Music Therapy at Allegro Music School in Ottawa

“Music is a therapy. It is a communication far more powerful than words,
far more immediate,  far more efficient."

- Yehudi Menuhin

Our Music Therapy Program at Allegro is led by a certified Music Therapist from Acadia’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program. Her amazing energy and unique experience inspires everyone to enjoy music and makes our programs accessible to all. Music therapy is beneficial to people of every age; children, teenagers, adults and seniors.

Music therapy is the use of all elements of music to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical and emotional well being. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities that are used in a therapeutic setting to facilitate interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, memory work and various forms of personal development.

Our Music Therapy program is offered in a group or one-on-one class setting with activities designed to meet specific goals such as fine motor/gross motor skills, speech and vocalization, and memory work. 
Activities include:


  • Singing

  • Songwriting

  • Playing instruments

  • Story telling

  • Improvising

  • Listening

  • Moving to music

We welcome caregivers to observe and participate during the session or simply enjoy your time while you wait. While it is true that music is fun, there are many reasons as to why it is also therapeutic.

No matter what age, what ability, what need, or what level of language, music can help people connect, communicate and grow.

"Amazing environment for being introduced and learning an instrument. The children and parents are always welcomed like they are visiting a family and not an institution..."

George B
Ottawa ON

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