Frequently Asked Questions

What is music therapy?

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.

Canadian Association of Music Therapists | September 2020

Who is music therapy for?

Music therapy can serve infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.  The following are some examples of client populations (please note that this is not an exhaustive list):

How can music therapy help?

Music therapy can be used to address needs in various domains.  Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of goals / aims:


Speech/Language and Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal)





What are the fees for music therapy?

Where can I study music therapy in Ontario?