About CMTS

Creative Music Therapy Solutions is now over a decade old!! We have grown from a team of four to a team of fifteen.

Creative Music Therapy Solutions Inc., provides Music Therapists for permanent as well as temporary positions, working with clients in their homes and in established facilities.

Marni Brechin, Dip-Music Therapy, M.T.A.

Marni headshot

Credentials:
Capilano University – Diploma, Music Therapy Program (1988);
Accreditation with Canadian Association of Music Therapy (1991)

Populations you specialize with: Older Adults

Personal History: I was born in Ethiopia. My family returned to Canada permanently in 1973 and I spent my growing up years in Ontario. I attended Bible School in Australia, and met my future husband there. I was heading into a teaching degree, when I heard about Music Therapy and decided to come to BC to take the course. I have lived here ever since. My husband and I have three grown children and one totally beautiful granddaughter. We live in the Fraser Valley on a small acreage.

Professional History: I came to BC in 1986 to pursue my Music Therapy Career. Following graduation from Capilano College (now Capilano University), I began working out in the Fraser Valley. I have worked in many facilities and organizations over the 28 years I have been a Music Therapist. Presently, I do contract work in three facilities and also work part time for Fraser Health Authority in a Day Program for Older Adults. I also teach piano part time.

Work Philosophy: Music Therapy call on me to continuously ‘re-invent the wheel’ as I plan and implement programming for those whom I serve. I never tire of seeing the results of the power of music and sharing in people’s journeys. I also enjoy being part of a team. I find it energizing to work alongside other professionals, to share knowledge and skill sets, so the programs we offer are relevant.

Personal Life Philosophy: My work as an extension of my life and faith. In my work with Older Adults, I try to treat people as I would want them to treat my mother or father.

Favourite Quote: “Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?” J. M. Barrie