About Me

Hi there! My name is Christina and I am a proud Metis woman exploring my maternal lineage. Growing up, I struggled with feeling disconnected from my heritage due to my grandmother’s refusal to discuss her culture. Despite this, I have had a rich and adventurous life, living in various communities across British Columbia and spending time in China and New Zealand. Music has always been a passion of mine and I have been making sounds and using melody to communicate for as long as I can remember.

I was raised in Coquitlam, BC and was involved in various extra-curricular activities such as choirs, musical theatre, and figure skating. I attended the Langley Fine Arts School, which sparked my interest in continuing my education in music at the University of British Columbia. During my time there, I became interested in Anthropology and eventually graduated with a degree in the subject. I later worked as a consulting Archaeologist, which gave me the opportunity to work with elders in Indigenous territories and learn about their traumas and resilience. I continued this work in New Zealand, where I also worked with Maori communities and learned about their unique traditions and culture.

In 2014, I decided to make a change in my life and pursued sobriety. Through my recovery journey, I discovered that I had other gifts to share and decided to go back to school. It was my sister, who is a BCABA, who encouraged me to pursue Music Therapy. After graduating from Capilano University with a Bachelor of Music Therapy in 2021, I became a Music Therapist Accredited in Canada and started Tuned In Music Therapy. In May 2023 I completed my certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy.

Currently, I am working with youth and adolescents in psychiatry, kids and adults on the autism spectrum, and seniors in long term care. If you’re interested in learning more about music therapy or how I can work with you and your loved ones, please feel free to contact me at christina@tunedinmt.ca.