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How are music therapists changing the lives of people in Canada? What is the latest research and trends? Join music therapist, Adrienne Pringle and business leader, Cathy Thompson as they connect with fascinating guests for conversations about the world of music therapy – from research to thought leadership. Guests share their stories about the impact of music therapy to improve our health and well-being.

Canadian Music Therapy Beyond the Studio

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How are music therapists changing the lives of people in Canada? What is the latest research and trends? Join music therapist, Adrienne Pringle and business leader, Cathy Thompson as they connect with fascinating guests for conversations about the world of music therapy – from research to thought leadership. Guests share their stories about the impact of music therapy to improve our health and well-being.

    The National Music Therapy Institute

    The National Music Therapy Institute

    In this episode, we are speaking with Suzanne Caron about her unique journey in becoming a music therapist and how the National Music Therapy Institute, a not for profit, was established. Suzanne shares details about the unique approach offered by the Institute's pilot projects, along with an invitation to contribute to their dynamic website developed to raise awareness and advocate for music therapy. Finally, she shares her vision for the future of the profession of music therapy.

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    Here is a little more about Suzanne:

    Suzanne Caron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (1974) and a MBA in Finance (1982). During most of her career, she works as a consultant, first in Information Systems, and later in Management and Strategic Planning. During that time, she also raises 4 children, gets involved in the local schools and eventually in municipal politics, first as councillor, later as Mayor. In 2006, after loosing her election for a 2nd mandate as Mayor, she is at turning point, looking for new challenges, wanting to continue to contribute. In 2009, she goes back to school to join the Music Therapy Graduate Certificate Program, at Concordia University. Certified MTA in 2012, she explores how her business experience, network of contacts and new qualifications can be put to work towards the cause of Music Therapy. In 2016, she creates the nonprofit National Music Therapy Institute, obtaining its charitable status in 2018.

    For more information about the National Music Therapy Institute and to contribute to their database:

    English: https://www.inmt.ca/en

    French: https://www.inmt.ca/fr

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555744817432

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-music-therapy-institute/

    Learn more about Beyond the Studio’s services for psychotherapy and music therapy along with supervision.

    Beyond the Studio and the Canadian Music Therapy Podcast were founded by Adrienne Pringle and Cathy Thompson.

    Adrienne is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Music Therapist with over years of clinical experience working as a music therapist in hospital palliative care, and hospice. She currently works in private practice with Beyond the Studio and CHM Therapy, as an educator and supervisor with Concordia and Wilfrid Laurier Universities. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Music Therapy Fund and is a past President of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. Adrienne co-founded Beyond the Studio, Sing it Girls! and The Canadian Music Therapy Podcast with Cathy Thompson in 2013. Adrienne's clinical work is focused in mental health, wellness care, bereavement support, hospice palliative care, chronic illness, and using voice, song and music to support emotional and physical health across the lifespan.

    Contact Adrienne for Supervision

    Cathy is a leader in business development across Canada. She is passionate about helping people discover their own talents and gifts in the areas of personal and professional development. She partnered with Adrienne to establish Beyond the Studio because of the vision of the organization. To nurture a love of music in all clients and students. Music is such a critical part of our world and Beyond the Studio offers a gateway in which people can experience more of it, through therapy and lessons. She has seen first hand the joy and milestones that can be reached through music therapy. I'm excited that we are able to help more people through our psychotherapy services launched in the fall of 2023.

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    • 39 min
    The Impact of Music Therapy in a Pediatric Hospice Care

    The Impact of Music Therapy in a Pediatric Hospice Care

    In this episode, we are speaking with Kristen DiMarco about her journey to becoming a music therapist and her specialization in pediatric hospice work. Kristen also tells us more about her vision for the future of the profession of music therapy in Canada.

    Here is a little more about Kristen:

    Kristen DiMarco, a certified Music Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Arts in Creatives Arts Therapies from Concordia University. Kristen is the music therapist at Emily’s House Children’s Hospice where she supports children and families who are navigating life limiting illness and loss through both the inpatient and home-visiting programs. Kristen has been practicing music therapy for over 8 years, previously working with adults in community, hospital, and long-term care settings. She is on the Board of Directors of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario, holding the role of Government Regulation Chair for three years before recently transitioning to the role of Ethics Chair.

    Learn more about ⁠Beyond the Studio’s⁠ services for psychotherapy and music therapy along with supervision.

    Beyond the Studio and the Canadian Music Therapy Podcast were founded by Adrienne Pringle and Cathy Thompson.

    Adrienne is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Music Therapist with over years of clinical experience working as a music therapist in hospital palliative care, and hospice. She currently works in private practice with Beyond the Studio and CHM Therapy, as an educator and supervisor with Concordia and Wilfrid Laurier Universities. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Music Therapy Fund and is a past President of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. Adrienne co-founded Beyond the Studio, Sing it Girls! and The Canadian Music Therapy Podcast with Cathy Thompson in 2013. Adrienne's clinical work is focused in mental health, wellness care, bereavement support, hospice palliative care, chronic illness, and using voice, song and music to support emotional and physical health across the lifespan.

    ⁠Contact Adrienne for Supervision⁠

    Cathy is a leader in business development across Canada. She is passionate about helping people discover their own talents and gifts in the areas of personal and professional development. She partnered with Adrienne to establish Beyond the Studio because of the vision of the organization. To nurture a love of music in all clients and students. Music is such a critical part of our world and Beyond the Studio offers a gateway in which people can experience more of it, through therapy and lessons. She has seen first hand the joy and milestones that can be reached through music therapy. I'm excited that we are able to help more people through our psychotherapy services launched in the fall of 2023.

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    • 27 min
    Research into Digital Well-Being and Support for Informal Caregivers

    Research into Digital Well-Being and Support for Informal Caregivers

    In this episode, we are speaking with Annabelle Brault who shares with us about her journey to becoming a music therapist along with why she has chosen to focus her published research around clinical work with informal caregivers. Annabelle also tells us more about why she has chosen to study digital well being as part of her doctoral work.

    Here is a little more about Annabelle:

    Annabelle Brault, MA, MTA is a resource-oriented music therapist, musician, researcher and educator. She is an artist member of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance at Concordia University, and the French content editor for the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy. She provides music therapy services in-person and online in various community organisations and institutions in the greater Montreal area as well as professional music therapy supervision at the National Institute of Music Therapy. She is a PhD Candidate at Concordia University investigating the potential of musicking for exploring digital well-being issues in post-secondary students. Other research interests include the use of music technology as a creative medium to instill social change, as well as resource-oriented approaches in clinical and educational contexts. Annabelle teaches both in-person and online learning in the Creative Arts Therapies department at Concordia University, and most recently in the Department of Music Research at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.

    Learn more about ⁠Beyond the Studio’s⁠ services for psychotherapy and music therapy along with supervision.

    Beyond the Studio and the Canadian Music Therapy Podcast were founded by Adrienne Pringle and Cathy Thompson.

    Adrienne is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Music Therapist with over years of clinical experience working as a music therapist in hospital palliative care, and hospice. She currently works in private practice with Beyond the Studio and CHM Therapy, as an educator and supervisor with Concordia and Wilfrid Laurier Universities. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Music Therapy Fund and is a past President of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. Adrienne co-founded Beyond the Studio, Sing it Girls! and The Canadian Music Therapy Podcast with Cathy Thompson in 2013. Adrienne's clinical work is focused in mental health, wellness care, bereavement support, hospice palliative care, chronic illness, and using voice, song and music to support emotional and physical health across the lifespan.

    ⁠Contact Adrienne for Supervision⁠

    Cathy is a leader in business development across Canada. She is passionate about helping people discover their own talents and gifts in the areas of personal and professional development. She partnered with Adrienne to establish Beyond the Studio because of the vision of the organization. To nurture a love of music in all clients and students. Music is such a critical part of our world and Beyond the Studio offers a gateway in which people can experience more of it, through therapy and lessons. She has seen first hand the joy and milestones that can be reached through music therapy. I'm excited that we are able to help more people through our psychotherapy services launched in the fall of 2023.

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    • 25 min
    Education & Community: Jump Start the Next Part of your Career

    Education & Community: Jump Start the Next Part of your Career

    In this episode, we are speaking with Steffi Friyia, Vice President of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario. She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto Master’s in Music and Health Sciences program and she will tell us about her academic experience and research. We wrap things up by discussion Steffi’s volunteer experiences and why this is important for the next generation of music therapists.

    The Music Therapy Association of Ontario (MTAO)
    Conference is
    February 24th, 2024: https://musictherapyontario.com/events/2024-mtao-conference-and-agm/

    Here is a little more about Steffi:

    Steffi is a recent MA graduate of the Music and Health Sciences program at the University of Toronto. With a decade of experience as a certified music therapist, Steffi has embarked on a new venture by founding "Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Ontario," where her focus is specifically on working with stroke patients in the next chapter of her career. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Steffi remains actively involved in academia. Until the end of June 2024, she dedicates her expertise to assisting current PhD students with their research projects. These projects explore the impact of music on individuals dealing with stroke, autism, depression, and suicide. Notably, Steffi has also been hired as a casual research assistant for the Centre of Depression and Suicide Studies at St. Michael's Hospital. Currently, Steffi leads the Toronto-Area Music Therapists group. Concurrently, she serves as the Vice-President of the MTAO Board of Directors, contributing to the advancement and governance of the field. Steffi's commitment to the intersection of music and health continues to shape both her professional journey and the broader landscape of music therapy.


    Learn more about ⁠Beyond the Studio’s⁠ services for psychotherapy and music therapy along with supervision.

    Beyond the Studio and the Canadian Music Therapy Podcast were founded by Adrienne Pringle and Cathy Thompson.

    Adrienne is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Music Therapist with over years of clinical experience working as a music therapist in hospital palliative care, and hospice. She currently works in private practice with Beyond the Studio and CHM Therapy, as an educator and supervisor with Concordia and Wilfrid Laurier Universities. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Music Therapy Fund and is a past President of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. Adrienne co-founded Beyond the Studio, Sing it Girls! and The Canadian Music Therapy Podcast with Cathy Thompson in 2013. Adrienne's clinical work is focused in mental health, wellness care, bereavement support, hospice palliative care, chronic illness, and using voice, song and music to support emotional and physical health across the lifespan.

    ⁠Contact Adrienne for Supervision⁠

    Cathy is a leader in business development across Canada. She is passionate about helping people discover their own talents and gifts in the areas of personal and professional development. She partnered with Adrienne to establish Beyond the Studio because of the vision of the organization. To nurture a love of music in all clients and students. Music is such a critical part of our world and Beyond the Studio offers a gateway in which people can experience more of it, through therapy and lessons. She has seen first hand the joy and milestones that can be reached through music therapy. I'm excited that we are able to help more people through our psychotherapy services launched in the fall of 2023.

    Author of: The Dandelion: Secrets to Growing Your Successful Business from the Ground Up

    ⁠Buy Now!

    • 20 min
    A Decade with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists: Learnings from the Inside

    A Decade with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists: Learnings from the Inside

    In this episode, we are speaking with Pam Lansbergen with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. Pam will share more about her decade-long journey with the CAMT along with some of the key initiatives she’s been involved with. Pam also tells us about her biggest learning moment and her thoughts on the future of music therapy in Canada.

    Here is a little more about Pam:

    Pam has been working for CAMT since 2013 with a focus on delivery of member services, volunteer management, event management, and systems development. When not at work, Pam enjoys spending time with her husband, cats and dog. She is an avid trail runner and serves as a Race Co-director for Phoenix Trail Races in London, Ontario.

    Learn more about ⁠Beyond the Studio’s⁠ services for psychotherapy and music therapy along with supervision.

    Beyond the Studio and the Canadian Music Therapy Podcast were founded by Adrienne Pringle and Cathy Thompson.

    Adrienne is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Music Therapist with over years of clinical experience working as a music therapist in hospital palliative care, and hospice. She currently works in private practice with Beyond the Studio and CHM Therapy, as an educator and supervisor with Concordia and Wilfrid Laurier Universities. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Music Therapy Fund and is a past President of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. Adrienne co-founded Beyond the Studio, Sing it Girls! and The Canadian Music Therapy Podcast with Cathy Thompson in 2013. Adrienne's clinical work is focused in mental health, wellness care, bereavement support, hospice palliative care, chronic illness, and using voice, song and music to support emotional and physical health across the lifespan.

    ⁠Contact Adrienne for Supervision⁠

    Cathy is a leader in business development across Canada. She is passionate about helping people discover their own talents and gifts in the areas of personal and professional development. She partnered with Adrienne to establish Beyond the Studio because of the vision of the organization. To nurture a love of music in all clients and students. Music is such a critical part of our world and Beyond the Studio offers a gateway in which people can experience more of it, through therapy and lessons. She has seen first hand the joy and milestones that can be reached through music therapy. I'm excited that we are able to help more people through our psychotherapy services launched in the fall of 2023.

    Author of: The Dandelion: Secrets to Growing Your Successful Business from the Ground Up

    ⁠Buy Now!

    • 21 min
    The Global Reach of Music Therapy Research

    The Global Reach of Music Therapy Research

    In this episode, we welcome Dr. SarahRose Black back on the podcast from Toronto, Ontario.

    SarahRose shares more about the reach and importance of music therapy research. With the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy now being open access, she explains how it helps bring music therapy research to an international level and to allied health professionals.

    A little more about Dr. SarahRose Black:

    Dr. SarahRose Black is a certified music therapist and registered psychotherapist, specializing in palliative care and psychosocial oncology at both the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Kensington Hospice in Toronto. She is also the outgoing editor of the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy. In addition, she promotes music and health with Pulse Music Media.

    Link to Canadian Journal of Music Therapy:

    https://cjmt-rcm.musictherapy.ca/index.php/cjmt-rcm/issue/view/4

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

jamerston ,

I learned so much

The episode with Erin gross was amazing and I’m so glad people like her work in our healthcare.

Rhoshe ,

Student Music Therapist

I saw your presentation at CAMT on Sunday. I was totally inspired by "Sing it Girls". Just finished listening to the first two podcasts. Your show has infinite value for my learning as a future music therapist. Thank you! Going to listen to #3 now!

Today's podcast with Sandy was incredibly inspiring for a music therapy student/entrepreneur like me. I love how she places connection as a top priority in her businesses. I was very inspired by how she turned her deep pain into a fierce fearlessness to face life. I look forward to part 2!

Gfjchipman ,

Thank You

I have always enjoyed music and its power and am curious to know more about how it may be used to help people. I look forward to listening to more of the series. Thank you and best wishes.

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