Our Approach

Our Philosophy

At Music Therapy Services of Simcoe County, we appreciate that medical conditions or diagnoses do not define our clients but are merely one characteristic that contributes to who they are as individuals.  We recognize that treating a client’s emotional well-being is just as important as treating a client’s physical, cognitive, or communicative challenges. When music therapy improves a client’s confidence, self-esteem, and motivation, this creates an environment where the client can effectively work on goals related to other areas of their life. For this reason, we often collaborate with other professionals including speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, teachers, social workers, nurses and doctors.

What does a session look like

Music therapy sessions can look very different depending on the age, abilities, and goals of a client. Clients do not require any musical experience to be able to participate and benefit from music therapy. Sessions may include:

  • Singing
  • Playing Instruments
  • Improvising
  • Composing/Songwriting
  • Active Listening

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~ Aldous Huxley