April 10, 2018, Terrace Standard

Music therapy making an impact. Annette Rolleman is the only accredited music therapist in northern B.C.
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March 24, 2018, Vancouver Sun

Discovering the benefits of music therapy in B.C. hospitals. Doctors at St. Paul’s are incorporating music therapy in to their treatment plans. Lucy Thomas was featured in the Vancouver Sun.
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March 21, 2018, Global BC

Discovering the benefits of music therapy in B.C. hospitals. Doctors at St. Paul’s are incorporating music therapy in to their treatment plans. Lucy Thomas was featured in the Global BC News.

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February 24, 2018, Global BC

Celebrating Music Therapy Month. The team from Music heals tell us all about the incredible healing power of music and how it is being used in therapy sessions.

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December 4, 2017, Vancouver Sun

Adopt-A-School: Burnaby Central’s music therapy program in danger of closing. Don Hardy speaks about the music therapy program at Burnaby Central Secondary School.
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April 20, 2017 – MTR TV Feature Story

Farkle Garage is a motorcycle lifestyle show put together by the folks at Shaw TV in Victoria. They did a feature on the ride in their 2nd segment. It starts at 3 minutes 55 seconds. A nice interview with MT Kirsten Davis in Saanich.

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January 22, 2017, VCH Article

Angie Ji speaks about a patient satisfaction survey that she is currently conducting in the Richmond Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.

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December 18, 2016, Global BC

Carol Widemann talked about Gift Giving and Music Therapy as part of the Gift Giving Month segment along with Chris Brandt and Patrick Zulinov.

October 31, 2016, Global BC

Carol Wiedemann participated in a piece with Global News on Monday about the Bandwagons they are going to give away to music therapy programs across the province of BC.

You can have a good look at the set up of the new bandwagons when they interview the designer, Chris Potter. You will also see a cameo appearance of music therapist Erin Johnston and MT intern Colleen Kehler.

October 7, 2016, The Community Producers, Shaw Cable

Katherine Graff and her client were filmed by Shaw for a story on Music Therapy and Music Heals Canada.

August 15, 2016, Global BC

Laura Hastings joined Patrick Zulinov, Music Therapy Ride co-founder to talk about 15th Music Therapy Ride.

June 7, 2016, CBC British Columbia

Jazz musician, 91, who played with Duke Ellington, now entertains residents at seniors’ home.
Leah Rosling is interviewed by CBC.

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March 23, 2016, the ZONE 91.3 FM

Supriya Crocker talks about Music Therapy Awareness Month.

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March 17, 2016, PHC News

Many people joined Mara Sawchyn and several other music therapists and music therapy students to celebrate music therapy month at St Paul’s Hospital.

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March 15, 2016, Fraser Health the Beat

Megumi Okubo Gill was interviewed and recognized for her work as part of the Music Therapy Awareness Month.

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March 10, 2015, CBC News Vancouver at 6

Great interview with one of Gemma Isaac’s patients featuring Katherine Wright, Gemma Isaac and Chris Brandt (Music Heals).

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January 29, 2015, The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Congratulations to Stephanie Martyn who made the news this week with her expanded music therapy program thanks to added funding from Music Heals. Great article in the local newspaper, letting people know that her program has reduced the use of anti-psychotic medication in the residents she serves.

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January 19, 2015, CBC Radio, On The Coast

Stephen Williams, Capilano University Music Therapy Program Coordinator speaks about “Blue Monday” and music therapy with Gloria Macarenko, CBC Radio host. The segment starts at 2:06:20.

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September 24, 2014 CBC Radio, The Current

Another awesome news story about how music therapy makes a difference. Cheryl Jones, a neurologic music therapist worked with Allison Woyiwada in her recovery

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September 9, 2014 Surrey Now

Sheila Lee is featured in the article for the Music Therapy Ride 2014.

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September 8, 2014 Whistler Question

An article for the Music Therapy Ride 2014.

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September 7, 2014 Vancouver Sun

Kirsten Davis is featured with her client and the Bandwagon2 in Saturday’s Vancouver Sun. It’s an article about one of her clients and as promo for the Music Therapy Ride 2014.

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September 4, 2014 Georgia Straight

The Bandwagon and Music Therapist Carol Wiedemann made it into the Georgia Straight!

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June 21, 2014 The Local Connection

Local Connection investigates how Music Therapy is helping to maintain the physical and mental health of people with special needs. Shaw TV’s Local Connection reporter Jeremy Cowie has done a wonderful piece on Music Therapy in Vancouver. Very well presented Gemma Issac, Katherine Wright, Laura Unger and Taya Cassidy.

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June 3, 2014 Capilano University

The celebration of the accomplishments of the amazing 2014 recipients took place on Tuesday June 3rd in the Sportsplex at Capilano University. Gemma Issac received One to Watch Award.

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May 29, 2014 Globe and Mail

Therapeutic benefits of music being used to treat Alzheimer’s, addiction, and depression.

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February 7, 2014 Delta Optimist

A family member sent a letter to the Delta Optimist after observing Joanne Tait at Delta Hospital.

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January 5, 2014

Music Heals Donates $100,000 to Music Therapy in 2013.

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December 19, 2013

Hedley’s lead singer Jacob Hoggard joined Music Heals at BC Children’s Hospital for the presentation of a cheque to support the hospital’s music therapy program.

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December 17, 2013 Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Congratulations to the latest BC Music Therapy Ride Bandwagon grant recipients!

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September 21, 2013 Vancouver Sun

Music Therapy Ride raises over $65,000.

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September 7, 2013 CBC

“Faces of Palliative Care” documentary featuring Music Therapist Lennie Tan re-aired on CBC.

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August 14, 2013 Vancouver Sun

4000 CDs were donated to VGH Music Therapy Department where Gemma Isaac will be using them in the Burn Unit.

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August 12, 2013 CBC News

Music lover donating 4,000 CDs to hospital – the story of a former music buyer donating his CD collection to VGH Burn Unit through Music Heals.

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August 7, 2013 VCH News

An article featuring the Bandwagon2 Project at George Pearson Centre, with Laura Unger.

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May 8, 2013 Family Health Magazine

Music Therapy Featured in Family Health Magazine.

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Kirkland for his overview article on Music Therapy that appears in the Family Health magazine, Spring 2013. The magazine distributes over 100,000 copies through Safeway Pharmacy in western Canada, as well as hospitals, doctor’s offices and health units.

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April 3, 2013 The Tri-Cities News

The clinical work of Jennyfer Hatch, music therapy student, is featured at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody. Click to hear the video.

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April 2, 2013 Victoria News

Julie Bomhof, MTA, leads the tone chime choir at Kiwanis Pavilion and speaks about her work with seniors with dementia.

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December 13, 2012 Vancouver Courier

An article featuring Chris Brandt, co-founder and Exective Director of Music Heals, is featured in this person-of-interest column.

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December 7, 2012 Vancouver Courier

This Winter Concert features Don Hardy’s MTC Studio’s Inclusion Project at Windermere Secondary School.

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December 3, 2012

Face of Today makes a major donation to music therapy at BC Children’s Hospital to sustain additional hours for the next two years.

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November 4, 2012

A guitar signed by Feist and auctioned at the Music Therapy Ride in September was donated to Katherine Wright at G.F. Strong.

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September 14, 2012 Agassiz-Harrison Observer

This article is a follow-up from the Music Therapy Ride which was held on Saturday, September 8, 2012. This year’s MT Ride sold out for the first time. Susan Summers shared with 175 motorcycle enthusiasts and Music Therapy Ride committee and supporters a story from her work with older adults in residential care, featuring the efficacy of music therapy for improving communication.

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September 10, 2012 Chilliwack News

The Music Therapy Ride that rode to Harrison Hot Springs is featured in this article plus photos of the day.

Read the article and view the photos here: 2012 Music Therapy Ride – Chilliwack News Sept 10, 2012

September 4, 2012 City TV Breakfast Show interview

Patrick Zulinov, co-chair of the Music Therapy Ride, is interviewed about the upcoming fundraiser.

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September 1, 2012 Backyard Philanthropist interview on AM 650

Beverley Pomeroy and Madelaine Hatch’s “The Backyard Philanthropist” is an hour-long show that profiles people and organizations making real change in their communities and on the global stage. This show features the healing power of music and specifically music therapy, in advance of the Music Therapy Ride on September 8.

August 1, 2012 Tri-Cities News

Cristin Bostrom, music therapist, is featured leading the Glee Choir, a program with Mewsic Moves, John Mews’ music therapy practice in the Tri-Cities area.

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June 2 & 3, 2012 Global TV BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend: Child Life and Music Therapy

Sheila Lee, MTA, music therapist at BC Children’s Hospital, is featured in this promotional video along with child life specialists, for the BC Children’s Hospital Miracle weekend.

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June 1, 2012 Vancouver Island CTV

Kim Brame, Victoria music therapist, is featured in this inspiring story of a woman benefitting from music therapy as she recovers from a brain injury. The session is featured in the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Multi-sensory room.

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May 20, 2012 The Province

The journalist talks about the new charity, Music Heals, which is raising funds for music therapy programs in BC.

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April 3, 2012 University of Alberta Faculty of Arts

Joel Kroeker, MMT, MTA, is featured in this article which discusses the cultural considerations that his music in music therapy can bring to clients. The article also interviews a sandplay therapist and a sex therapist. The article concludes by saying:

Kroeker, Gowers and Foster all start from the viewpoint that effective therapy is founded on respect. “To reclaim their lives,” Foster says, “patients should start in an environment of respect. They should feel safe.” While each has a different approach to psychological counselling, each looks deeper than the collection of symptoms and behaviours to treat the whole person.

April 2012 edition of the Citizen (Community Living British Columbia)

John Mews of Mewsic Moves has a feature story/interview in CLBC newsletter that goes out to all families in BC with children, teens and adults with special needs. They showcased their choir program with a photo and a one page feature.

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March 29, 2012 Urban Rush Shaw TV

Carolyn Neapole, MTA, and Scott Rondeau, Hellcreek Entertainment and director of the Gift of Music: Stories of Music Therapy documentary, are interviewed in advance of the MTABC premiere of the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund’s film screening.

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March 7, 2012 Delta Optimist

Joanne Tait’s work with the residents at Mountain View Manor is featured in “Therapy comes with a song”.

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March 4, 2012 Repeat broadcast on CBC radio Tapestry: Sound and Spirit

Mary Hynes interviews music therapists Laurel Young and Erin Boyszon at Toronto’s Music Therapy Centre, as well as Dr. Oliver Sacks, about voice, sound and the therapeutic use of music.

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February 19, 2012 The Globe and Mail Tapping Music’s Power to Heal the Brain

This article highlights the strong interest by the neuroscience community in Toronto and Montreal regarding the healing power of music in the brain. The print copy of the article featured Amy Clements-Cortes, the music therapist at Baycrest’s day program for seniors in Toronto.

Tapping Music’s Power to Heal the Brain

February 14, 2012 – Meaghan Jackson, Jeremie Tucker and Susan Summers are featured in the Burnaby Newsleader and NewWest NewsLeader “Music therapy doesn’t get the respect practitioners say it deserves”

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December 10, 2011 – The sounds of success

Supriya Crocker is featured in North Shore Outlook.
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August 31, 2011 – The Power of Music Therapy

Christian Sjonnesen is featured in the Vernon Morning Star.

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August 3, 2011 – North Shore Outlook

Brooke Angus, music therapist at Lion’s Gate palliative care unit, is featured in Besame Mucho.

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May 15, 2011 Jill Kennedy-Tufts, Capilano University graduate and music therapist in London, Ontario, uses legacy work to create beautiful memories for family.
CBC News: Health

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March 28, 2010 Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC Loud Shirt Day

Beth Clark, MM, RCC, MTA, MT-BC, is featured working with children at the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC as part of a promotion for Loud Shirt Day, a fundraiser for the Centre. The campaign also included Bill Richardson (author) and Cynthia Nugent (illustrator) doing a reading of The Aunts Come Marching (a great, musical picture book) and showed an accompanying multimedia DVD project that Beth had been working on with all of the kids and the centre.

February 25, 2011 Radio interview in Victoria on Village 900, Maxine Fisher was interviewed by Emily Lang on Victoria’s “The Friday Show”.

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Esther Thane and Kerry Burke and other Canadian music therapists are featured in Canadian Health and Lifestyle magazine

October, 2010 North of 49: A Guide to the Rest of your Life

Susan Summers was interviewed in October 2010 on this weekly news magazine television show about how music therapy would be an effective treatment for adults.

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January 6, 2011 The Healing Sound of Music

Peace Arch News
January 6, 2011

Christine Dibble is featured in this article in the Peace Arch News about her work in White Rock. January 6, 2011.

August 13, 2010 Nanaimo News Bulletin – Therapy a marriage of music, medicine

By Rachel Stern – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Published: August 13, 2010 11:00 AM
Updated: August 13, 2010 11:42 AM

At Nanaimo Travellers Lodge, music therapist Maryann Burrows is bringing calmness, happiness and health care through music to residents.

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May 31, 2010 The many benefits of music therapy

Odd Jobs by Diane Peters
May 31, 2010 8:00 a.m.

When we listen to or play music, we relax and express ourselves honestly. Music helps us practice language and hand-eye coordination and it builds confidence.

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February 1, 2010 When Talking is not Enough

Maxine Fisher,
Monday, February 1, 2010

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January 5, 2010 Work in Progress

January 5, 2010 on CBC radio 1 “The Current”
Podcast: Working for a Song
Producer: Roberta Walker, freelance contributor, based in Ottawa
Time: 22:33

In this documentary, Working for a Song, we take a look back at the history of music at work …from the construction of the pyramids to your Ipod in your cubicle. And we find out why music can make work better.

2009: Music for your Mood and Mind

The 2009 issue of Homemaker included an article Music for your Mood and Mind, featuring Michelle Lawrence, MMT, RM-BC, MTA and Johanne Brodeur, PhD, MTA.

The Musical Brain

The Musical Brain with Sting was originally aired on CTV. Currently available for purchase on iTune.

Using the research findings of leading medical experts, including Dr. Daniel Levitin (This is Your Brain on Music), the documentary examines the physical, psychological and emotional responses to music through a variety of tests on children and adults. ‘The Musical Brain’ also features candid interviews with Michael Bubl, Feist, Wyclef Jean and Sting who share what they have learned about the power of music in their lives.

In addition to discussing his passion for music, Sting puts his own musical mind to the test when he enters an fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine to have his brain scanned. Inspired by Dr. Daniel Levitin’s book, Sting undergoes tests to find out how music affects him on a physical and emotional level. Using state-of-the-art technology, ‘The Musical Brain’ demonstrates how Sting responds to various types of music – complex and simple – and what his musical brain reveals about him.

“Music is a gateway to emotion and memory, pleasure and intellectual stimulation throughout our lives,” says writer and director Christina Pochmursky. “‘The Musical Brain’follows Sting on his journey of discovery into his own musical brain, and also explores how music can define each stage of our lives.”

“This riveting documentary sheds light on the human musical experience and how science is teaching us more about it,” says Bob Culbert, Vice-President of CTV Documentaries. “The stories shared by the participating artists will resonate with viewers who understand the power of music in their own lives.”

March 26, 2009 Hilary Lipsett

, BMT, MTA was interviewed by Dr. Rhonda Low on her Your Health section, which aired Thursday, March 26, 2009 on CTV. This four minute clip featured Hilary’s tone chime choir at Pinegrove Place with long term care residents.
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May 12, 2008 Kathryn Nicholson

, MMT, MTA, was featured in an article in the Vancouver Sun entitled “Music is a Powerful Healer.”
Kathryn is a music therapist and bereavement coordinator at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
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December 20, 2008

Vancouver Sun featured an article about music therapy at the Vancouver Oral Centre for Deaf Children, entitled “Helping the Deaf to love Music”.