Music therapy in Canada is a young profession only launching in 1977 with the proclamation of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. Today there are only 1000 Accredited Music Therapists practicing across Canada who strive everyday to advocate for the profession, create awareness in their communities, and gain accessibility to those who would benefit from music therapy services.
As Accredited Music Therapists and music therapy supporters, we have a job to do. A job to nurture our field in providing resources to our communities through music therapy education, research studies, and career opportunities so we can continue to grow.
In Business for Music Therapy we have the capacity through launching more music therapy practices across Canada to impact change. The more practices that are launched, the more communication and storytelling will occur with what music therapy is and how it impacts clinical and therapeutic health and wellness.
I hope that in community we can continue our journey to unite in purpose as that’s when we gain strength. Strength in the field of music therapy and strength for the people we serve across Canada. Accredited Music Therapists, music therapy students/ interns, aspiring entrepreneurs, music therapy supporters, I would be grateful to hear your stories so we can walk this road together! We can’t do this alone and I would be honoured if we could connect.
Mackenzie Costron, BMT, MTA, RCT
Owner and Founder of Costron Coaching and Find Your Voice Music Therapy
1-800-827-3120 ext. 101