Visioning Our Future
by Fleur Hughes (MMT, MTA, MT-BC) & Sheila Killoran (MA, MTA, FAMI) MTAA Regulation Representatives As many of us know, Music Therapy is...
The mission of the MTAA is to promote excellence in music therapy practice, education, and development, to further public awareness of music therapy in Alberta, and to serve as an organizational agency for its members.
The MTAA represents certified music therapists at the provincial level. Provincial chapters must operate in accordance with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (the CAMT) code of ethics and standards of practice, and all active voting members of these chapters must be members in good standing of the CAMT.
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Elaine earned her Master of Music Therapy degree from Wilfrid Laurier
University in Ontario and currently runs a solo private practice in Calgary. Through a humanistic and music-centred approach, she believes in developing a meaningful therapeutic relationship to maximize a person’s potential for change and growth.
Cheryl completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy degree at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. She currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta, and works primarily with older adults in long term care. She believes in the power of using music to foster strong therapeutic relationships and meaningful change; both intrapersonal and interpersonal.
Jean Hinton is a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) based in her hometown of Lethbridge. She holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Vocal Performance from King’s University in Edmonton. She is the owner of Coulee Roots Music Therapy and is a facilitator for the Sing It Girls program in Lethbridge.
Continuing Education & Professional Development Director
Jessamy is a graduate of Capilano University’s Music Therapy program with a background in Child & Youth Care and Music through MacEwan University. They are continually awed by the way music therapy facilitates growth and connection, and endlessly curious about music's interactions with the brain. When not providing music therapy to a variety of folks, Jessamy can often be found in a harmony, a board game, or a cozy conversation, delighted to call Edmonton home under the wide prairie skies.
Fleur completed her Music Therapy Master’s degree at the University of West England in 2015. She has worked a variety of populations and settings including education, long-term care and mental health organizations. Her therapeutic approach is person-centred and rooted in a humanistic perspective. Fleur is working towards a PHD in Music, focusing on improvisation, mental health and well-being. As an advocate for the profession she has been involved in FACT-AB who is advocating for regulation of counselling therapies in Alberta and received the 2020 Advocacy Award from the CAMT.
Lisa is a graduate from Capilano University in North Vancouver. She is a skilled and gifted musician as well as therapist working predominately with a strength-based approach. When not practicing Music Therapy Lisa can be found performing with the likes of Jocelyn Alice and Jann Arden.