Sarah Boo, BMus, MMT, MTA, MT-BC
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Music Honours in Music Education from Western University, and a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a board certified and credentialed music therapist and a qualifying member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Sarah’s clinical experience includes working with individuals diagnosed with mental health issues, Alzheimer’s/dementia, Parkinson’s and she has worked in hospital, long-term care and community settings. Sarah embraces an eclectic music and psychotherapy approach that is music and client-centered. Sarah believes that music interventions under the provision of a therapist can help people of all abilities and backgrounds to achieve their goals, and to express themselves in another modality. Sarah provides both individual and group music therapy for Notes by Amy clients. Outside of music therapy, Sarah is a flute instructor and an active member in the Reserves with the Canadian Armed Forces as a musician.
Dana Diplock, BMT, MTA
Dana holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a credentialed music therapist who has completed Neurologic Music Therapy training. Dana works with a variety of client populations with a focus on children and adults diagnosed with various developmental disabilities. Dana believes that music has the ability to create meaningful connections between individuals, giving them the freedom to express themselves when words are not accessible. Music can give individuals a leadership role affording them the control and capability to make decisions. Dana is passionate about finding how music can bring out the uniqueness of each individual while working to achieve their individual goals in cognitive, physical, emotional, and psychosocial domains. Dana provides group music therapy for Notes by Amy clients.
Joe Graham, BMT
Len McCarthy, PhD, MTA
Len is an accredited music therapist with a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and also holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from York University, and Masters of Music Education from University of Toronto. He has interned at Toronto’s Baycrest Hospital and Sunnybrook Hospital, and has worked with adults and children in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph area for the past 4 years. His clients have included children and adults with developmental delays, cognitive and/or physical impairments. His therapeutic philosophy is person-centered and strengths-based, rooted in Orff Music Therapy (a synthesis of speech. singing, movement, improvisation and drama). When working with groups, Len favours Community Music Therapy techniques that emphasize cooperation, collaboration and mutual respect.
Len also has extensive experience as a bandleader and performer (keyboard, guitar, ukulele, woodwinds), composer, record producer and teacher (at elementary, secondary and university levels). He offers ukulele, guitar and keyboard workshops to adults and music therapists in the Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario) area, focusing upon popular music techniques and strategies, at Music @ Green Gables, a Kitchener music school cofounded with his wife Jennifer Stacey (an early childhood music specialist). He is also an award-winning songwriter, selected twice by the WFMT (World Federation of Music Therapy) to compose songs for events and conferences.
Candace Rahn, RP, BMus, MTA
Candace holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a credentialed music therapist and Registered Psychotherapist who has worked 19 years with the geriatric population in the Greater Toronto Area (12 of which was treating War Veterans). The last 6 years she turned her interests towards Private Practice in South Western Ontario with a focus on Palliative and Hospice care, as well as Adults with Developmental and Physical Challenges. Over the years, Candace has maintained her love of music by performing on piano and percussion. She has accompanied in various settings and sung in choirs and small groups. Candace enjoys the psychotherapy aspect of her work and maintains her professional practice by engaging in continuing education opportunities. Candace has dedicated her voluntary time and service to the Music Therapy Association of Ontario over several terms of work on the Board. Candace enjoys educating others about music therapy and believes strongly in the evidence based use of music, striving to find new and creative ways to bring it to her clients. Candace offers an eclectic approach to her music psychotherapy services. Candace is the music therapist who provides individual music therapy for the Music and Medicine program overseen by Notes by Amy.
Emily Stegweit, BMT, MTA, MT-BC
Emily holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a board certified and credentialed music therapist. Since graduating in 2016, Emily went on to complete her clinical music therapy internship at Baycrest Health Sciences, where she enjoyed working with older adults in long-term care and hospital settings. Emily has since gone on to work with children and adults with developmental and physical challenges, as well as in community mental-health and dementia care. Emily uses a person-centered approach to practice, which recognizes the unique strengths and needs of each individual. She strives to collaborate with her clients to provide opportunities for growth, empowerment, and healing through music. Emily provides individual music therapy for Notes by Amy.
Konstantin Popovic (Tino), B Mus
Tino graduated from the University of Toronto and has performed as a soloist on 3 different continents. Since 2002, he has been the assistant concertmaster of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. A high octane concert violinist, Tino has vast experience performing at concerts, weddings, receptions, dinners and dance parties and also corporate events. His repertoire includes Top 40, Pop-Rock, Country, Ballads, Standards, Classical, Bollywood and ethnic music. Tino is one of the WSO musicians who work in the Music and Medicine program overseen by Notes by Amy.
Cellist Peter Wiebe, M Music (Performance)
Peter graduated from Western University and joined the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) as a member of its core in 1987. Between 2005 and 2018 he was also the WSO’s assistant/associate conductor, as well as the conductor of the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra and Community Orchestra. He has arranged or composed over 200 pieces for orchestra and chamber ensembles at the WSO. His arrangements have also been played by several symphony orchestras including Cincinnati, Detroit, Winnipeg, and Victoria. Wiebe and his wife Ruth reside in Windsor, and along with their six children are all active musicians. Peter is one of the WSO musicians who work in the Music and Medicine program overseen by Notes by Amy.