to fuel her passion for specialized work with children.

Emily also works as a Music Together® teacher. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT), as well as an advocacy team member for the Music Therapy Association of British Columbia (MTABC). She occasionally volunteers for the non profit organization, Music Heals, to promote and fundraise for music therapy programs across Canada. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Emily is excited to be pursuing her practice in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. She is looking forward to collaborating her services with She.Lee.Music!

 

mary-cobham-web-1Mary Cobham, BA, BMT, MTA, MT-BC
Certified 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 University, 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 has completed the Music Together teacher training developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey.

 

Alexina Davis CloseupMagnoliaAlexina Davis, BMT, MTA, MT-BC
Certified 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 training in 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-smallAmelia Koebel, BMT, MTA
Certified 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 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.

 

Sheila Lee - Bio photo - LightenedLowResSheila Lee, BA, BMT, MA, MTA, FAMI 李詩韻
Director
| Certified 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 Neurologic Music Therapy Certificate and her  Level III Certificate in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music. 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, Richmond Society for Community Living, 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.

 

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