Before Kelsi McInnes became a music therapist she first had to discover the profession existed.
It all started when the Manning, AB, native was working in part-time respite care as a university student. Her client was a little girl with spinal muscular atrophy.
McInnes found it incredibly fulfilling to help improve the well-being of another human being. She was also noticing how important the presence of music had become in her life.
“I thought, ‘if only there was a way to combine these two, that would be amazing,’” she says.
So she enrolled at GPRC for a diploma of acoustic music with a major in voice performance. She planned to transfer to a combined music and education bachelor’s degree – a way to use music to impact people’s lives positively.
It was in a GPRC hallway where she heard the casual remark that changed her life.
Read more about Kelsi here.