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, Music Therapist
Owner & Director

Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
Education: Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2001
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Flute
Credentials: RP, (Registered Psychotherapist), BMT (Bachelor of Music Therapy), MTA (Certified Music Therapist)

Kimberly Arsenault, RP, MTA

Registered Psychotherapist, Music Therapist
Continuing Education Team Leader

Hometown: Hanwell, New Brunswick
Education: Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University, Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Brunswick
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2012
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano
Credentials: RP, (Registered Psychotherapist), BaPsyc. (Bachelor of Arts – Psychology), BMT (Bachelor of Music Therapy), MTA (Certified Music Therapist)

April Rose, MTA, NMT

Neurologic Music Therapist
Adapted Lessons Team Leader

Hometown: London, Ontario
Education: Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2017
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Viola
Credentials: MTA (Certified Music Therapist), NMT (Neurologic Music Therapist)

Kimiko Suzuki, MTA

Music Therapist
Inclusion & Advocacy Team Leader

Hometown: Stoney Creek, Ontario
Education: Music Performance from York University, Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy from Concordia University
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2017
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Viola
Credentials: MTA (Certified Music Therapist)

Jody Speck, MTA

Music Therapist
Clinical Resources Team Leader

Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario
Education: Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2016
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Ukulele
Credentials: BMT (Bachelor of Music Therapy), MTA (Certified Music Therapist)

Josh Lio, RP (Qualifying), MMT, MTA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Music Therapist
Client Experience Team Leader

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Education: Psychology & Music from University of Toronto, Masters of Music Therapy from Wilfried Laurier University
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2017
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano
Credentials: RP-Qualifying (Registered Psychotherapist-Qualifying), MMT (Masters of Music Therapy), MTA (Certified Music Therapist)

Patricia Carandang, MMT, MTA

Music Therapist
Communications Team Leader

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Education: Bachelor of Science from Guelph University, Masters of Music Therapy from Wilfried Laurier University
Practicing Music Therapy Since: 2019
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Ukulele, Accordion
Credentials: MMT (Masters of Music Therapy), MTA (Certified Music Therapist)

Jessica Wiles

Administrative Assistant

Hometown: Orillia, ON
Part Of Our Team Since: 2020
Why We Love Her: Jessica is very organized and keep things running smoothly at our clinic!

Music is what feelings sound like.
~ Georgia Cates