Andrea Cave-De Vries
BMT, MTA, CB-MT
Andrea Cave-De Vries has always enjoyed interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds. Her interest in psychology, wellness, and music led her to pursue training in the field of music therapy. Andrea studied at Camosun College before transferring to Capilano University where she completed an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy degree in September 2013. During practicum placements, Andrea worked with patients with cancer, geriatrics with dementia, and children with various special needs. Her internship at the VCM, under Dr. Johanne Brodeur, included work on-site and within the community.
Andrea continues to provide supportive music therapy for children with autism, developmental, physical, and learning disabilities. In addition, she continues some work with adults and seniors in community care facilities. Andrea believe’s in the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach for a child’s growth, learning, development, and overall care. Since the summer of 2014, Andrea has facilitated the VCM’s music therapy summer camps and collaborated with speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical literacy instructors.
Andrea also has many years of experience teaching early childhood music classes in community daycares and preschools. She enjoys teaching young children music while guiding them to express, explore, imagine, and play with others. Currently, Andrea teaches a Families Making Music class at the VCM. Andrea uses a variety of instruments in her work including voice, violin, guitar, piano, ukulele, percussion, and technology based instruments