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, Isabel Lavender 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!

Isabel Lavender, MTA
CE Chairperson
For further details of these events, please check the Events calendar

Music Therapy and Technology Workshop

Presenter: Don Hardy
Sunday, October1, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Capilano University, Arbutus Building, Room 304

Workshop description:

This workshop will teach you a few ways to incorporate technology into your music therapy tool kit. Hosted by Don Hardy, he will focus on the apps: Garage Band, Logic, Band in a Box, UnReal Book (a Set List tool), and IRealBook (a handy transposition device). We will also leave some time at the end for YOU (the attendees) to share any apps or programs you use regularly!! So bring an iPad, laptop, or go retro with a notebook and come learn about some programs that will enrich your practice.

Presenter’s Bio

Don HardyDon Hardy is a music educator, composer, performer and a Music Therapist for whom music is the raison d’etre.

He is an experienced clinician with Music Therapist Accredited (MTA) status with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT). Don is also a member of the Music Therapy Association of British Columbia (MTABC). He combines his music therapy work with music education, and continues to have a busy jazz performance schedule in the Vancouver music scene, both as a soloist and accompanist.

He pioneered the use of digital music in the 1990s in his Music Therapy work as the project leader and Music Therapist for the innovative Supercussion project at George Pearson Centre. Since that time, he has also incorporated digital film into his work.

His continues to perform with own quartet, Guilty Pleasures, and has worked major festivals in Canada, including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the West Vancouver Jazz Waves series. He brings this musical experience to his music education and music therapy practices. Technology brings the possibility of music creation to a wider audience, and when combined with clinical expertise, the power to positively impact those it reaches.

There is limited space available. To ensure a spot in this workshop, email: