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Music Therapy Programs

School of Music

What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: Overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings. Retrieved from: musictherapy.org/about
All registrants of music therapy group programs must adhere to Covid-19 prevention precautions. Please review MCPA guidelines before attending the first session.

Upcoming Programs


Music Therapy with Karlene M. Francis, MT-BC
Board Certified Music Therapist (BA Mus,  Cert. Mus. T.)

This group will give individuals the opportunity to actively engage with pitched and non-pitched instruments through music therapy interventions facilitated by the music therapist. Each client will be assessed by the music therapist as to their individual needs prior to the initial session as well as ongoing assessment during sessions two & three.

NOTE: All musical equipment* for use during the sessions will be provided.

*All musical equipment will be disinfected between each session and when necessary, during the session as part of standard practice of music therapy processes and to address Covid-19 precaution protocols

No musical training or experience is necessary

Appropriate for adults experiencing issues of:
Seasonal blues, PMS, isolation and generalized anxieties

The primary therapeutic objectives for Boost! Music Therapy group will be to:
Increase energy, improve mood and increase self-expression

November 25, 2020 – January 27, 2021
Day/Time: Wednesdays ~ 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Last session in 2020: Wednesday, December 16th,
Start date 2021: Wednesday, January 6th

Registration ~ $20
Session Costs ~ $240 for 8 weeks (90 min/session)
Maximum: 8 participants

For more information or to register, contact Karlene at:


Or contact the MCPA office at:
902-423-6995 | admin@maritimeconservatory.com

*Program intended for adults aged 21+

All music therapy groups offered have a minimum registration requirement and group sizes are maximum 8-10 persons. Once reached, those who are pre-registered/waitlisted will be informed of program dates for future sessions.