Dr. Johanne Brodeur , Ph.D, MTA, holds a Doctorate in Health Science, Music, and Music Therapy and is an accredited music therapist in Canada. She is the Head of the VCM Music Therapy Department and also the Head of the Children’s Music Department. Dr. Brodeur has been a clinician specializing in paediatric music therapy for over 35 years and is the recipient of the two most prestigious Canadian music therapy awards: the Franni Award and the Norma Sharpe Award.
Kim Brame joined the VCM faculty in 2010. Kim brings to the VCM 25 years of work experience with infants to teens in Great Britain and in Canada. She graduated from Capilano University in North Vancouver with a Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT) in 2001, and gained accreditation with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy in 2004. She developed her music therapy private practice in Vancouver between 2001 and 2010, including children and young adults with developmental delay and anxiety disorder. In addition, Kim works with adults with a mental illness. Kim has also worked five consecutive years as a (…)
Graylen is a graduate of the Applied Music Advanced Diploma Program at Mohawk College, and Bachelor of Music Therapy and Master of Music Therapy programs at Wilfrid Laurier University. Graylen has extensive clinical experience in paediatric settings, as well as in adolescent mental health, and long-term care residences. He is passionate about using a variety of instruments in his work including the cello, guitar, french horn, and electronic musical instruments. While maintaining a family and client-centered approach, Graylen believes the purposeful use of music helps empower clients to focus on their strengths and help establish and execute aspirations – leading to an improved quality of life.
Noa Kay holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, with specializations in Community Music and Psychology. Her passion for music began with singing at a young age, exploring a wide variety of musical genres including classical voice, musical theatre, jazz, pop, and music from around the World. Noa has clinical experience in pediatrics, rehabilitation, long-term care, mental health and special education. Using a client and family centered approach, she is passionate about collaborating with clients to harness individual strengths in order to achieve goals. Noa believes musical interactions can foster connections within clients, their families, and communities.
Johanna Kroetsch completed a Bachelor of Music Therapy from the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. MB. After working in Winnipeg for a year with newcomers to Canada and children in early childhood, she joined the VCM in Fall 2020. Working primarily with children and teenagers, Johanna uses music to help individuals achieve developmental milestones, as well as provide opportunities for emotional expression and social connection.
Lynette Lai completed her Bachelor of Music majoring in flute at the University of Victoria in 2014, before pursuing her Bachelor of Music Therapy at Capilano University a few years later. Lynette always had a passion for music, but found that music performance lacked the human connection she was looking for. With music therapy, she is able to help others using the medium she loves. Lynette believes in using a humanistic approach in her work, as she values and respect each individual as their own unique person. She uses music to facilitate moments of connection, meaning, and healing. During her […]
An Accredited Music Therapist since 1997, Marie Slade specializes in working with the elderly and adults in residential care facilities. She has developed music therapy programs for many of the hospitals and residential care facilities in Greater Victoria. On the Sunshine Coast she provided a home based palliative music therapy program, and worked with adults with dementia, and developmental disabilities. She participated in the Neurologic Music Therapy Institute in Pasedena, CA. (…)
Allan Slade joined the VCM faculty in 2002 after 6 years of practicing music therapy on the Sunshine Coast. He received his Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree and a Diploma in Commercial Music from Capilano University. He has worked extensively with adults, youth and children with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and mental illness. With a passion for innovative technology, he uses Soundbeam and other adaptive electronic musical equipment to help his clients reach their full potential. He also works with the elderly in Complex Care and Independent Living facilities in the Victoria area. He is a past board member for (…)