March is Music Therapy Awareness Month!

Celebrate National Music Therapy Awareness Month!

March is a music therapy month across Canada.

Certified MTAs are accredited health care professionals who use music in to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being for people of all ages and needs.

Music therapists provide services to clients in facilities such as long-term care facilities, schools, hospices, group homes, rehabilitation centres and substance abuse centres. In Music Therapy sessions, music that is familiar and meaningful to the client provides the basis for a trusting relationship between the client and therapist, as well as the medium through which individualized treatment goals can be achieved. The therapist may use singing, instrumental activities, movement to music, listening, or improvisation to motivate the client to respond. Above all, the Music Therapist aims to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of the client, developing his or her innate creative potential (adapted from CAMT press release).

There are many ways to celebrate and promote music therapy in your community.

Join A Night Out for Music Heals on Saturday March 5, 2016.

To celebrate Music Therapy Month, the Bar & Nightclub industry are again joining together to raise funds and create awareness for music therapy efforts in Canada. Join A Night Out for Music Heals on Saturday March 5, 2016.

Join the March for Music Therapy Event on Sunday, March 20, 2016.