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Music Therapy Gains Momentum

When Rachael Finnerty introduced music therapy to McMaster in 2010, little did she know how popular it would become. Since then, enrollment in Professor Finnerty’s course has skyrocketed.

Much has happened in the meantime: Finnerty has established music therapy programs in over 30 institutions, presided over the Music Therapy Association of Ontario, been involved in numerous non-profit initiatives and acted as research consultant. Her newest venture is the creation of the Ontario Music Therapy Academy, which answers the growing need for music therapy education and support.  She is joined by communications-savvy co-founder Miya Adout — a 2012 student of Finnerty’s — who went on to receive her Master’s in Creative Arts Therapies.

More here (Hamilton Spectator): If you build it, they will come

And here: Ontario Music Therapy Academy