Our Approach

Our Philosophy

At Music Therapy Services of Simcoe County, we strive to honour our clients as individuals.

Likewise, we know how important it is to acknowledge our client’s lived experiences. Most importantly, we know that treating a client’s emotional well-being is just as important as treating physical, cognitive, or communicative challenges.

Music therapy can improve a client’s confidence, self-esteem, and motivation. As a result, this creates an environment where the client can effectively work on goals related to other areas of their life. Therefore, we often work together with 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. It is important to note that clients do not require any musical experience to be able to participate and benefit from music therapy. Sessions can include:

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

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

Our Team


For everyone to realize their fullest potential


To support the mental health, developmental, rehabilitative and recreational goals of our clients through the use of quality music therapy and psychotherapy services.


  1. Empathy – We recognize and value the life experiences and feelings of our clients. We do our best to acknowledge, honour and validate their feelings and perspectives.
  2. Connection – We strive to create an environment where all clients can experience human connection through quality musical interactions. Through the therapeutic relationship, we are mindful of flexibility and compassion and nurture creativity.
  3. Empowerment – We value the importance of building a clients’ sense of self, confidence, and esteem by fostering acceptance, autonomy, and trust.
  4. Ethical Practice – We are driven to provide safe, informed, educated, and thoughtful service to our clients so they may have opportunities for positive change and growth.
  5. Teamwork – We recognize the importance of teamwork with a client, their advocates, allied healthcare partners, and within our team.

Our Story

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.

Meet Our Team

Meet the experienced team of music therapists in Simcoe County, from Music Therapy Services. Our therapists are all experienced musicians, clinicians, and are registered with all relevant colleges and associations.

Our Services

We provide services to clients of all ages and with a variety of developmental, neurologic, and emotional needs or diagnoses. We offer a variety of group and individual services.

Where words fail, music speaks.

~ Hans Christian Andersen