Music Therapy and Adapted Lessons
Music therapy sessions are provided by our board-certified Music Therapist, Alicia Pilgrim. We follow principles and parameters set out by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists regarding ethics and confidentiality. Using musical tools and creative expression, clients will work towards achieving health-care goals specific to their needs, as identified by Alicia.
If a client wishes to work with Alicia to gain the health benefits of music therapy, but focus also on achieving musical goals, adapted lessons may be an alternative. Alicia will offer an engaging, customized curriculum keeping in mind the client’s diagnosis, learning style, interests and individuality. Classes will build musical skills, and also strive to foster and uphold social, physical and emotional health.
Please get in touch to book an intake assessment with Alicia, who will make recommendations with regards to choosing between music therapy or an adapted lesson plan.
Bio – Alicia Pilgrim
Alicia is a life-long music lover and a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program (BMT). She completed a 1000-hour internship at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, focusing on music therapy in the geriatric, mental health, neurocognitive disorder and acquired brain injury populations. She is an accredited music therapist through the Canadian Music Therapy Association. Alicia uses music to foster relationships and achieve musical and non-musical goals with a variety of populations. She has experience supporting and teaching music to kids of all ages on instruments including voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele. In preparation for her degree in music therapy, Alicia majored in voice at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she was able to develop her skills as a singer and instructor. Using a client-centred approach, she tailors her sessions to the goals and needs of each individual – creating a safe and supportive environment for all.