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
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.

Kimberly Arsenault, RP, MTA

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified 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)
Fun Fact: I have the nickname Shutterbug because I love take photos, especially of nature.

April Rose, MTA, NMT

Certified Music Therapist, 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)
Fun Fact: I love cooking and baking and would be happy to do it all day if I could.

Kimiko Suzuki, MTA

Certified 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)
Fun Fact: I am also a certified Zumba instructor.

Josh Lio, RP (Qualifying), MMT, MTA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Certified 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)
Fun Fact: I speak three languages and one of them I learned from watching lots of TV.

Patricia Carandang, MMT, MTA

Certified 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)
Fun Fact: I have a rescue puppy named Mabel and she is my #1 adventure partner.

Olivia Maveal, MTA

Certified Music Therapist

Hometown: TBD
Education: TBD
Practicing Music Therapy Since: TBD
Instruments: TBD
Credentials: TBD
Fun Fact: TBD

Andrea Smith, MTA

Certified Music Therapist

Hometown: TBD
Education: TBD
Practicing Music Therapy Since: TBD
Instruments: TBD
Credentials: TBD
Fun Fact: TBD

Jessica Wiles

Administrative Assistant

Hometown: Orillia, ON
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 completing my teacher training to become a certified yoga instructor.

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.