BMus (Uvic), BMT (CapU)
Aisling Ryan-Aylward’s love of singing lead her to complete a Bachelor of Music with Comprehensive Classical Voice at the University of Victoria in 2014. Her fascination with psychology paired well with her love of music, which lead her to the field of Music Therapy where she completed an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy at the University of Capilano. Aisling completed her internship under Julie Grannary working with seniors with dementia and a variety of health care challenges.
During her practicum experiences, Aisling worked with seniors at a pyscho-geriatric facility which included various levels of dementia, mental health, and behavioural challenges. Aisling has worked with children with Learning Language Disabilities, as well as with women who have mental health challenges, substance abuse, and trauma. These placements have armed Aisling with a variety of experiences that educate her approach and practice.
Aisling’s passion for wellness and balance has influenced her work to create experiences in which adults and seniors may strengthen their resources, build social connections, and simply enjoy themselves! Her love of theatre and performing lead her to complete her ATCL Associate Diploma in Performing Speech & Drama with Distinction through Trinity College in London in 2008. Aisling’s interest in the unconscious and its relationship to music lead her to begin her GIM Training Level 1 with Liz Moffitt in 2016.
Aisling enjoys being active in her community and will soon be taking over the position of the Vancouver Island Representative for the Ipod Pharmacy Program through Music Heals. She has also just recently developed an introductory suite of Music Wellness classes, under the guidance of VCM’s Head of Music Therapy, Dr. Johanne Brodeur, which are being offered to adults and seniors at the VCM.