Mentorship

Meet some members of our mentorship program below.
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Jennifer Lin

Jennifer Lin is a flute/piano teacher in the Hamilton/Burlington area. As a recent graduate from McMaster University, she has earned her Honours B.Mus with a specialization in Music Cognition as well as a Music Performance diploma in flute.
Some of her interests include: working with young children and elderly, mental health, and music education. Jennifer aspires to be a music therapist and in 2019 gained acceptance into Concordia University's Graduate Diploma: Music Therapy program!

Cordell Lewis

Cordell Lewis is a recent graduate of McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Music Cognition. A classically trained pianist through the Royal Conservatory of Music, he will be pursuing a Master's degree in Music Therapy in the near future.

Stephanie An

Stephanie An is a classically trained clarinetist currently enrolled in her fourth year at McMaster University for Honours Music with a Minor in Mental Health and Drug Addiction. Throughout her undergrad career, Stephanie has been part of both McMaster Concert Band as well as McMaster Music Cognition society. Stephanie has also been a guest musician for An Instrument For Every Child, demonstrating the clarinet.
Outside of practicing her instruments, Stephanie enjoys spending her time researching the awareness of mental health within the musician community. As an aspiring music therapist, Stephanie hopes to further her mental health studies and how music can improve one’s well being.

 

Maddy Heys

My name is Maddy Heys, and I am a voice major in the Music Cognition specialization program at McMaster University. I plan on applying to music therapy programs for the 2020/2021 year. It is my dream to become a music therapist ever since I learned about it in grade 12. I have always had an affinity to music, and I knew that I wanted to help people in my future career. When I learned about music therapy, I was instantly drawn to it and knew that this was what I was going to pursue. I have had some snapshot exposure to music therapy over the past few years, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to get to participate in a mentorship program through the OMTA with music therapist Kristen Anderson at a long term care home. As I write this, I have only been there for one day, but I know that this is the right path for me. I am very excited to learn everything I can, and have an amazing next several months volunteering through the OMTA before I go off to school to become an accredited music therapist myself.

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