Music Therapy

Course

What is music therapy?

The Canadian Association of Music Therapy defines music therapy as a discipline in which credentialed professionals (MTA*) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being.

“Music therapy is the use of sounds and music within an evolving relationship between client/patient and therapist to support and develop physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual well-being” (Bunt, 2003).

 

Who could benefit from music therapy?

ANYONE!  

Music therapy at the Beckett School at Laurier is available for individuals with:

Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders

Hearing impairments

Visual impairments

Emotional traumas

Mental health challenges

Communication disorders

Physical challenges

Neurocognitive disorders (Dementia, Parkinson’s, and Traumatic Brain Injury)

Music therapy services are also available for:

Victims of abuse

Teens at risk

Individuals seeking personal growth

Music therapy can be used to meet client-specific goals and improve skills in areas such as language-specific goals in verbal communication, social skill development, sensory issues, perceptual and motor skills, behavior, cognition, and personal independence. 

Therapeutic Music Education

Everyone has the ability to learn and experience music, but a traditional lesson structure or format may not work for every person desiring music education. The potential for therapeutic music education arises from the overlapping space between the fields of music therapy and music education and provides each individual the opportunity for music study using a lesson format adapted to the specific needs of the individual. 

 

 

Term Description: 

Group Music Therapy available on request. 

Date: 
30 November 2017 - 9:15am
Cost: 
Fees and Schedule available on request.
Location: 
Beckett School at Laurier
190 Lester Street, WLU Campus
Waterloo
Phone: (519) 578-3640

Instructors

Namesort ascending
Rebekah Jordan Miller, Piano Instructor and Music Therapist Rebekah Jordan-Miller, Music Therapist
Piano - 9 weeks of 30 mins. ($273) 45 mins. ($410) 60 mins. ($546)
Anne Lukaszewicz, Music Therapist & Voice Instructor Anne Lukaszewicz, Music Therapist
Fees and Schedule available on request.