Our Mandate

The Music Hive is a gathering place for music therapists, musicians, music producers, and members of the general public. We provide access to professional quality music therapy, music making and recording equipment to all walks of life while fostering creativity and innovation. We use music to create a better way of life for the individual and the community.

The Team

Kelly-Anne Vandermeer M.A., MTA

Kelly-Anne is a certified music therapist, a musician, and an ethnomusicologist. She is also a sing-songwriter who plays piano, guitar, accordion, and percussion. Kelly-Anne has performed with Toronto’s Samba Squad at the Beaches Jazz Festival and Muhtadi’s International Drumming Festival as well as with The Midway After Dark at North By North East and Canadian Music Fest. Kelly-Anne specializes in creating meaningful musical experiences to help promote wellness, relaxation, and deeper self-awareness. For the past three years Kelly-Anne has worked exclusively as a certified music therapist (MTA) supporting people undergoing cancer treatment as well as in palliative care. Kelly-Anne’s new work in music therapy focuses on preventing post-partum depression.
Kelly-Anne Vandermeer

David Kunstatter

David is a musician, producer, and engineer. He moved to Montréal from Winnipeg in 2006 and has been an integral member of the Montréal music scene ever since. He studied electroacoustics and composition at Concordia University, where he also ran the recording studio at the award-winning CJLO radio station. He has recorded and produced an enormous amount of material, and as a multi-instrumentalist, has appeared playing the saxophone, drums, guitars, and keys on countless albums. David has designed and taught music and studio workshops as part of government-funded initiatives for at-risk youth. David uses his unique background and music industry network to facilitate the ongoing operation of The Music Hive.
David Kunstatter

Danielle Jakubiak M.A., MTA

Danielle Jakubiak first studied her Bachelors of Music and then went on to study a Masters of Music in Ethnomusicology. Following that, she attended the National Theatre School in Montréal and then worked for several years as a sound engineer and sound designer for local theatre companies and venues. Her fascination with culture, sound environments, music, and people led her to complete her Masters in Music Therapy. During her studies, she began to focus on mental health work, and community music therapy. She took a course at a local Art Hive, La Ruche D’Art, which was highly inspiring. She began a private practice in 2013, and co-founded the Music Hive in 2015. Currently, Danielle lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia, teaching Music Therapy at Acadia University and beginning the development of an Atlantic chapter of the Music Hive.

Board of Directors

Sophie Monpetite

Pour Sophie, tout a commencé en 2006 par un bac en adaptation scolaire et un diplome d’études supérieures en intervention comportementaleaupres de la clientele tsa. Forte de sept ans d’expérience dans l’enseignement spécialisé, Sophie nourrit sa passion de l’apprentissage au contact d’enfants atteints d’un trouble du spectre de l’autisme. Une vocation qu’elle conçoit avant tout par le biais de la musique, dont elle intègre la pratique à ses cours. Car si Sophie a fait le choix de l’enseignement, sa passion réside dans le rock depuis les 13 derniers annees. Elle chante et tient maintenan la guitare-basse au sein de d’une formation shoegaze. Autant dire qu’elle sait à quel point la musique a pu être bénéfique dans sa propre existence!
Kelly-Anne Vandermeer

Claire Morrison

Claire is a multilingual songwriter, performer, and music industry consultant from Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba. In addition to her creative background, she brings to the Music Hive her years of experience in the areas of tour and career management with Empirical Artist Services (The Weakerthans, Paper Lions), as well as in artist administration (The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody), grant-writing, music supervision, and event planning. She is currently completing a degree in philosophy, religious studies, and Arabic language at McGill University.
Kelly-Anne Vandermeer

Tiana Malone MTA, MMus

Tiana Malone, holds a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Montreal, a Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy from Concordia University and is a Certified Music Therapist (MTA). Tiana has specialized training in Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapy, Neurologic Music Therapy and in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She provides music therapy services at the Centre for Arts in Human Development, at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and is a practicum supervisor and part-time faculty member in music therapy at Concordia University. She also conducts the MUHC staff and volunteer choir and is a member of the Cote-Saint-Luc Dramatic Society.
Kelly-Anne Vandermeer