Jasmine Michel BMT, MTA
Jasmine received her music therapy training at Wilfrid Laurier University, completing a Bachelors of Music Therapy in 2017. At Laurier Jasmine studied her main instrument, the violin, and also had the opportunity to delve into improvisation and critical Disability studies. She moved to the east coast to complete an internship through the Catholic Family Services Bureau of PEI where she served a diverse clientele, including youth and adults labelled with an intellectual disability, individuals living with dementia, early childhood groups, children dealing with grief and anxiety, and adults in an inpatient mental health setting. Following her accreditation, Jasmine worked with children and young adults in Prince Edward Island in educational and community settings with Singing Sands Music Therapy.
Jasmine has over 20 years of experience on the violin, which she uses in her music therapy practice along with guitar, ukulele, voice, and a variety of instruments based on the client’s interest. Jasmine’s music therapy practice is informed by philosophies of empowerment and capacity-building, and through her work she aims to celebrate and affirm neurodiversity and foster an inclusive community. Beyond the music therapy realm, Jasmine performs as a songwriter and improviser, frequently collaborating with other musicians, dancers and theatre artists. She has taught violin and ukulele to children and adults, and frequently leads community groups in song.