My name is Cheryl-Lee Campbell. Music therapy is my second career. Before switching paths, I was a singer, a singing teacher, and a private web consultant. I still perform professionally on occasion: most recently I was the soprano soloist in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
A few years ago, I started to learn about music therapy. I found what I learned so convincing that I was inspired to completely change course and fulfill a desire to help people (especially babies and children).
I have experience working with paediatric clients with a variety of diagnoses, including Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and genetic disorders. As an intern, I was the first representative of music therapy at a major Toronto hospital, where I worked with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), as well as their parents. I also have experience in long-term care.
I hold a Master of Music Therapy degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, where I was honoured to receive the Harmonize for Speech Master of Music Therapy Award. In addition to classroom work, I completed over 1000 hours in clinical internship. My Major Research Project was titled: Leaving space in the music: Music therapy, children, and speech and language disorders.
I have the MTA (Music Therapist Accredited), and MT-BC (equivalent U.S. accreditation) credentials. I am also a qualified Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT), which means I have additional training from The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. As a member of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, I adhere to their Code of Ethics.