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About Music Therapy

Music Therapy is a discipline in which accredited music therapy professionals use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health and well-being.

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, behaviour, cognition and personal independence. Clients shown to benefit from music therapy include:

  • 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)
  • victims of abuse
  • teens at risk
  • individuals seeking personal growth

The Laurier Academy of Music and Arts is pleased to introduce music therapy sessions to the public in a group or individual format. 

Individual 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.

Group therapy sessions may be available dependent on enrolment. 

Contact us directly for dates, times and fees.

Contact Us:

Laurier Academy of Music and Arts

T: 519.578.3640

Laurier location: 190 Lester St., Waterloo

South Kitchener location: 68 Biehn Dr., Kitchener