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JB Music Therapy is a consulting company of Accredited Music Therapists (MTAs) and a recognized internship site for music therapy students from around the world.  All therapists are members of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists.

Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA, President is the founder of JB Music Therapy. A highly regarded expert and trail-blazer in her field, Jennifer started her business at the age of 21….now over 25 years later she is an invited presenter and keynote speaker at national conferences spanning many areas including: healthcare, education, leadership, and small business development. She is an author and has recently completed her Executive MBA.
IMGL4125 Shannon Robinson, BMT, MTA, Vice – President loves children….and adults…and seniors… really everyone.  She believes that music demonstrates this love and can be a catalyst for wellness and growth.  Shannon aims to engage a team that is as passionate about this message as she is. As the Vice President of Music Therapy at JBMT Shannon’s primary aim is to enhance client satisfaction by ensuring strong client-therapist relationships. 
IMGL4155 Ursula Reimer, Executive Assistant,  brings her talent of working with other entrepreneurs, helping them stay organized and looking good. JBMT is fortunate to have her as part of the team.  When you call our office, order product or register for an upcoming program Ursula will will ensure you get the right information. As the Executive Assistant Ursula supports the Management Team by helping with anything that needs help being done.
IMGL4079 Tammy Kozlowski, BMT, Accounts Manager, began with JB Music Therapy in September 1998. Tammy graduated from the University of Regina and completed her music therapy training in the United States. With her nine years experience in the mental health field Tammy has deepened JB Music Therapy parameters. Tammy is the Accounts Manager of JB Music Therapy. She ensures that all the bills are paid and that all questions are answered in a timely fashion.
IMGL4161 Kate Ager, BMT, MTA received her Bachelors of Music Therapy from Acadia University in Nova Scotia.  She began as an intern and continues to enjoy working as a part of the JB Team.  Music has been a part of Kate’s life from a young age and her bright spirit sparks connections with the clients she serves.  This spark is shared with the entire JBMT team during each meeting, not to mention the public when she sings to local crowds.
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Laurie Callao, BA, MTA, Short Term Program Director has completed the graduate certificate music therapy program at Concordia University. Laurie is thrilled and grateful to be a part of the JBMT team. She is dedicated to influence others through the healing power of music. Laurie’s gift to create an environment of freedom using music creates a warm, nurturing environment for all ages and abilities.

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Elaine Cheung, MMT, MTA earned her Master of Music Therapy degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and completed her internship in Toronto.  Through a person-centred approach, she believes in developing a meaningful therapeutic relationship to maximize a person’s potential for change and growth.  Elaine is excited to connect with and inspire those that JBMT serves in the Calgary community.

 

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Sam Harber, MMT, MTA is a graduate of the Masters of Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier. She uses the therapeutic applications of both improvised and pre-written music to reach many diverse client populations. Samantha especially enjoys working with children and adults with extra support needs, and is dedicated to providing opportunities for clients to engage in creative expression, communication, and meaningful moments in music. 
Lisa Jacobs, BMT, MTA is a graduate from Capilano University in North Vancouver. She is a skilled and gifted musician as well as therapist working predominately with a strength-based approach.  
pic2 Carrie Kerr, BMT, MTA graduated with a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Capilano University. Her major instrument is the clarinet and she has performed both nationally and internationally. She works with a diverse range of populations. In addition to her work as a music therapist, Carrie has extensive experience working with children who have experienced extreme abuse, neglect and/or trauma. Carrie is passionate about providing positive musical experiences to all of her clients.
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Jane Kinzer B Ed, MTA completed her music therapy training at Capilano University (when it was still a college). Coupled with her music and education degree from the University of Calgary she has spent over two decades working in both fields (education and therapy) enjoying the common ground between the two professions. Jane plays a variety of instruments and is thrilled to be a part of the JB team supporting fellow Albertans.

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Kaylyn Legare, Music Therapist – Kaylyn’s passion for music began at the age of five and has continued throughout her life, gaining her a bachelors degree at McGill University for classical violin performance, as well as completing a certificate in music therapy at Acadia university. Kaylyn is excited to complete her internship at JB Music Therapy, working alongside professionals to cultivate and explore the healing powers of music.

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Daniel Moran, DMus, MTA, is a music therapy graduate from Concordia University, where he is currently completing work towards his Master’s of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies. A mindfulness meditation practitioner, Dan’s work is rooted in bringing a sense of awareness to the present moment and sharing the miracle of music with every one. Dan is returning to Calgary after 20 years and is delighted to be a new member of the JBMT team.

Lisa Nagtegaal, MTA, Primary Internship Supervisor & Volunteer and Student Communications Manager is passionate about the profession of music therapy. She has learned that connections and relationships built by music can be a catalyst for tremendous change and growth. Lisa graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a bachelors degree in psychology, and completed her music therapy training at Arizona State University. 

Kate Pereversoff, BMT, MTA graduated with a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University. Kate is a classically trained violinist, who also plays a mean fiddle tune. After completing her internship in Toronto, she is excited to be in Calgary sharing the joy of music. 

Carrie Somerville, BMT, MTA grew up surrounded by music, whether it was bagpipes, Beatles, or singing in the car on long road trips. She is thrilled to have a career where music is a part of her life each day. She believes that music, creativity, and connection are essential parts of the human experience. Carrie plays guitar and has a background in percussion and song writing. Carrie graduated from Capilano University in North Vancouver with a Bachelors of Music Therapy and is so excited to be back in her home province of Alberta

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Sarah Van Peteghen BMT, MTA is honoured to be a senior staff member and extreme accordionist.  A native Albertan, and a graduate from Acadia, Sarah contracts with JB Music Therapy and is a part time employee at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Sarah supports her many clients through times of trauma and joyful recovery. When not providing music therapy or performing, Sarah can be found swimming with the masters club, puttering in her garden and cooking with dairy and gluten.

 

Aliya Visscher, Music Therapy Intern and music have always been an associated pair, which led her to study jazz and popular music in piano and voice at Grant Macewan University. She then went on to the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Capilano University and has just begun her internship with JB Music Therapy. Aliya is very excited to learn from the talented therapists at JB Music Therapy and cannot wait to make meaningful connections through musical experiences.

IMGL4172 Max Wood, BMT, MTA is from Wolfville Nova Scotia where he studied Music Therapy at Acadia University.  Music has brought a sense of calm and balance to Max’s life and is something he brings to his practice.  His variety of musical interests reflects his ability to recognize potential in the variety of people he works with. 
Screen Shot 2016-08-27 at 4.30.08 PM  Rebecca Woodruff, MT-BC, MTA graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science in Music Therapy. She completed her internship at Hartvigson School in Salt Lake City Utah working with children with special needs. Though her principle instrument is the harp, she has completed extensive training on the piano as well. Rebecca greatly enjoys working with those with disabilities but is excited to gain more experience with diverse populations served by JB Music Therapy.