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What Is Music Therapy?


"Oh, yeah, music therapy--I've heard of that.  Isn't that when you bring a CD of relaxing music to a hospital and play it for people who are sick?"


"Actually, I'm a music therapist myself.  I've played guitar all my life, and sometimes I go to a local nursing home and lead a sing-along for the residents.  That's music therapy... right?"


"Hmm, music therapy... So, what do you actually do?  Sit around in a circle, holding hands, singing Kum-Ba-Yah?"


Music therapy is an evidence-based, client-centred, goal-oriented practice.  It begins with a qualified (Accredited) music therapist conducting an in-depth assessment to determine a client or group's needs, preferences, and abilities.  The results of this assessment help the music therapist to develop and individualized treatment plan which includes specific goals and objectives.  The music therapist then implements the music-based interventions that will most effectively address those goals, aiming to promote, maintain, and restore the client's cognitive, emotional, physical, social, or spiritual health.  Within the therapeutic relationship, objectives such as self-expression, communication, and personal development can be pursued using music.


Heather Hines, Arpeggio Music Therapy's intern in 2015, explains more about a music therapist's training and what we do in this very cool video!  Click here: It's Music Therapy


Click HERE to download our information package.



Clinical Music Therapy Services


Arpeggio Music Therapy is New Brunswick's leader in providing the highest quality clinical music therapy services.  Clients, residents, families, and staff at forward-thinking facilities throughout the province are witnessing the benefits of employing our professional, personable, highly trained Accredited Music Therapists.


Join the movement!


Please CONTACT US for pricing, scheduling, and other information.  Contracts start at just two hours per week for your convenience!


We also offer FREE Music Therapy Information Sessions to facilities interested in contracting our clinical services.


Not sure what music therapy is or how it works?  Click HERE to find out!

Where we're working


Arpeggio Music Therapy is fortunate to have made lasting partnerships with a host of wonderfully supportive, forward-thinking organizations.  We pride ourselves on providing our contractors with the highest quality services.

At present, Arpeggio Music Therapy provides clinical services at the following facilities:

Saint John Regional Hospital

Inpatient Acute Psychiatry (Unit 4D-North)
400 University Avenue
Saint John, NB

Rocmaura Nursing Home
10 Parks Street
Saint John, NB

Dragonfly Centre for Autism
445 Prince of Whales Street
St. Andrews, NB

Mental Health Recovery Services:

Open Door Club
157 Duke Street
Saint John, NB

Mental Health Recovery Services:

PEER 126
126 Duke Street
Saint John, NB

414 Bay Street
Saint John, NB

York Care Centre
100 Sunset Blvd.
Fredericton, NB

Wauklehegan Manor
10 Saunders Way

McAdam, NB

Wauklehegan Manor
10 Saunders Way

McAdam, NB

Loch Lomond Villa & The Village
185 Loch Lomond Road
Saint John, NB

Shannex, Inc.'s Parkland in the Valley:

Embassy Hall
70 Swanson Drive
Quispamsis, NB

We also work with a number of private clients located throughout New Brunswick

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