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Music Therapy at a Glance

Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music to meet a wide variety of needs for their clients. Within a supportive therapeutic relationship, music can support physical, psychological, and neurological health. Music can motivate us to learn, to express ourselves, and to explore our potential.

As defined by the Canadian Association of Music Therapy (CAMT, September 2020), music therapy is a discipline in which Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains.

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New Grad Orientation

  Wednesday June 5th 2024 – 7:00pm

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CAMT AGM Rescheduled to May 25, 2024

CAMT AGM Rescheduled: Join us on May 25, 2024, for extra prep time and thoughtful voting. More details on [...]

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Tough Conversations – Counselling Skills with Sara Pun, MEd, MMT, CCC, RCC, MTA

Hello MTABC Community! We are just around the corner from our first CE workshop of the year! To register [...]

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