Kimiko Suzuki (she/her) is a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) currently located in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia (located on Mi’kma’ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq nation). She received a BFA in Music Performance (Classical Viola specialization) from York University in 2014, a Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy from Concordia University in 2016, MTA Certification from Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) in 2016, and an MA in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy Option) from Concordia University in 2018. She has worked with clients of all ages and abilities to provide individual and group sessions, recreational programming, and community care, in addition to adapted music lessons. She received certificate training from Tina Lackner in 2020 for “Treating Anxiety Using Play-Based Approaches, Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation for Children & Families.”
Kimiko has been a Lecturer at Acadia University for the School of Music’s BMT and CMT programs since 2022. Kimiko’s MA thesis research focused on “Music-Centered Music Therapy Interventions with the Viola.” She has presented at the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) national conferences in 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022. She was a co-founding member of the Equity Advisory Council (EAC) to the CAMT in 2019, and she was Equity and Diversity Chair on the CAMT Board of Directors from 2021-2023.
Kimiko acted as a guest panelist for “Sound, Mind, and Body: The Healing Power of Music”, hosted by the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in 2021. Her chamber group, the Grenadier String Quartet, was the resident string quartet for the Toronto Strings Composition Workshop at the Canadian Music Centre in 2020 and 2021. She has toured Canada with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (2011-2013) and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (2014), and she performed with the Chautauqua Institution Musical Festival Orchestra from 2011-2012.
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