What: The use of music by an accredited music therapist to create a therapeutic relationship and help an individual meet cognitive, physical, social, and emotional goals. The goals of a music therapy session are different for each person and are based on the needs determined by an assessment or referral.
Music therapy classes at Elite Music Academy are run by an accredited music therapist to help a variety of individuals reach their goals. Whether the classes involve the development of physical or auditory skills, singing and songwriting, intentional listening, or playing an instrument, these classes can be tremendously helpful. However, Elite Music Academy has recently added the option of taking these music therapy classes online! That means that students can appreciate the benefits from the comfort of their home, and at a schedule that works best for them.
Thanks to our free 30-minute trial classes and flexible scheduling, there’s nothing to lose. To learn more about online learning, check out our Online Music Lessons page, or simply give us a call!
Music therapy interventions and the needs targeted may include:
- movement to music = physical skills
- targeting of auditory skills=sequencing, discrimination
- songwriting = emotional, social, communication
- singing = communication, confidence, individuality, self-expression
- improvisation = listening, social skills, teamwork, self-expression
- instrument playing = physical skills, exploration, confidence, self-expression
- intentional listening=stress reduction, relaxation, auditory discrimination
Who: Music therapists work with people of all ages. Almost anyone can benefit from music therapy services but populations that music therapists primarily work with are:
- autism spectrum disorder and ADHD
- individuals with developmental or physical delays
- youth at risk
- individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
- multiple sclerosis
- acquired or traumatic brain injury
- sensory processing deficits
- individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder
When: Sessions offered at Elite Music Academy range from 45 minutes to an hour depending on needs. The music therapy process can take time and the duration is different for everyone. Typically, clients are discharged once goals have been met. However, some goals are ongoing. Some clients continue music therapy for years at a time if it is beneficial for them. 1:1 sessions are offered once a week on Friday. Sessions are booked for two months at a time and 8 sessions notice must be provided before withdrawal
Location & Cost
895 Lawrence Ave East. 2nd Floor.
$65 / hour
$60 / 45 minutes
$50 / half-hour consultation
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About Mia Clow
Mia Clow was born and raised on Prince Edward Island. In 2017, she completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy degree at Acadia University, and has been living and working in Toronto as a music therapist since then. She is a Music Therapist Accredited as well as a Neurologic Music Therapist. She is proficient on piano, guitar, and flute.
Mia has experience working professionally with geriatric populations as well as children, youth, and adults with developmental delays and complex needs in facilities and community settings. In her work, she is inspired every day by the meaningful relationships she makes and the powerful changes in health and wellbeing that happen through music therapy.
- working in long-term care with older and elderly adults with complex needs such as dementia, stroke, developmental delays, and other health complications
- working in complex continuing care with adults (ages 19+) with various long-term health needs such as MS, stroke, acquired brain injuries, ALS, acquired paralysis, and other diagnoses
- practicum and volunteer work with children and youth with developmental delays and physical disabilities in schools and community support systems
- Bachelor of Music Therapy degree (Acadia University)
- Music Therapist Accredited
- Board-certified Music Therapist
- Neurologic Music Therapist