Category Archive: Music Therapy

placement reflection: 2016-2017 term

It’s hard to believe that my first music therapy placement has come to an end. 6 months full of learning, relationships, development, and improvement. Just to summarize the learning points I had presented in… Continue reading

Makers and Dreamers

We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;— World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are… Continue reading


I was waiting for an appointment one summer afternoon, just minding my own business, listening to some Classical music playing in the background, when I was interrupted by a fellow patient exclaiming something along… Continue reading

My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean

“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson One… Continue reading

Heart and Strings

“I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.” – J. S. Bach Religion is always a sensitive and difficult topic for me to discuss, especially in… Continue reading

Music, Community, and Culture

One of my music therapy courses this term is called Music, Community, and Culture – something to make us more aware of a method of music therapy called Community Music Therapy that encompasses the three… Continue reading

when music speaks

first of all, i want to wish everybody a merry christmas eve. and to those who do not celebrate, happy holidays! i guess you can say i saved this very special, personal playlist… Continue reading

placement reflection: 10/07/16

Today’s session was one where we were able to see the progress that the clients have made throughout their years of music therapy sessions with my supervisor, rather than one where a lot of… Continue reading

placement reflection: 09/30/16

Today’s session was a challenging one, but because of this, it was also very insightful and rewarding. My supervisor saw that something was clearly off about one of our clients’ behaviour and made a… Continue reading