About Music Therapy
Music Therapy Definition
Music therapy is evidence- and research-based.
Music therapy is a discipline in which credentialed professionals (MTA*)
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 (CAMT, 2016).
Music Therapy Approach
My teaching and performing experience as a pianist has given rise to many questions
about the influence of music on human beings and thus inspired me
to complete a Masters in Music Therapy Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University.
I am currently pursuing my musical passion as a music therapist.
In my clinical practice as a music therapist,
I accept the interdisciplinary nature of music therapy and I identify with
an integrative-eclectic approach using a person-centred model as a therapist,
a music-centred model as a professional pianist,
and a heart-centred model as a representative of the humanistic approach,
which gives me a wide range of musical choices for implementing activities and
allows me to be flexible in selecting methods and techniques for our diverse client population.