Music Therapists at SAM

Lisa Mullaly

Lisa is an Accredited Music Therapist and Behaviour Interventionist with an eclectic approach to her practice. Her extensive background in Applied Behaviour Analysis informs her skill-building programming, while her music therapy training offers humanistic techniques for self-expression, emotional regulation, creativity and spontaneity. These two approaches come together in an integrated session.

Lisa’s passion for evidenced-based practice took her to Colorado State University where she completed her course work and is currently writing her thesis towards a Master’s in Neurological Music Therapy. She is up-to-date on new and exciting research, attends conferences and workshops regularly, and can’t wait to share new techniques with her clients. Her sessions are individually tailored to the client and their unique needs, using music as a tool for development in social, language, communication, and emotional and physical goals. She believes therapy takes place in and outside of the clinic and works hard to ensure all of her clients can progress towards participation in the regular programs at SAM, including group class instruction, private lessons, musical theatre, and recitals, ensuring a connection to their community through music.

Kristine Miles

Kristine Miles began flute studies at a very young age & has continued a life-long love for making music & sharing this passion. She played with the Vancouver Youth Symphony as a teen, & then went on to complete a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at McGill University. Following flute masterclass studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Kristine then pursued a Bachelor of Music Therapy, & has facilitated special music programs (for preschoolers to seniors) over the past several years. While her flute pedagogy is firmly rooted in a classical approach to technique & sound production, Kristine enjoys playing & teaching a wide variety of musical styles. Kristine lives in the beautiful Upper Squamish Valley with her husband & daughter where she grows vegetables & occasionally rides her horse.


Tyrone Barnes:

Tyrone Barnes has been playing guitar for seventeen years and has training on piano, voice, mandolin, percussion, flute, didgeridoo, and other various instruments including audio recording and electronic music. Having traveled in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, he regularly brings songs, genres, and instruments from around the world into music therapy sessions. Graduating from Capilano University's Bachelor of Music Therapy Program in the Fall of 2016, Tyrone has also completed graduate studies in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (Level 1).

Tyrone’s clinical experience includes working with incarcerated youth with the Ministry of Child & Family Development, working in treatment and recovery of addiction with Vancouver Coastal Health, working with children diagnosed with ADHD and other behavioural challenges with the Vancouver School Board, working in geriatrics with Fraser Health, and working with youth and adults diagnosed with ASD with Arcus Community Resources.

"Where there are people, there is music!"