About Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the skillful use of music to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Enhancing Lives Across Ages with Music Therapy

Certified music therapy is a versatile form of therapy that can benefit individuals of all ages and backgrounds. From children with developmental disabilities to adults with Alzheimer's disease, music therapy can be tailored to meet the unique needs of any demographic. For children, music therapy can aid in cognitive and social development, helping them improve communication and emotional expression. Adolescents and adults can benefit from music therapy to manage stress, anxiety, and depression, while also enhancing self-esteem and promoting self-discovery. In older adults, music therapy can help stimulate memory and cognitive function, providing a sense of comfort and connection.

We all come with these stories that we think we're so alone in and the music binds us together trying to figure this all out. I don't think we could do it alone.

Lumara Grief & Bereavement Care Society family member


Healing Through Personalized Music Therapy

Certified music therapists are trained professionals with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from a university approved by the Canadian Association for Music Therapists (CAMT) who then complete a 1000-hour supervised clinical internship to use evidence-based techniques to provide effective therapy. Through their expertise, they create personalized music experiences that cater to each individual's unique needs. Music therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety, alleviate depression, and enhance overall well-being.

Music Therapists Apply Various Techniques

This includes listening to music, playing instruments, singing, and songwriting, to engage individuals in meaningful musical experiences that promote emotional well-being and overall quality of life.

Music guides me to go on a journey where I am completely trusting that I have a safe place to share and with this I am able to start healing. Throughout my many years of treatment and counseling music therapy has definitely been the one that has had the most positive impact on my life.

Charlford House patient & music therapy participant

For more information check out the Music Therapy Association of BC