Elle McAndrews MTA, MT-BC
Elle is a native Calgarian who studied classical piano during her undergraduate studies and went on to pursue her Music Therapy degree at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Her studies included counselling, improvisation, music theory, analytical music therapy, psychology, and medical music therapy. Elle has completed her level II training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and has experience facilitating groups in the method. Elle is an accredited music therapist (MTA) in Canada, and a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) in the United States.
Elle is a member of the Music Therapy Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Association of Music Therapy. Advocacy is an important aspect of her career and in the past Elle was the Alberta Representative for the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund from 2014-2016. She became the Calgary representative for Music Heals in 2015, a non-profit organization that raises money for Music Therapy Programs across Canada.
Elle has experience working with children who demonstrate early signs of autism and developmental delay, special needs children in the Calgary public, private and catholic school systems, youth at risk, adults with brain injury, mental illness including depression and anxiety, and geriatric populations who are living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, parkinson and other aged-related illnesses.
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Elle McAndrews is the creator of CORE Music Therapy Inc.