Who we are:
The Harmony OnTrack-Music Therapy Clinic was developed and is being led by a group of student music therapists from Wilfrid Laurier University. It is a collaboration between Wilfrid Laurier University and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
The clinic offers music therapy services at no cost to parents and caregivers in the Holland Bloorview community. The goal is to provide music therapy services that directly align with the needs and wishes of parents and caregivers. Throughout the process, the students are guided by the four principles of family-centred care, established by Holland Bloorview.
What music therapy is:
Music therapy is an established health profession that uses music as a way to meet the needs and goals of individuals across all ages.
Music therapy has the potential to assist with alleviating symptoms and address issues caused by:
- daily stressors,
- medical illness,
- grief and/or
- mental health challenges
For example, in music therapy, music listening may be used to explore the feelings of stress related to daily life, or songwriting to explore relationships and other aspects of life.
For more information, visit the Canadian Association of Music Therapy.
Services we provide:
All music therapy sessions are facilitated by student music therapists from Wilfrid Laurier University, supervised by a registered music therapist from Holland Bloorview.
Services for parents and caregivers in the Holland Bloorview community:
- Individual music therapy sessions
- Weekly music therapy groups
- Drop-in music therapy groups
- General resources for the Holland Bloorview community
- Music therapy educational videos/resources
How to register:
How can I register?
Submit the registration form.
Who can sign-up for these services?
The clinic is open for parents and caregivers in the Holland Bloorview community.
Where will the sessions take place?
Through a secured online service, Zoom Healthcare.
What is the time commitment for the program?
Music therapy sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes depending on your individual needs. The fall programming normally lasts for four to eight weeks. The sessions are usually held weekly or two days per week. We would love to collaborate to meet your individual needs.
How much does it cost?
This service is available at no cost.
What will we do during a session?
In sessions we use music to meet your goals. This could be active music making or listening.
Do I need any musical training to benefit from music therapy?
No, you don’t need any experience or formal training in music for this to be helpful.
Can my children join the sessions?
The focus of the sessions are for the parent or caregiver. If you need music therapy services for your child, we can direct you to services at Holland Bloorview.
What do I need to do if I don’t know how to use Zoom?
The student music therapist will help you understand how Zoom works. Additionally, you can also refer to the Zoom Online resource.