Music Therapy

We are thrilled to be one of the few music schools in Mississauga to offer Music Therapy sessions with a wonderful, trained music therapist. Individual sessions are available for clients of all ages to meet your unique needs. We can’t wait to see your child, or you, thrive!

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based practice that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs in individuals or groups. Trained music therapists use music-based interventions to help improve well-being, manage stress, promote self-expression, enhance communication, and support various aspects of physical and mental health. It can be applied in clinical, educational, and community settings to achieve therapeutic goals.

Common diagnoses and populations who can benefit from music therapy:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Mental health conditions 
  • Anxiety
  • Physical disabilities 
  • Intellectual/developmental disabilities (Down syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Language and Speech Disorders, and others) 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia 
  • Individuals seeking stress relief and relaxation

Common goals and outcomes achieved with music therapy:

  1. Emotional Expression and Regulation:
    • Goal: To help clients express and manage their emotions. 
    • Outcome: Improved emotional awareness, regulation, and coping skills. 
  2. Communication and Social Interaction:
    • Goal: Improve communication skills and increase social interaction. 
    • Outcome: Improved verbal and non-verbal communication, social skills, and relationship-building. 
  3. Cognitive Functioning:
    • Goal: Stimulate cognitive processes, such as memory, attention, and problem-solving. 
    • Outcome: Enhanced cognitive abilities and mental acuity. 
  4. Academic and Educational Goals: 
    • Goal: Support academic learning and developmental skills in children. 
    • Outcome: Improved academic performance, cognitive development, and social skills in educational settings. 

Four types of interventions/techniques in music therapy: 

Lyric analysis Adapting pre-composed music Call and response Musical storytelling 
Music-assisted relaxation SingingFree form musical improvisation Lyric writing 
Music listening and discussion Instrument playing Reflective sharing Songwriting prompts  
Narrative music listening Vocal/instrumental improvisations Collaborative songwriting 
Music and memory 

Individual Sessions – Age 4 and up

In our individual music therapy sessions your child, teen or even YOU will experience unique personalized attention from our nurturing music therapist.

With the flexibility to explore a variety of personalized techniques like song writing, singing, instrument playing (such as percussion, drums, piano, ukulele, guitar) musical storytelling, music listening, music-assisted relaxation (to name just a few), your music therapist can design the best plan that puts you, or your child’s, needs at the forefront, improving well-being, physical and mental health that truly give us the power to become better humans.

Annual enrolment fee applies upon booking for sessions September through June.

Sessions are subscription style with equalized monthly fees debited on the 1st of each month.

Sessions are available on a weekly basis only.

Sessions are ongoing throughout the entire year.

Happiness Guarantee: If you are not satisfied after the first 4 sessions, any additional fees for future sessions will be cancelled or refunded.

Notice of withdrawal must be made 30 days prior to the 1st of the upcoming month for withdrawals September through June. Cancellation fee of one month of sessions will apply for termination of sessions without the proper notification.

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