Maryann Burrows graduated from Capilano University in North Vancouver, B.C. with a Bachelor of Music Therapy in 2005, and is accredited through the Canadian Association for Music Therapists (CAMT Accreditation #0446). During her senior years she was the recipient of the Jim Campbell Music Therapy Award for excellence in practicum training.
Maryann currently provides music therapy to Island Health residential hospitals, and clients in the community. Specializing in dementia, end of life care and conditions of aging, Maryann’s extensive experience has included work at over thirteen seniors facilities throughout southern Vancouver Island. Maryann has facilitated Suzuki Tone Chime choirs, inter-generational programs, family caregiver support groups, supervision of many volunteers & students, and worked closely within interdisciplinary teams in the health care setting. Her clinical practice has also included palliative care experiences at Victoria Hospice Society.
In addition to her work with clients, Maryann served as Co-President for the Music Therapy Association of British Columbia from 2015-2017 and is a current member; is a member of the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation. She has given a variety of in-services and lectures on the subject of music therapy, most recently presenting to students of the Canadian Mennonite University Bachelor of Music Therapy program. Maryann is currently working towards a post graduate specialization in the Guided Imagery & Music method of music psychotherapy (Level 2/3D Statement of Completion, Association for Music & Imagery).