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

Interior Region Meeting

Guest: Melody Owen, MTA
Date: Wednesday June 10th, 2020
7:30 – 8:30 pm

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect virtually with other music therapists in the interior community. Please help us build our community! MTABC Vice President Melody Owen will be providing updates from MTABC and answering any membership questions.
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Please contact the meeting’s organizer Intereor region rep Kayla Turnbull, MTA for further information at

Conduction® Workshop

This workshop has been postponed. More information coming soon!

Presenter: Joney Poon, MTA
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Youville Residence, 4950 Heather Street, Vancouver

Workshop description:

Joney will be leading us in a method of music improvisation, known as Conduction®. This practice involves a conductor leading an ensemble of instrumentalists using hand symbols and gestures that guide their improvisational choices in order to create a real-time composition. This method not only builds on musical skills but can be adapted in music therapy work settings. For example, being used with with stroke-recovery patients in a therapy setting or group children work. This method has so far proven promising in helping them to recover motor skills, rehabilitate their vocal chords, build social, listening, attention/focusing skills and much more.