Langley Music Centre
Experience the music
Crossroads Collective is pleased to offer music lessons for children and adults. We also specialize in music therapy for those in need.
Private one-on-one instruction
- Our private instructors provide a supportive environment for children, youth and adults to enjoy improving their playing ability with a program that is tailored to each student’s goals.
- For those seeking a different approach, a contemporary curriculum is also available. This includes the basics of reading music with the option to learn chording, ear training, and improvisation.
- Private lessons are usually taken once per week for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. They are available for booking Monday through Saturday.
- Students must have a keyboard or a piano at home to practice on.
- We also have a high participation rate in our Year-End Recital. Although this is optional, it is a great opportunity for our students to showcase their skill and build their confidence.
At our Langley Counselling Centre, we offer music therapy in one-on-one private sessions as well as group sessions. We work with your family to determine what type of music therapy will work best for you and your loved ones. These programs are available to both children and adults.
FEEL THE MUSIC IN YOUR SOUL
Music therapy at Crossroads Collective promotes emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. Participants engage in a range of musical experiences, allowing them to express themselves that transcends words.
CLINICAL AND EVIDENCE BASED
Music therapists are able to engage in therapeutic conversations with children using music as a tool. It allows children to build meaningful connections while working on coping skills. We offer group sessions as well as one-on-one music therapy.
MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAMS WE OFFER:
6 – 8 years
Musical storytelling: Kids create sounds and sing along to musical stories such as Bear Hunt. We use percussion instruments to help tell the story.
Puppet plays using iMovie: Kids choose a story or write an original story and then create all the props and backdrops to film a story in iMovie. They narrate their own stories and have their puppets act out each part.
Picture books: Kids create their own picture books during the sessions. We sketch things out, make a storyboard and then start to assemble pages into my computer.
Middle Schoolers and above
Creative Writing: Based on the interest of the child/teen, we cover the different types of writing.
Songwriting: Kids make up their own songs using Garageband and record their voices.
Music Parodies: Making videos of song parodies that they write and act out.
PSA’s: Kids write PSA’s about subjects they are passionate about.
Youtube: Kids set up their own Youtube Channels. (with parent’s permission and we film little videos and upload)
Blogging: Kids love to learn how to blog. We set up their own blog with parent’s permission.
Music Exploration: Singing and playing instruments together.
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Meet The Team
DEMOGRAPHIC: Toddlers, Children, Youth, Young Adults
Specialties: Coming Soon!
Liana Savard, B.Mus, M.Mus, ARCT
Liana’s love for music has paved a path from childhood to a rewarding career in which she is able to share her love for music as a choral director, music educator, and performer.
Upon graduating with a Bachelors of Music degree in Jazz Studies in the Education Stream from North Vancouver’s Capilano College in 2000, she went on to obtain her Masters of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta in 2002, and followed by certifying with an ARCT in Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2004.
She notably founded and directed the University of Alberta vocal jazz ensemble: Happnin’ and taught Aural Skills in the Music Department at the University of Alberta (2000-2005).
Since 2005, Liana is the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Orpheus Male Voice Choir, teaches Aural Skills classes, and provides piano and voice lessons for the Langley Community Music School. Most recently, Liana is thrilled to bring her expertise to Crossroads Collective as a music supervisor and instructor. She is keen to learn and grow with them on their exciting endeavors.
DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth
SPECIALTIES: Autism, ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Assessments, Social Skills, Social groups
Aimee Murdoch, BMT
It’s my core belief that every child has a right to feel and express their emotions without judgement or repercussions. In a moment where a child may find it difficult to communicate, music therapy helps create a space that allows music to be the voice.
I started my musical career at the age of 4 years old and utilized piano as a strong coping mechanism in my childhood. It was early on that I discovered the importance of using music as a form of expression.
I completed an intense five-year degree receiving my Bachelor’s in Music Therapy, which then continued with a 1000 hour internship to develop my skills. I am in the process of taking my board exam in the next few months that will finalize my training and make me a certified music therapist.
I have put in over 1500 clinical hours in multiple different populations including geriatrics, psychiatric, children, and immigrant mothers and their children. I am particularly passionate about working with children and aim to provide a compassionate, empathetic, and fun approach.
DEMOGRAPHIC: Toddlers, Children, Youth, Young Adults
SPECIALTIES: ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, ODD, Behavioural Issues, Social Skill Support, Developmental
Micaela Pirritano, MTA
Music can be a powerful and accessible medium to work on various developmental and communicative goals while also building trust, confidence, and independence. I am an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA) who believes that every individual should have the opportunity to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Realizing the therapeutic value of music in my own life is what led me to pursue and complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy at Capilano University. Music Therapists are trained extensively in both talk therapy as well as creative arts therapy.
Prior to starting my Private Practice and joining Crossroads Collective, I had recently completed a 1000-hour internship at BC Children’s Hospital, where I helped patients cope during their hospitalizations. I also worked for 9 years with children and youth in a variety of roles, including private music instruction, accessibility support work, group music exploration, private tutoring, and childcare. Although I primarily work with children and youth, Music Therapy is an approach that can work for anyone at any age.
I have experience and specialize in the following areas using Music Therapy:
- Adaptive therapeutic music lessons
- Communication support
- Childhood development
- Foster Care
- Learning/Intellectual Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Anxiety, Depression, and other mood disorders
- Eating disorders
- Accessibility support
- Past or recent trauma/abuse
- LGBTQ2S+ health, gender identity
- Personal development
- Neurological disorders & neurorehabilitation
Types of Therapy:
- Culturally Sensitive & Inclusive
- Expressive Arts
- Neurodiversity-Affirmative Practice
- Vocational (project-based)
I am passionate about my work and am always happy to answer questions families or individuals might have about how Music Therapy can help support someone’s needs. I make assessments and track goals with all of my clients as a way of documenting just how uniquely Music Therapy works. I look forward to being an ally in the development and well-being of my clients. To find out more about my approach to Music Therapy, you are welcome to explore my personal website at www.intandemcare.ca.