Detailed descriptions of the workshops

MTABC offers workshops that will build your professional resources, musically and academically. Attending these workshops will enable you to refresh, expand and explore your professional skills as well as make connections with other music therapists. We are continuously looking for ideas and suggestions for future professional development workshops and potential presenters.

These workshops are a complimentary member service available to all MTABC members. Non-MTABC members are welcome to attend at a cost of $35/workshop. CE certificates will be given upon completion of the workshop. Where possible, these workshops will be recorded and uploaded to the “Recorded workshop” area within a month.

MTABC introduced several different professionals from various backgrounds who offered us invaluable resources this past year. All of our workshops were well attended by our members and often we were at full capacity.

Our CE workshops in the Lower Mainland will help develop skills to support the growth of music therapy in BC.

Please check our website for upcoming CE workshops or if you have ideas for a workshop topic or presenters, please contact the CE workshop chair at:

If you are looking for past CE workshops and recorded workshops, please click here (membership required).

Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at an MTABC workshop!

Lorri Johnson, MTA
CE Chairperson
For further details of these events, please check the Events calendar

Drumming Workshop

Presenter: Alexandra Jai
Sunday, November 25, 2018
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Drum Mama Studio 2038 West 43rd Ave, Vancouver

Workshop description:

This Workshop will specifically cater to the needs of our Music Therapy community. We will learn some world rhythms, simple techniques for using the drums, and have an opportunity to take some time for our own self care.

There are limited spaces. To sign up for this workshop please register here.

Presenter’s Bio

Alexandra has a gift for spreading her love of the drum. She is a life-long rhythm student, recording artist, and performer with over two decades of experience playing percussion and drum kit for numerous local Latin, African, rock, funk, klezmer, and alternative bands.

After studying and performing dance for 12 years, Alexandra became a percussionist and dance accompanist for many of the finest dance studios in Vancouver, including 10 years of accompanying dance classes at Vancouver’s Arts Umbrella. In 2004, she founded Drum Mama Studios to focus on her true passion – sharing the magic of hand drumming and yoga with others.

Alexandra has a gift for nurturing the joy, connection, and serenity inherent in hand drumming and movement. She built a beautiful studio on Vancouver’s West Side specifically designed for hand drumming and yoga where participants come to release tension, increase energy, and gain the many health benefits of a drumming practice. She also facilitates rhythm circles for corporate and private functions and enjoys helping communities unite in the spirit of the drum!