What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain and restore mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
What does Music Therapy do for us?
Music Therapy aims to
- promote health and wellness
- enhance quality of life
- promote recognition of music as a personal healing resource
Can Music Therapy help me?
Music Therapy addresses many needs,
- Chronic Health Challenges
- Stress Management
- Physical or Developmental Challenges
- Palliative Care
- Trauma or Abuse Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Expansion of Creativity and
To book a session, please contact Mary
Who is a Music Therapist?
A music therapist is an accomplished musician who has received professional training in the field of music therapy and who has experience in the use of music as a therapeutic agent. As a musician, a music therapist uses the elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony and form within a variety of musical experiences. As a therapist, a music therapist recognizes the effects of music on human behavior and is able to interpret, encourage and guide the client throughout the therapeutic process.
What can I expect from a session?
Music therapy sessions are structured to reflect and meet
the needs of the client. Sessions may include:
- moving to music
- instrument playing (structured or improvised)
- voice work
- listening to music
- guided imagery (Bonny Method)
– In my home studio: $85 per hour or portion thereof
– In the client’s home: $100 per hour or portion thereof.
Confidentiality is assured.
I love people, care about humanity, and have a long history with music. Over all my years as a therapist, I have gained many skills and also continue to have a deep wondering about the human condition, leading to an ongoing stream of curiosity, questioning, and learning. To our session, I bring the wisdom of many years of life, and an abiding sense of compassion. Every person is treated with respect. The session format is created and sculpted for each individual according to their objectives, needs and wishes, and my intuitive understanding of what may be called-for. From working/playing with children with developmental or emotional challenges, to making home visits to elders who are in a dying process or are living with dementia, the field of MT can be a rich open book full of possibilities.
“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”