15 episodes

Welcome to the Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. Here your voice is more than a melody! We aim to plant seeds and shed light on the growing field of clinical music therapy. Join us in meaningful conversations about being a music therapist in todays society.

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Welcome to the Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. Here your voice is more than a melody! We aim to plant seeds and shed light on the growing field of clinical music therapy. Join us in meaningful conversations about being a music therapist in todays society.

    15. "What would I do if I wasn't afraid?" ft. Jay Fillion

    15. "What would I do if I wasn't afraid?" ft. Jay Fillion

    "If you're already a music therapist you do have the skills to get the best out of the client and make the project happen"

    In this week’s episode of Able Voice Podcast we are joined by Jay Fillion to talk a little bit about the world of music technology. Jay shared a bit of his musical journey from how he has always engaged with music and songwriting, to his work within corrections, to how he is connecting with music tech and recording since retiring.

    Jay Fillion has recently retired after a varied 28+ year career in the criminal justice field, primarily as a counsellor and program facilitator. During his career, a highlight was helping to start a music program with the incarcerated women at Grand Valley Institution for Women. Since then, Jay has been exploring the world of recording, producing, and living life with the saying, “what would I do if I wasn’t afraid?”

    We hope this episode provides you with some tools and insights to support your own journeys, and helps encourage you to set aside some of your hesitations and jump right in!

    What would you do if you weren't afraid? We want to hear from you so join the conversation and let us know!

    Please consider leaving us a review and rating us on Apple Podcast and don’t forget to subscribe to your preferred podcast app to stay up to date on new releases!

    Your voice is more than a melody. Join us in planting seeds in a growing field.



    Show links:

    http://www.basementworldstudio.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/basementworldstudio

    “Who moved my cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

    @Kimberlydawnmusic



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    • 45 min
    14. "How To Start A Private Practice" (Mini Panel) ft. Miya Adout, Mackenzie Costron, & Danielle Nicholls

    14. "How To Start A Private Practice" (Mini Panel) ft. Miya Adout, Mackenzie Costron, & Danielle Nicholls

    Welcome back to another episode of Able Voice Podcast with Hayley and Kim. In this episode we are excited to introduce three guest panelists to share useful tips and insights about starting a private practice.

    Miya Adout founded Miya Music Therapy in 2015 based on her vision to improve patient quality of life in healthcare settings throughout Ontario. Miya is a graduate of Concordia University where she received a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies after having completed a BA in Cultural Studies. Miya works with individuals of all ages and abilities including with parents and infants, adolescents with autism, and seniors living with dementia. Miya is passionate about educating the public about the impact of music therapy through engaging presentations and workshops. Miya also sits on the board of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario, provides business coaching to healthcare entrepreneurs, and has created Connect 2 Music Therapy, an online global magazine for music therapists. When she's not providing music therapy or business coaching, Miya enjoys spending time with her toddler, spending time in nature, and practicing photography!

    Mackenzie Costron’s journey is shaped through work as a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) where she uses music and storytelling to bring hope, love and light into people’s lives. Mackenzie is also grateful to be the Owner and Founder of Find Your Voice Music Therapy with locations in Katarokwi/ Kingston, Ontario and K’jipuktuk/ Halifax, Nova Scotia. There she works with a team of heart-centered therapists where they strive to unite in love, hold safe space, and empower community. Mackenzie is beyond grateful to be in loving service as Co-Founder of Costron + Co alongside Jacquie Costron. Her training as a Licensed Heart Centered Facilitator and Fire Starter Sessions Facilitator, through Danielle Laporte, informs her work. She is passionate about supporting individuals through the development of their therapeutic, creative, health, wellness business. To shine their beautiful light and share their gifts with community.

    Danielle Nicholls, BMT, MTA, is the owner and operator of Dolce Music Therapy, and is an accredited music therapist in good standing with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. She completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2016, where she studied voice. She graduated with Honours-with Distinction, and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she completed her internship in the Hamilton/Burlington area, focusing on music therapy in palliative/hospice care, and long-term care settings. Since moving to Ottawa in 2017, she has been continuing to work with seniors and adults in mental health and dementia care. Using a client-centered and music-centered approach, Danielle incorporates her vocal training and guitar skills to focus on clients’ abilities and meeting them in the moment. She is passionate about using music to help people connect with each other and themselves.

    We are excited for you to dive into this insightful discussion answering the following questions: What skills and tools are useful when transitioning from a creative mindset to a business/entrepreneur mindset? Can both mindsets still co-exist? Why is it important to understand your professional identity when deciding to start a private practice? What advice might you give people afraid of taking the step to start their own private practice? What have you learned during that experience?

    Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!

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    • 36 min
    13. "We Can't Do It All" (Interdisciplinary Relationships) with Stacy Jowett

    13. "We Can't Do It All" (Interdisciplinary Relationships) with Stacy Jowett

    Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. We are excited to release this episode with Stacy Jowett. Stacy has been practicing in the field of recreation therapy for over 20 years primarily serving individuals living with mental health issues and living with dementia. Recently, to add to her therapeutic recreation education she received her B.A with a concentration in Gerontology and has also begun taking courses in end of life care. Interprofessional collaboration has always been an important aspect of Stacy’s service delivery as she believes that when professionals from different backgrounds support individuals together greater outcomes can be achieved which can be empowering and powerful for the service recipient. We’re grateful for the interdisciplinary relationship we have built with Stacy over the past few years, because as she mentions in this episode - WE CAN’T DO IT ALL!

    Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!

    AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).

    • 28 min
    12. "Brave Spaces" with Sarah Bell

    12. "Brave Spaces" with Sarah Bell

    Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. We are excited to release this episode with Sarah Bell. Sarah is based in Saint John, southern New Brunswick. She recently finished a five year term, at the end of June 2020, with Arpeggio Music Therapy services. Sarah is a graduate of Concordia University, where she received a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy after having completed a BHons. in Music Education and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Sarah has worked with a variety of clientele from infants, newcomers from diverse backgrounds, people living with mental illness and those living with dementia. Sarah sits on the Atlantic Association of Music Therapy as the Membership Chair and is a founding member of the Equity Advisory Council to the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. She is passionate about social justice and enjoys spending time at L’Arche, a community for people with various intellectual abilities.

    Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!

    AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).

    • 42 min
    11. "Life in a Pandemic" (Podcast in a Park Series)

    11. "Life in a Pandemic" (Podcast in a Park Series)

    Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. We are excited to release this second episode in our Podcast in a Park series. It's so great to be connected outside at a safe distance to record this episode for you. As we sit outside and talk about life in a pandemic, you may hear various sounds in the environment around us. We hope this adds to your experience while listening!

    Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!

    AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).

    • 25 min
    10. "Bloopers"

    10. "Bloopers"

    Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In honor of this, our 10th episode, we wanted to celebrate with something special! A bloopers episode! You read that right... a bloopers episode. Hopefully this makes you laugh just as much as it did us.

    Why would we decide to do this to ourselves? As music therapists, we learn to embrace the unconventional moments, the silly moments, the unexpected moments AND view them not as failures or distractions but as opportunities to tap into our humanity. So, we invite you to let loose with us during this episode because we are all in need of a good laugh.

    Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!


    AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).


    We do not own any of the rights to the following audio clips:

    "The Little Mermaid - Part Of Your World (Karaoke Version)" posted by Sing King on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnWKoEATxh8

    "Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott - A Whole New World (Karaoke Version)" posted by Sing King on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hwpLK7CWVM

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Appleislife12 ,

Inspiring!!!

Such a wonderful, raw, and authentic podcast based on music therapy. The conversations and topics are insight and super helpful in a lot of ways for me as a music therapist 💙

Rainbows & Butterflies ,

Love Listening 🎹

I love listening to Able Voice Podcast. The Podcast in a Park Series helped me feel a sense of calm and connection during the Pandemic. Enjoy the interviews as well. It helps me gain insight and connection within our profession.

bmhoupt ,

Always Looking Forward to the Next One

I love this podcast! Hayley and Kimberly cover great, relevant topics to music therapists and have interesting conversations. Their most recent one about the pandemic was so real and relatable. I am always excited to listen to another one!

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