Meet Our Team

Music Therapy Services of Simcoe County boasts the largest and most experienced team of music therapist in Simcoe County. Our therapists are all experienced musicians and clinicians, and are registered with all relevant colleges and associations.



Heidi Flynn, RP, MTA

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Music Therapist
Owner & Director

Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
Education: Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2001
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Flute
Credentials: RP, (Registered Psychotherapist), BMT (Bachelor of Music Therapy), MTA (Certified Music Therapist)
Fun Fact: I was a competitive figure skater and competed at Nationals in 1997 with my Synchro Team.

Jenny Diouf Lewis, MTA, NMT-F

Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow

Hometown: Schoelcher, Martinique (France)
Education: Bachelor of Music and Musicology from Francois Rabelais University in Tours France, University Diploma of Music Therapy from Paul Valery Montpellier III in Montpellier France, PhD of Music Therapy from Ewha Womans University in Seoul South Korea
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2013
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Flute, Organ
Credentials: MTA (Certified Music Therapist), NMT-F (Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow)
Fun Fact: I have a twin and I am fluent in English, French and Korean.

Florence Lam, MTA

Certified Music Therapist

Hometown: Hong Kong, China
Education: Bachelor of Music, Major in Music Therapy Piano from the University of the Pacific in Stockton California USA 
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2023
Instruments: Classical Piano, Voice, Guitar, Harp & Jazz Piano
Credentials: MTA (Certified Music Therapist)
Fun Fact: I grew up on a small island but I can’t swim.

Vern Oliver, MTA

Certified Music Therapist

Hometown: Mount Pearl, Newfoundland
Education: Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Certificate in Contemplative End of Life Care from Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, Ontario
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2024
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Ukulele
Credentials: MTA (Certified Music Therapist)
Fun Fact: I am autistic and ADHD; a proud member of the disability community.

Yiqing Xiang, RP-Qualifying, MTA, NMT, DBT

Registered Psychotherapist-Qualifying, Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapist

Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Education: Bachelor of Art, Piano Performance from Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou China, Master of Music Therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia USA
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2021
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice & Ukulele
Credentials: RP-Qualifying (Registered Psychotherapist-Qualifying), MTA (Certified Music Therapist), NMT (Neurologic Music Therapist), DBT in Music Therapy from Spiegel Academy
Fun Fact: I want to live in Hawaii one day and I am fluent in English and Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese).

Jessica Wiles

Administrative & Client Care Manager

Hometown: Orillia, Ontario
Part Of Our Team Since: 2020
Why We Love Her: Jessica brings a fresh perspective to the operations of our company. She is driven to improve our communication and organization. Jessica is also passionate about minimizing our environmental footprint!
Fun Fact: I am a certified yoga instructor.

Elaine Curtis

Client Care Specialist

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Part Of Our Team Since: 2023
Why We Love Her: Elaine is the mother hen of our team. She shares her positivity and warmth with the team and all our clients.
Fun Fact: I’d love to retire and live in the Bahamas.

Shakey

MTSSC Official Mascott

Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
Part Of Our Team Since: 2023
Instruments: Shakers
Why We Love Them: Shakey brings smiles and joy to our staff and clients. We always have a lot of fun when Shakey is around.
Fun Fact: I love shaking my shakers and having fun with our MTSSC clients.

Music is what feelings sound like.
~ Georgia Cates

Our Story

At Music Therapy Services of Simcoe County, we appreciate that medical conditions or diagnoses do not define our clients, but are merely one characteristic that contributes to who they are.

Our Approach

At Music Therapy Services of Simcoe County, we appreciate that medical conditions or diagnoses do not define our clients, but are merely one characteristic that contributes to who they are.

Our Services

We provide services to clients of all ages and with a variety of developmental, neurologic, and emotional needs or diagnoses. We offer a variety of group and individual services.