BM, MTA, MT-BC
Tiana Dick grew up in Nanaimo, British Columbia and had the privilege of being part of the Wellington Jazz Academy in high school. Although music has always been part of Tiana’s family life, her experience at the jazz program really confirmed the desire to include music in her future career. After high school graduation, in 2015, Tiana was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. In her second year at Berklee, Tiana was introduced to the Music Therapy program and loved it. It was the perfect mix of the helping profession she was looking for, while still being able to share the gift of music.
After completing her education and a year long internship, Tiana graduated with a dual degree in Music Therapy and Performance, and received her board certification in 2021. Berklee provided Tiana with multiple practicum experiences during her education. She had opportunities to work with individuals with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, people with complex mental health and social needs, individuals suffering from PTSD, and alongside medical staff, in the paediatric ICU of Tufts Floating Medical Centre. Tiana’s internship with Connecting in Rhythm (Amy Di Nino, Music Therapist, MTA) brought her to Ontario where she worked primarily with Deafblind individuals at Sensity Deafblind and Sensory Support Network of Canada.
ISLAND ARIA MUSIC THERAPY is located in Nanaimo British Columbia, but welcomes clients from Port Alberni to Ladysmith. Tiana uses clinical musical interventions such as songwriting, lyric analysis, improvisation, musical relaxation, all to promote health and wellness. Her program offers in depth exploration, giving space for the client to discover strategies and enhance their coping skills. She caters to each individual’s musical preferences to allow the client to reach their greatest potential. Tiana is passionate about walking alongside her clients, working to achieve emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well being. She looks forward to helping your family through the use of music therapy.