2015

December 25, 2015: Merry Christmas to all and we wish you an excellent holiday season with your loved ones.


October 10, 2015: Watch Jennifer’s music therapy video documenting her time interning with Sheila in the Delta School District:


October 6, 2015: Check out Sheila’s music therapy blog post featured on the Music Heals website!  Music Therapy in a school setting: Can I play the tambourine with my nose?


September 16, 2015: 

Amelia’s proposal to bring the Bandwagon 3 to The Arts Connection was approved! The Bandwagon is a mobile recording unit full of cool stuff like a midi keyboard, microphones, recording software, and so much more!

bandwagon-bigHere are our excited faces posing in front of it! Thank you once again to our wonderful sponsors for making this possible: Music Therapy Ride, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, and Music Therapy Association of British Columbia.

Bandwagon3 - AlexinaSheilaAmelia - Sept 2015


September 9, 2015:  Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) will be coming to The Arts Connection for weekly adult group music therapy sessions starting this month!  RSCL is an amazing organization that provides programs and services for infants with special needs, children and adults with developmental disabilities.  They are Richmond’s largest non-profit social service provider and believe in “seeing beyond disability … to ability.”  Sessions will be led by Alexina and Sheila.


September 2015:  We are happy to welcome Alexina Davis, music therapy intern, to our team! She will be working with clients in the schools and also at The Arts Connection.  Get to know a little more about Alexina here: About us


June 27, 2015: Come visit Sheila at the Music Heals tent on Sunday at Stanley Park!  Music Heals is a sponsored organization at the Scotiabank Vancouver half-marathon.  This is an annual run/walk from UBC to Stanley Park, with various organizations raising money for their cause. The Music Heals Charitable Foundation raises funds for music therapy across Canada. Find out more or make a donation to the team: Music Heals


April 28, 2015:  Sheila has been invited to attend UBC’s follow-up meeting to last year’s Bending the Knotted Oak: Music Therapy and Music Cognition Research in Management of Neurological Disorders event.  Last year’s event was “dedicated to bringing local community members, clinicians, researchers, doctors, and specialists to come together with UBC faculty members from a variety of disciplines to discuss and define current and future interdisciplinary research opportunities around the effects of music and music therapy on common neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.” The Knotted Oak.   Woohoo! This is exciting stuff!


April 18, 2015:  Thank you to CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) for once again asking Sheila to be a part or your biennial Family EI Camp in Vancouver!  It was great meeting all the families and talking about music therapy with you all.


March 26, 2015:  Sheila has accepted an invitation to be a guest speaker at the next Richmond Autism Parent Support (RAPS) group meeting

SheilaLeeGuitarDate: Thurs, March 26th, 2015
Time: 7:30pm-9pm
Address: #210 – 3671 Chatham St, Richmond BC

Sheila Lee, MTA, FAMI, NMT, Accredited Music Therapist

Music is the universal language. Come find out how music therapy creates an environment of acceptance and connection for people with different abilities, while also motivating changes in social, communication, motor, cognitive and emotional skills.


March 14,  2015:  Sheila and Alexina with VAMS at the Canuck Place Easter Seals camp in Squamish this year.  We set up GUITAR, PERCUSSION, and VOCAL stations for the participants to try out adaptive ways of making music.  Participants were teens with progressive life-limiting illnesses and disabilities.  We wanted to let them know that anyone can make music!!

Canuck Place Easter Seals 2015 teen camp


March 2015: MUSIC THERAPY AWARENESS MONTH!! Local Events:

music therapy can help with

Sat, March 7th: A “Night Out” for Music Heals at over 40 BC bars!

Every Friday in March: 50 cents from every Red Truck beer purchased goes to Music Heals

Sun, March 29th: Vancouver Music Therapy March. Sponsored by the Running Room


February 26, 2015: Sheila representing the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund as a judge for the Rock for Dimes event! REDROOM Ultra Bar.

Rock for Dimes Vancouver website: “a corporate battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities.  Amateur musicians compete in this friendly fundraiser for the title of their city’s best corporate band and showcase their talents in front of a roster of Canadian music industry professionals.”

March of Dimes 2015 judges

L-R: Kieran Wilkie from 96.9 Jack FM, Odds drummer Pat Steward, Dave Genn of 54-40, music therapist Sheila Lee

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February 4, 2015: Our after school Music Therapy group at the Richmond Centre for Disability starts again today! Wednesdays from 3:45-5pm at #100-5671 No. 3 Rd (across from Lansdowne station in Richmond).

Snacks and games (3:45-4:15pm), Music Therapy (4:15-5pm)

For more information or to register, please email  Tom@RCDRichmond.org  OR call Tom at 604.232.2404


January 5, 2015: Happy new year to you all and hope you had aHappy-New-Year wonderful Christmas season! 


2014

October 27, 2014: We’re starting up our Autism Music Therapy group very soon! It will be on Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45pm at The Arts Connection in Richmond, BC starting Nov 2014. The average age of the group will be 5-8 yrs old but we will consider children who are slightly out of this age range if suitable. There are still openings for individual music therapy sessions on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please contact us asap to schedule an appointment! Email: sheleemusic@gmail.com


October 24-25, 2014: Our music therapy team attended MTABC’s 7th annual conference this weekend! We experienced two wonderful presentations from the delightful and inspiring Dr. Deforia Lane (well-known US Music Therapist working in medical settings).

Other great presenters included: Dr. Robin Hsiung, Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, UBC; mother-daughter team Janet Ross (physiotherapist specializing in Development Pediatric Physiotherapy) and Kim Ross (music therapist); a panel discussion on collaboration with Michelle Oucharek-Deo, Katherine Wright, Olga Kastioukevich, and Deforia Lane.


September 25, 2014: The strike is over and BC Schools are finally open! That means our new music therapy intern, Jennifer Yamazaki, can finally begin her internship in the Delta Schools! Welcome to the team Jennifer!


September 19, 2014: We are excited to welcome music therapist Amelia Koebel to our team! She will be offering her talents and services at The Arts Connection in Richmond. Please visit our About Us page to learn more about her!


September 13, 2014: The 13th Annual Music Therapy Ride is today and it’s sold out!! This is a motorcycle charity ride that raises huge funds for music therapy projects and services in BC including the Bandwagon. If you see a big group of riders heading up to Whistler today, you’ll know why! Click on the link to see what Sheila had to say about the Bandwagon in her interview with the Surrey Now newspaper:

Surrey Now Bandwagon articleBikers jump on ‘the bandwagon’ for Music Therapy Ride – Surrey Now


September 9, 2014:  Read The Source‘s article on SDC Blue Ribbon Foundation’s After School Connection and Sheila’s music therapy groups.

SDC Blue Ribbon Foundation

The Source – SDC Blue Ribbon Foundation

http://thelasource.com/en/2014/08/25/sdc-blue-ribbon-foundation-spreading-compassion-for-disabled-youth/


August 25, 2014: JOB POSTINGShe.Lee.Music is growing and we’re looking for another MUSIC THERAPIST to join our team! The work will mainly take place in Richmond at The Arts Connection studios with children that have special needs. Work with other populations and locations may be possible. If you are interested or have questions, please email us ASAP for more information.She.Lee.Music - SherSheAud tubes

Email: sheleemusic@gmail.com


August 18, 2014:

Get Crafting music therapy workshop

Picture SymbolsFelt SongsMagnet Boards, and other visual aids can be a wonderful asset to your music therapy work. Come and make your own binder to use with your clients, young and old! Sheila will share how she uses them in her work, and will teach you how to make your own projects.

felt sea animals

Date: Saturday, Sept 6th
Time: 2pm-4:30pm
Address: Richmond, BC, near the Lansdowne Canada Line station
(Please email for the exact address)
Cost: $10-$15 for supplies per person
(Zippered binders, picture symbols, felt, velcro etc. will be purchased in bulk. The cost will go down the more participants there are. A laminator and printer will be available.)
Please register by Sun, Aug. 31st. Bring your own scissors and glue if you have any.
Questions or to register:
Email: sheleemusic@gmail.com

Wednesdays, April 2 – June 18, 2014: 

She.Lee.Music - Aud cymbal

Register now for the Spring term of “Baby’s First Music” classes (age 6 months – 3 years) and “Sing.Dance.Play” classes (ages 2.5 – 5 years)!

These classes take place on Wednesdays at The Arts Connection in Richmond, BC starting April 2nd. Click on our Services page or email us for more information: sheleemusic@gmail.com

To register, please email: info@theartsconnection.org or call 604-241-0141.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014: Explore recreation and therapeutic activities for children and youth with disabilities at the 2014 Leisure Fair. Free! 6-8pm @ Trout Lake Community Centre. 3360 Victoria Dr in Vancouver. Sheila will be there with her MTABC colleagues so come on by if you would like to meet us in person and ask questions about music therapy!


March 19, 2014: Happy Spring Break! We finally finished making a video to showcase our 6-week Bandwagon project. This is just a sneak peek. The extended version will be posted up soon. Great job everyone and thank you once again to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Music Therapy Ride and Music Therapy Association of BC.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WugUQ1WNF8


Sunday, March 30, 2014: 1st National March for Music Therapy. Meet at 12:45pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery – Robson St. You can march, pledge, sponsor, or volunteer. More info:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/march-for-music-therapy-vancouver-2014-tickets-10808545651


March 2014: Happy Music Therapy Awareness Month! We’re excited to join in and support all the awesome events this month! March 1st is A Night Out for Music Heals where bars in BC and AB will be raising funds and creating awareness for music therapy programs in Canada.


February 28, 2014Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Campus has invited Sheila to be a guest speaker at their school. ANTH 3501 Special Topic: Anthropology of Music in Life is a course exploring ways in which people use forms of music to shape or modify their social relations and culture. What a cool course! Sheila’s presentation will focus on Music Therapy and Autism.


February 5 – May 7, 2014: Our after-school group music therapy sessions start up again at the Richmond Centre for Disability.RCD2013 - Jason peace sign

This wonderful “After School Connection” program is organized by the SDC Blue Ribbon Foundation. Sessions take place on Wednesdays from 3:45-5pm at #100-5671 No. 3 Rd (across from Lansdowne station in Richmond).

Snacks and games (3:45-4:15pm)      Music Therapy (4:15-5pm)

For more information or to register, please email  Tom@RCDRichmond.org  OR call Tom at 604.232.2404


January 11, 2014Sheila’s very happy for the invitation to speak to the 3rd year Music Therapy students at Capilano University once again about her work as a Music Therapist in the school system. It’s great to meet the up and coming future MTs!


January 6, 2014: Happy 2014! Back to work and back to school! Early Childhood music classes start this week. Click on our Services page to find out how to register. We’re still looking for that dynamic and awesome Music Therapist to join our team as a subcontractor with the Surrey School District. Please contact us for more information. Email: sheleemusic@gmail.com


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 2013: Merry Christmas from us to you. What a wonderful time to remember to give and celebrate. Have a happy and safe New Years and we’ll see you in…2014!!


November 26, 2013:  Do you love working with youth? We are looking for a dynamic Music Therapist to join our team as a subcontractor! We have an opening for a job with the Surrey School District. Please contact us for more information. Email: sheleemusic@gmail.com


October 26, 2013: MTABC‘s 6th Annual Conference. We’re so lucky in BC to have had our own provincial conferences for the last 6 years.

Look for Sheila at her booth selling her “Singing under the Plum Blossom Tree” songbook — a great resource for music therapists and students working with Chinese seniors. Can’t wait to have Susan, Gemma, Chris, Martin, Louise, and Rob share their wisdom with us so that we can all continue growing as a community.


 

Selfie of Joanne & Sheila at the end of the Bandwagon project

September 23 – November 4 2013: 6 weeks of Bandwagon fun flew by! The Bandwagon is the world’s 1st mobile recording studio designed specifically for Music Therapists. The BASES students at Fraser Heights Secondary were so excited to explore and record THEIR music. Joanne and Sheila worked hard to create a stimulating musical experience while also using it to help support the BASES classroom goals: Building Academic, Social and Employment Skill.  A huge thank you to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Music Therapy Association of British Columbia, Music Therapy Ride Committee, and Music Heals for making this possible.


 

Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Music Therapy

 September 25 – December 11 2013: Hey hey we’re back again at the Richmond Centre for Disability this fall running group music therapy sessions for the SDC Blue Ribbon Foundation “After School Connection.” They take place on Wednesdays from 3:45-5pm at #100-5671 No. 3 Rd. Snacks and games (3:45-4:15pm). Music Therapy (4:15-5pm). For more information or to register, please contact Tom@RCDRichmond.org OR 604.232.2404. Click on the poster  to enlarge. 

September 2013: Our early childhood classes start on Wed, Sept. 4th for kids ages 6 months – 5 years old. Click on our services page to learn more information about the classes and also how to register: www.sheleemusic.com/services/ 


August 2013: Watch Joanne’s video of our teens from the Surrey School District. Here’s a video of friendship, love, joy, and music.


July-August 2013: Excited to be back at PALS Autism School for the 3rd year in a row doing Music Therapy. We even got some tweetage this year @MissSheila


June 23, 2013: Good luck to the Music Heals team running in the Scotiabank 5K run!


June 18-22, 2013: Sheila will be attending the Association for Music & Imagery (AMI) Conference in South Surrey, BC this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and connect with other Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) practitioners. Sheila is proud to announce that she is now a GIM Fellow! Big THANK YOUS to the conference committee for all your hard work and congratulations to the new Fellows!


May 21, 2013: NMT, Certified Neurologic Music Therapist! Sheila completed the NMT training through the Robert F. Unkefer Academy course which was offered in Canada for the very first time!

This is a research-based method certifying Music Therapists to use the elements of music to help clients work on their cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. This includes but is not limited to Parkinson’s, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Huntington’s, and Autism.


April 13, 2013: CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) is offering a camp at the Metrotown Hilton hotel for families in BC that have children with vision loss. Sheila will be there presenting and offering music therapy for families to learn about, enjoy, and experience. We’re honoured to be asked to be a part of their camp this year. www.cnib.ca


April 8, 2013: Leisure Fair 2013. Sheila and her music therapy colleagues will be representing MTABC by sharing how music therapy can benefit families and children with special needs @ the Trout Lake Community Centre in Vancouver.


March 7, 2013: MUSIC THERAPY and ADAPTED MUSIC LESSONS at The Arts Connection in Richmond! We are super excited to be offering not only Early Childhood Music Classes here but also MUSIC THERAPY and ADAPTED MUSIC LESSONS! Adapted music lessons are offered for people with special needs or someone who requires a more customized program to meet their unique learning styles!


February 20 – May 22, 2013: She.Lee.Music is excited to be providing music therapy for the SDC Blue Ribbon Foundation “After School Connection” program. Sheila will be running music therapy sessions for youth with special needs ages 9-15 at the Richmond Centre for Disability. 

SDC ASC Music Therapy S2013The Foundation is run by a group of dedicated teenagers who are determined to enable their voices and actions to enact positive changes. Each participant with special needs will be paired up with a high school buddy during the after-school program. The program runs on Wednesdays from 3:45-5pm starting Feb. 20th. Click here to view the poster in detail or to register, contact Tom at the RCD to register: 604-232-2404 or email tom@rcdrichmond.org


March 2013: Save the date! March is Music Therapy Awareness Month. On Sat, Mar 2nd, $1 from your cover charge at participating local bars in Vancouver and Whistler will go towards providing music therapy to more clients in hospitals, senior’s centres, and other community organizations. Go for “A Night Out” Sat, Mar. 2nd!  A list of participating venues can be found here. Check out Music Heal’s PSA video with Prevail from Swollen Members. A She.Lee.Music photo is in the video too!


January 18, 2013: Hey Capilano University 3rd year students! Sheila has been invited to visit your class to speak about her work as a Music Therapist in the school system. Looking forward to meeting you all.


January 2013: The new year is here! Our Early Childhood Music classes and Music Therapy sessions start the 2nd week of January. The She.Lee.Music train has started moving so get on board so you don’t miss out. Stay tuned for more announcements on our 2013 projects. Happy new year to all!


2012

December 2012: She.Lee.Music would like to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. Keep making music over the holidays and we’ll see you again in 2013!


October 27, 2012: MTABC Conference time! This year’s theme is “Moving the Profession Forward: Advocating for the Future” featuring Dr. Johanne Brodeur, PhD, MTA, conference Keynote and Sunday Workshop Facilitator. 8:30am-4pm @ Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC, Library Bldg Rm 321 and 322. Looks like a packed day… grant writing, fundraising, entrepreneurial thinking, how to publicize your practice and use social media, creating your own website, regulating Music Therapy and more.

Sheila will be there selling her Chinese songbooks once again, “Singing under the Plum Blossom Tree.” Please stop by to say hello, take a look at a book, and have some candy! More conference info: http://www.mtabc.com/page.php?97


September 12, 2012: Sheila’s “Baby’s First Music” early childhood music classes start TODAY! Young children and their caregivers get to have fun and participate in live music making together! Finger plays, knee bouncing songs, instruments, singing, movement, and more! This is a wonderful opportunity to develop musical awareness and ear training skills which help provide a strong foundation for music lessons, early childhood development, and education in the future. Classes take place on Wednesday mornings at The Arts Connection in the Steveston area of Richmond, BC.  You can register anytime from September – June. To register, contact: http://www.theartsconnection.org/contact-us/

Level I (6-14 mos.)
      Wed | 10:50-11:20am
Level II (14-24 mos.)
      Wed | 10:15-10:45am
Level III (2-5 yrs)
      Wed | 9:30-10:10am
Mixed Ages (6 mos-5 yrs)
      Wed | 11:30-12:00pm

September 8, 2012Children’s Organ Transplant Society and Rare Disease Foundation present ‘It’s All About Me’ – Sibling Appreciation Day. This will be running from 10am-2pm inside the Chan Center at BC Children’s Hospital. Sheila will be running the music therapy portion with the participants. The aim of this day is to enhance siblings’ adjustment to living with a family member with a serious illness, reinforce their importance within the family, and provide recognition. 


September 8, 2012The Music Therapy Ride is an annual motorcycle charity ride designed to raise funds for community-based music therapy services in BC. This year riders will be meeting at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino at 9:30am and will be escorted by the VPD’s Motorcycle Drill Team to Harrison Hot Spring’s Lakeside Café. http://musictherapyride.org/


August 13-24, 2012: Orff Level I Teacher Training at VCC, 8:30am – 5:30pm. If you’re looking for Sheila, that’s where she’ll be!


July & August 2012: Joanne and Sheila will be running music therapy sessions for PALS Autism School this summer!


June 2 & 3, 2012: Sheila interviewed for BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend Fundraiser

Tune into Global TV BC this weekend for BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend. You’ll see a short clip of Sheila talking about Music Therapy as well as the amazing and wonderful team of Child Life Specialists that she gets to works with at the hospital. Most importantly, make a donation and help make a miracle happen.

Sat, June 2: 7pm-11pm   &    Sun, June 3: 10:30am-5:30pm

For more information or to make a donation:  http://bcchf.ca/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxhFMRDq_7c


May 12, 2012, 2pm: Sheila will be on stage speaking about Music Therapy at the BC Post-Secondary Music Education Fair held at Tom Lee Music in Downtown Vancouver.


May 4, 2012: “Music Therapy in your schools” inservice will be presented by Joanne and Sheila for the Surrey School District Support Staff Professional Day Workshop.


April 3, 2012: 2012 Leisure Fair, held at Trout Lake Community Centre in Vancouver. Sheila will be there representing MTABC.


March 29, 2012: Special Vancouver screening of Scott Rondeau’s film, The Gift of Music: Stories of Music Therapy, tonight at the VanCity Theatre. Funds raised will go towards the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund in support of music therapy projects in BC. Hope to see you there!


January 29, 2012: Sheila’s on a 7am ferry ….yawn…heading to the Victoria Music Therapy Continuing Education Day….yay!


January 20, 2012: Sheila has been invited to speak to the 3rd year MT students at Cap U about her challenges and successes working as a Music Therapist in the school system.


January 2012: Welcome music therapist Joanne Suen! Joanne will be running music therapy sessions with Sheila in the Surrey School District!


2011

November 21, 2011: Auditioning for Canada Sings! Sheila and her glee club at BC Children’s Hospital are auditioning tonight. Wish us luck.


October 29, 2011: MTABC Conference @ Cap U. Come visit Sheila at her table as she sells her Singing under the Plum Blossom Tree songbook


September 12, 2011: Sheila’s first day working at BC Children’s Hospital as a Music Therapist. So far so awesome!


July & August, 2011: She.Lee.Music provides music therapy for PALS Autism School in Vancouver!


Sat, June 4, 2011:Music Therapy and Kids: 10 Big Ideas for Little People” Symposium. UBC School of Music, 8:30am-4:30pm. http://www.mtabc.com/page.php?86


Thurs, May 5, 2011: Leisure Fair at Thunderbird Community Centre in Vancouver, 6:30-8:30pm. Come visit Sheila and her colleagues at the MTABC booth to find out more about music therapy and your child!


April 16, 2011: Sheila attends the Intern Supervisor Training at Capilano University. Wow, it’s an honour to be asked to be a supervisor!


April 7 – April 9, 2011: Sheila and her MTABC colleagues will be attending the Autism Today Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Come visit our booth if you’ve ever wondered, “What is music therapy and how can it help a person with autism?”


April 2011: We’re now offering Music Therapy sessions in the Burnaby School District!


January 2011: Alright! We are going to be running Music Therapy sessions in the Surrey School District too!


2010

December 2010: Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Years to you all.


Mon, November 22, 2010: Sheila has been invited to present a workshop to early childhood educators in Surrey. “Tuning up the Musician in all of us” will be held on Mon, Nov. 22nd, from 7-9pm. Address: Child Care Options Resource & Referral, 6878 King George Hwy, Surrey BC. 


October 23, 2010: Excited to be attending the Music Therapy Association of BC‘s annual conference! Sheila and Lennie will be leading a presentation and selling their Chinese songbook, “Singing Under the Plum Blossom Tree.”


September, 2010: Back at it! Schools are open and classes start! “Baby’s First Music” classes begin again at The Arts Connection in the beautiful Steveston neighbourhood of Richmond.


 

summer

Have a great summer!

July 2010: It’s been a wonderful winter and spring season of music. Have a wonderful summer everyone!


Sat, June 5, 2010: We’re going on a Dragon Hunt!” presented by Sheila, and other exciting presentations by some amazing presenters will be taking place at the 1st “10 Big Ideas for Little People” Music Therapy symposium, held at the University of British Columbia. Don’t miss out! dragonRegister by clicking on this link.


January 2010: Sheila starts her music therapy sessions in the Delta School District! Early Childhood Music classes start at The Arts Connection in Richmond! This is going to be an exciting year!


2010: She.Lee.Music obtains its business license!