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Music Therapy

Serving adults, kids, and communities Ontario-wide.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a broad, scientifically proven practice that uses music to address people's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs. It’s led by certified music therapists who employ musical elements such as rhythm, melody, and harmony to help patients achieve their therapeutic goals. We offer sessions for:

Individuals

Toddlers, primary school, teens, adults, and seniors.

Groups

Care partnerships in long-term care, schools, hospices, and more.

Virtual

Individual or group sessions through Zoom.

Powered by Certified Music Therapists

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Miya Adout

Founder & Director of MCC,

Music Therapist

All our certified music therapists have earned Bachelor's or Master's degrees in Music Therapy from CAMT-approved universities, which entail the completion of a 1000-hour supervised internship.

Our team of music therapists brings a diverse range of experiences, with some members holding additional certifications and designations, such as Registered Psychotherapist and Neurologic Music Therapy.

We Offer Music Therapy in:

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Senior Living Homes

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Disability Services

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Hospitals

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Hospice & Bereavement

Four women stand with and support each other with their hands on the shoulders of one of the woman who is wearing a green t-shirt. They're all looking down in the same direction.

Community-Based &
Social Service Centers

A young man is working on a project on his table. He has a pencil in hand. He is getting direction from an older woman who is across from him examining his work.

Mental Health
Organizations

One women and 5 kids. One kid is wearing a hijab and playing a blue ukelele. The woman in the middle of the photo has a tambourine in her hand. The kid in fornt of her plays the drums. Another kid on the right of the photo has an orange shaker in their hand. The kid on the far right plays a recorder.

Education
Settings

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Our Approach to Music Therapy

Music therapists harness the power of the therapeutic relationship and engaging music experiences, such as singing, songwriting, improvisation, and listening interventions, to empower clients in achieving their unique goals. These objectives span a wide spectrum, encompassing the enhancement of self-esteem, refinement of social and communication skills, exploration of interpersonal relationships, and much more.

Music therapy's benefits are accessible to individuals of all ages and diverse needs, including but not limited to:

  • Older adults living with a dementia diagnosis

  • Children with disabilities

  • Adults navigating mental health challenges

Our certified music therapists always commence with a thorough assessment to determine the suitability and potential benefits of music therapy for each client.

Benefits of Music Therapy

  • Stress Reduction: Music has a soothing effect and lowers stress hormones, helping individuals manage stress and anxiety.
     

  • Emotional Release: Music provides a non-verbal outlet for processing and expressing emotions.
     

  • Cognitive Enhancement: Listening to music can boost memory, attention, and problem-solving abilities, particularly for those with neurological issues.
     

  • Pain Management: Music eases pain and discomfort during medical procedures and rehabilitation.
     

  • Improved Communication: Music therapy encourages social interaction and better communication, fostering stronger relationships and social skills.

An elderly man is looking directly at the camera with two connected hand drums in his lap during a music therapy session.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Rebecca P.

"I was looking for a music therapist to come to our home to support our residents. I found out about MIYA on google and from other co-workers. Connecting with Miya was easy and professional. I was so excited when we got match with Jack. He is professional and all of our residents enjoy his company. Thank you so much for supporting our residents!"

Bring Music Therapy to the Communities You Serve

Connecting with a certified music therapist is essential when embarking on your music therapy journey. MIYA Creative Care is dedicated to supporting you on your road to wellness through music. Connect with us today to learn more about the therapeutic advantages of music.

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