Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there funding available for Music Therapy & Music Education services?

A: Yes, numerous support organizations including The Children’s Foundation of Guelph-Wellington, Rotary Club etc. will help fund services for children. Government Organizations such as Autism Ontario and Passports also fund music related programming. Insurance companies will often fund Music Therapy under “Other Therapies” or under “Psychotherapy” if working with a Music Therapy-Registered Psychotherapist. Please ask about sliding-scale and compassion rates.Our team is dedicated to Anti-Oppressive Practice. We believe in the fair and ethical treatment of all people. We believe that therapy should be an active part of dismantling societal imbalances. We believe that client’s voices should be at the forefront of change, and that therapists should be strong allies.

Q: What is the difference between Music Therapy and Adapted Lessons.

A: Adapted Music Lessons require an educational component, meaning, a student must be learning music in some capacity to qualify. Music Therapy is a systematic therapeutic process in which music is used to support goal areas outside of education. There are also more in depth documentation requirements for therapy versus lessons.

Q: What is the difference between Music Therapy and Music Psychotherapy

A: The College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) defines Psychotherapy when “a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning”. Music Psychotherapy is when an MTA-RP uses music within this relationship and therapeutic process to help facilitate the change. Music Psychotherapy falls under the controlled act, and therapists must be a member in the CRPO with the title “Registered Psychotherapist (RP). Certified Music Therapists must be a member in the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT)with the title Certified Music Therapist (MTA). Both modalities require rigorous training, continued education, documentation, have strict ethical guidelines, and may use both musical and verbal activities / interventions in session, but practice within slightly different scopes.

Q: I have two kids – can I bring them both to the program?

A: Yes, new this fall (due to loosened capacity restrictions) we are offering a whole family rate for TiTiTots, Music & ME and Conscious Kiddos, rather than per each individual child.