Background, Qualifications, Focus

About Shiri Music Therapy

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 nejama ferstman shiri music therapy victoria bc

Nejama Ferstman graduated with a degree in Music Therapy in 2009 from Capilano University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Trained and experienced with all ages from neo-natal to end of life,  Nejama specializes in post-stroke rehabilitation & aphasia, Dementia care, chronic pain management, mental health challenges as well as social cognitive learning challenges.

Nejama uses meaningful musical interactions which engage the participant while supporting his cognitive and affective growth. Skilled at adapting musical repertoire and activities to suit the needs and tastes of her clients, Nejama serves her clients with warmth and caring.

Sessions take place at her studio in Victoria, BC,  or she can come to you.


Psychology, Human Sciences:
  • Camosun College, Victoria BC
  • Capilano University, N. Van BC
Music Studies
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music
  • Capilano University
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy, Capilano University ’09

Professional Experience


Shalom Daycare Centre
Victoria, BC – Current
Music Education, ages 1 – 5 yrs.


SHIRI Music Therapy
Victoria BC, – Current
Private practice, all ages, perinatal through end of life


Music Teacher
Adapted lessons for all ages



Congregation Emanu-el Hebrew School
Victoria BC, 2010-2015
Cultural Activities Coordinator: Music, stories and dance, ages 4-12


Christ Church Cathedral Junior Kindergarten
Victoria BC
Music Teacher, ages 3-5


Creative Music Therapy Solutions
Surrey BC
Contract Music Therapist ages 2 – 102


Queen’s Park Care Centre
New Westminster, BC
Interning Music Therapist with adults in Multi-level care including rehabilitation, Hospice, and medical sub-acute.


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Populations Served

  • Adults and Golden Agers at home, in convalescence,  day programs,  in long-term residential care
  • Palliative care, all ages
  • Children and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
  • Perinatal and paediatrics in hospital
  • Music students of all ages
  • Daycare centre and pre-school students