What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is definied in Canada as "a discipline in which Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains."
-Canadian Association of Music Therapists
Who Benefits from
Individuals of all ages and needs can benefit from music therapy. This includes, but is not limited to older adults with a dementia diagnosis, children with disabilities, and adults with mental health challenges. Our certified music therapists always begin with an assessment to determine if and how clients can benefit from music therapy.
What happens in a
Music Therapy session?
Music therapists utilize the therapeutic relationship as well as music-experiences including singing, songwriting, improvisation, and listening interventions to help a client meet their individualized goals. Goals can range from enhancing self-esteem, improving social and communication skills, exploring interpersonal relationships, and much more.
We offer in-person and virtual music therapy services to care partners and individuals throughout Ontario.
Who Facilitates Music Therapy Sessions at MCC?
Certified Music Therapists who have completed a Bachelors or Masters degree in Music Therapy from a CAMT approved University which includes the completion of a 1000-hour supervised internship. Music therapists on our team come with a wide array of experiences and some include additional trainings and designations such as Registered Psychotherapist and Neurologic Music Therapy.