Testimonials

“I have had two opportunities to observe Maryann with our ECU residents. Her music therapy approach is very loving and professional, she is enthusiastic and sincere. The residents are completely engaged while they are with Maryann. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching this interaction and the spark of recognition when Maryann plays a song they are familiar with. Singing along is always encouraged from the participants. It is the highlight of the day for those who are able to participate in Maryann’s weekly music therapy sessions.”

Karen Mouat
Business Administrator, Lady Minto Hospital Foundation

“Maryann has provided our residents with an extremely valuable program where she has excelled in reaching all participants, regardless of cognitive or physical functioning level.  Her gentle approach and excellent interpersonal skills are very much appreciated by myself, the residents, and all other observers of her sessions.”

  Daniel Saliba
Recreation Therapist, Island Health

“As a volunteer with Maryann, I have had the privilege of observing the impact she has on the lives of older adults in residential care. Her compassion, kindness, intuition, and patience is consistent throughout Music Therapy sessions, allowing her to effectively reach all participants in the group. Maryann provides genuine empathy, creating a supportive environment for patients to experience, and express emotions and memories. Everyone leaves Music Therapy with a smile on their face, and looking forward to next week (including me). It has been a pleasure to help Maryann with Music Therapy, and see the difference she makes every day with her patients. I look forward to using the skills I have seen in Maryann in my own Music Therapy practice one day.”

Lizzy Walsh
Music Therapy Student, Capilano University

“Maryann serves her clients with compassion, musicianship and professionalism.  Her work is equally admired by her colleagues and clients.”

Kirsten Davis-Slamet, NMT, MTA
Accredited Music Therapist, Co-Worker

“If patience is a virtue, Maryann must necessarily be elevated among the ranks of our saints. Her approach emphasizes an understanding that Music Therapy is a gradual, progressive, individual process; as a student in psychology and pre-medicine I can attest that the positive change she cultivates in those she works with is highly significant on both physiological and psychological levels. Even in group settings she takes the time to interact with each of her patients to build plans that allow them to participate to their fullest capacity, then expands that capacity at a gentle, natural pace. Her calm, bright, affectionate, playful, and unhurried nature is as soothing as it is effective at producing a healing atmosphere for everyone she works with.”

Alex Hoffman
Music Therapy Volunteer, Island Health