Skip to main content
Able Voice Podcast

Able Voice Podcast

By Synergy Music Therapy & Wellness Services

Welcome to the Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. Here your voice is more than a melody! We aim to plant seeds and shed light on the growing field of clinical music therapy. Join us in meaningful conversations about being a music therapist in todays society.
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

"A New Direction" with Elaine Cheung

Able Voice Podcast

1x
"Lighting the spark and putting out fires: The ins and outs of entrepreneurship" with Miya Adout
"Lighting the spark and putting out fires: The ins and outs of entrepreneurship" with Miya Adout
Miya Adout is a graduate of Concordia University where she received a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies after having completed a BA in Cultural Studies. Miya works with individuals of all ages and abilities and specializes in dementia care. Miya opened her private practice, Miya Music Therapy, in 2015 with the purpose of empowering and enriching lives through music. Their team of certified music therapists provide services to individuals and care-facilities throughout Ontario and beyond via both in-person and virtual sessions. Aside from her clinical work, Miya is also passionate about sharing the impact of music therapy through keynote presentations and workshops. Miya also provides business coaching to healthcare entrepreneurs, and is the creator of Connect 2 Music Therapy: An Online Global Magazine for Music Therapists. When she's not working on expanding her practice, Miya enjoys playing with her toddler, spending time in nature, and practicing photography. We are grateful to have Miya on the podcast to share her entrepreneurial journey, tips and insights for others considering this path, and the great work she is doing with advocating for and supporting the jewish community. We hope that this conversation sparks reflection and we encourage you to get in touch with us to continue to conversation. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Miya's Links: https://www.miyamusictherapy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/miyamusictherapy https://www.instagram.com/miyamusictherapy/ https://www.miyamusictherapy.com/copy-of-presentations  https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/ -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
51:44
August 14, 2022
"Music Therapy IS a Viable Option" with Esther Thane
"Music Therapy IS a Viable Option" with Esther Thane
Esther Thane has specialized since 1996 in the field of Autism and special needs. After over a decade on faculty at Capilano University, teaching in the Bachelor of Music Therapy Program, Esther continues to enjoy presenting at conferences, writing book reviews for published journals, & holding workshops for universities, local agencies and internationally. In 2014, Esther completed Dr. Diane Austin's (Music Psychotherapy Center, NY) first international distance training program in Advanced Vocal Psychotherapy. Her publication in the book: Voicework in Music Therapy (Jessica Kingsley Publishers), focuses on her innovative method of Vocal-Led Relaxation for Children with Autism. Esther also created Meet In The Music© (MITM) music therapy curriculum for children with autism, which is utilized by music therapists throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Esther is Executive Director of ET Music Therapy in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where the team serve over 120 families with both in person and telehealth: in two studio locations, & in schools, implementing the MITM curriculum. In 2017, Esther received the Iconic Women Creating a Better World For All Award, presented by the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India. Recently, Esther received CAMT’s (Canadian Association For Music Therapy) PEER RECOGNITION AWARD for innovation and advocacy. We were so honoured to have Esther on the podcast to chat about her professional journey, her hopes for the field, and the MundoPato platform with the MITM curriculum for music therapists built in. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Esther's Links: http://www.etmusictherapy.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/27016411/admin/ https://www.facebook.com/etmusictherapy https://www.instagram.com/etmusictherapy/ https://twitter.com/etmusictherapy https://www.etmusictherapy.com/rooted-in-music/rooted-in-music  (Upon checkout, enter in the discount code: RELAXATIONFORYOU02) -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
01:01:02
August 14, 2022
(Debrief) "A Whole New World"
(Debrief) "A Whole New World"
Maya Chriqui (MTA) is a seasoned music therapist and the owner of Music at Heart providing music therapy services to the St. Catherines, Ontario area. She has a great deal of experience working in various settings with allied health professionals and travelling for work across Canada and to Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Maya shares with us a snippet of her expansive journey and we know that her story will continue to be written and continue to add incredible value to this community. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Maya's Links: Instagram: @musicatheart.ca Email: maya@musicatheart.ca LinkedIn: @musicatheart -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
18:23
July 24, 2022
"A Whole New World" with Maya Chriqui
"A Whole New World" with Maya Chriqui
Maya Chriqui (MTA) is a seasoned music therapist and the owner of Music at Heart providing music therapy services to the St. Catherines, Ontario area. She has a great deal of experience working in various settings with allied health professionals and travelling for work across Canada and to Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.  Maya shares with us a snippet of her expansive journey and we know that her story will continue to be written and continue to add incredible value to this community. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Maya's Links: Instagram: @musicatheart.ca Email: maya@musicatheart.ca LinkedIn: @musicatheart -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
01:04:49
July 17, 2022
(Debrief) "A New Direction"
(Debrief) "A New Direction"
Elaine Cheung (she/her) is a Certified Music Therapist currently living in Calgary, Canada. Elaine’s practice, Elements Music Therapy, is humanistic and aims to provide opportunities to maximize a person's potential for change and growth. Elaine earned a Master of Music Therapy degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and received a Bachelor in Music prior to that. Elaine also represents music therapists in the province of Alberta as the President of MTAA. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Elaine's Links: Instagram: @elementsmusictherapy Email: musictherapy.elaine@gmail.com MTAA: www.mtaa.ca Elaine invites folks to support regulation for counselling therapy in Alberta: www.acta-alberta.ca/show-your-support -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
33:53
July 10, 2022
"A New Direction" with Elaine Cheung
"A New Direction" with Elaine Cheung
Elaine Cheung (she/her) is a Certified Music Therapist currently living in Calgary, Canada. Elaine’s practice, Elements Music Therapy, is humanistic and aims to provide opportunities to maximize a person's potential for change and growth. Elaine earned a Master of Music Therapy degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and received a Bachelor in Music prior to that. Elaine also represents music therapists in the province of Alberta as the President of MTAA. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Elaine's Links: Instagram: @elementsmusictherapy Email: musictherapy.elaine@gmail.com MTAA: www.mtaa.ca Elaine invites folks to support regulation for counselling therapy in Alberta: www.acta-alberta.ca/show-your-support -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
36:52
July 03, 2022
(BONUS) "Pits and Peaks: Celebrating it all!" with Kim & Hayley
(BONUS) "Pits and Peaks: Celebrating it all!" with Kim & Hayley
Celebrate good times, come on!! A couple of weeks ago Synergy Music Therapy & Wellness Services celebrated our first birthday, and we are in full celebration mode in this episode of the Able Voice debrief. In this episode we chat about the pits and peaks of the past year and collectively reflect on our journey leading up to Synergy MT's launch and the first 365 days. We are SO grateful for all of the incredible people that we have had the honour to connect and collaborate with in this past year, and we are elated to celebrate this milestone with the Able Voice community where it all started. We invite you to join us in celebrating and sharing any memories and reflections of your experience with Synergy MT and to collective dream with us for the future of this space and the field as a whole! Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
40:52
June 27, 2022
"En route to the 2022 CAMT Conference" with Hayley and Kim
"En route to the 2022 CAMT Conference" with Hayley and Kim
Join us for a little road trip to the 2022 CAMT Conference in Niagara. To set the scene, it was about 5am EST and both Hayley and Kim had very little sleep the night before. They started driving and decided the conversation was too good not to capture. So, they turned on the microphone and here we are... PODCAST IN A CAR!  In this episode, Hayley and Kim talk about the roles of a music therapy participant and a music therapy participant supporter. The roles of both are super valuable to the session and hold an incredible opportunity to get involved and understand more about the music therapy process.  We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
37:30
June 19, 2022
(Debrief) "A Passion That Pushes"
(Debrief) "A Passion That Pushes"
Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi is a certified music therapist (MTA), Registered Psychotherapist, Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow and Certified Trauma Integration Clinician. She had her private practice in the Kingdom of Bahrain for 11 years before coming back to Canada in 2020. Aksana is a full time psychotherapist at the Family Counselling Centre of Niagara, and has a small music therapy and psychotherapy private practice working with individual with developmental disabilities, mental health issues (including trauma), and in the long term care. Aksana is a secretary of the World Federation of Music Therapy, vice-president of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario, and a co-chair of the Online Conference for Music Therapy. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Aksana's Links: Instagram: @aksana_musictherapy Facebook: @aksanamusictherapy Email: moussiaksana@hotmail.com OR secretary@wfmt.info WFMT: wfmt.info -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
23:27
June 12, 2022
"A Passion That Pushes" with Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi
"A Passion That Pushes" with Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi
Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi is a certified music therapist (MTA), Registered Psychotherapist, Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow and Certified Trauma Integration Clinician. She had her private practice in the Kingdom of Bahrain for 11 years before coming back to Canada in 2020. Aksana is a full time psychotherapist at the Family Counselling Centre of Niagara, and has a small music therapy and psychotherapy private practice working with individual with developmental disabilities, mental health issues (including trauma), and in the long term care. Aksana is a secretary of the World Federation of Music Therapy, vice-president of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario, and a co-chair of the Online Conference for Music Therapy. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Aksana's Links: Instagram: @aksana_musictherapy Facebook: @aksanamusictherapy Email: moussiaksana@hotmail.com OR secretary@wfmt.info WFMT: wfmt.info -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
56:01
June 05, 2022
(Debrief) "Holding Space: The Option Of Hope"
(Debrief) "Holding Space: The Option Of Hope"
Rebekah Martin is a board -certified music therapist and NICU Music Therapist who has worked in the pediatric medical setting for four years. She currently lives in beautiful Bermuda, where she is beginning to provide contract music therapy services with Synergy Music Therapy & Wellness Services. She considers herself a life-long learner and has completed additional trainings in end-of-life care, palliative care, and early childhood development. Rebekah is also currently pursuing her Master’s in Healthcare Administration, seeking the necessary knowledge and skills to promote music therapy and its efficacy within the pediatric medical environment. Regardless of where or with whom she is implementing services, she utilizes an eclectic music therapy approach to meet everyone where they are. In this episode Rebekah talks about the experience of holding space for music therapy service users that extend the offer of hope if they need it. Let us know what you think about this episode by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Rebekah's Links: Instagram: @rebekz_ Linked In: @rebekahmartin Website: www.synergymusictherapy.com -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
39:09
May 29, 2022
"Holding Space: The Option Of Hope" with Rebekah Martin
"Holding Space: The Option Of Hope" with Rebekah Martin
Rebekah Martin is a board -certified music therapist and NICU Music Therapist who has worked in the pediatric medical setting for four years. She currently lives in beautiful Bermuda, where she is beginning to provide contract music therapy services with Synergy Music Therapy & Wellness Services. She considers herself a life-long learner and has completed additional trainings in end-of-life care, palliative care, and early childhood development. Rebekah is also currently pursuing her Master’s in Healthcare Administration, seeking the necessary knowledge and skills to promote music therapy and its efficacy within the pediatric medical environment. Regardless of where or with whom she is implementing services, she utilizes an eclectic music therapy approach to meet everyone where they are.  In this episode Rebekah talks about the experience of holding space for music therapy service users that extend the offer of hope if they need it. Let us know what you think about this episode by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.  We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Rebekah's Links: Instagram: @rebekz_ Linked In: @rebekahmartin Website: www.synergymusictherapy.com  -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
58:17
May 22, 2022
(Debrief) "Studying, Adapting, & NMT"
(Debrief) "Studying, Adapting, & NMT"
Within the field of Music Therapy there are a multitude of modalities to practice which support the many ways in which we as humans can express ourselves and align with each therapists’ authentic approach. We were thrilled to be joined by Melissa Tan for episode eight of Able Voice Podcast as we scratched the surface of one approach, neurologic music therapy. In the episode, Melissa shares of her experience and journey as a Neurologic Music Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist and our conversation carries us to several other important pieces such as studying and internship experiences, self care, and adapting to telehealth music therapy. What are your connections to NMT? We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Melissa's Links: Instagram: @melissatanmusictherapy Twitter: @mtmusictherapy Website: www.oakvillemusictherapy.com -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
30:54
May 15, 2022
"Studying, Adapting, & NMT" with Melissa Tan
"Studying, Adapting, & NMT" with Melissa Tan
Within the field of Music Therapy there are a multitude of modalities to practice which support the many ways in which we as humans can express ourselves and align with each therapists’ authentic approach. We are thrilled to be joined by Melissa Tan for episode eight of Able Voice Podcast as we scratch the surface of one approach, neurologic music therapy. In the episode, Melissa shares of her experience and journey as a Neurologic Music Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist and our conversation carries us to several other important pieces such as studying and internship experiences, self care, and adapting to telehealth music therapy. What are your connections to NMT? We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Melissa's Links: Instagram: @melissatanmusictherapy  Twitter: @mtmusictherapy  Website: www.oakvillemusictherapy.com -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
50:46
May 08, 2022
(Debrief) "Dementia Care and Radical Authenticity"
(Debrief) "Dementia Care and Radical Authenticity"
What do three millennial women of varying professions have in common? A shared philosophy and passion for enhancing dementia care and supporting those they work with! In this debrief of the "Dementia Care and Radical Authenticity" Able Voice Podcast episode, we are joined by Kaylee (MT-BC), Jaell (Art Therapist + Mental Health Counselor), and Erin (Positive Approach to Care® Certified Independent Trainer), of the Creative Dementia Collective. They share of their individual journeys, how the collective came to be, and provide us with tangible elements of their work. As a multi-modality trio, these millennials have an extensive toolkit to best support those they work with and they use this to their advantage knowing that “Different things work for different people at different times”. We hope that you enjoy this conversation as much as we have. What resonates with you? Your voice is more than a melody and we want to hear from you! Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Episode Links: Website: creativedementiacollective.com Email: info@creativedementiacollective.com Follow: Instagram or Facebook @creativedementiacollective -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
15:51
May 01, 2022
"Dementia Care and Radical Authenticity" with The Creative Dementia Collective
"Dementia Care and Radical Authenticity" with The Creative Dementia Collective
What do three millennial women of varying professions have in common? A shared philosophy and passion for enhancing dementia care and supporting those they work with! In this episode of the Able Voice Podcast we are joined by Kaylee (MT-BC), Jaell (Art Therapist + Mental Health Counselor), and Erin (Positive Approach to Care® Certified Independent Trainer), of the Creative Dementia Collective. They share of their individual journeys, how the collective came to be, and provide us with tangible elements of their work. As a multi-modality trio, these millennials have an extensive toolkit to best support those they work with and they use this to their advantage knowing that “Different things work for different people at different times”. We hope that you enjoy this conversation as much as we have. What resonates with you? Your voice is more than a melody and we want to hear from you! Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Episode Links: Website: creativedementiacollective.com Email: info@creativedementiacollective.com Follow: Instagram or Facebook @creativedementiacollective -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
53:35
April 24, 2022
(Debrief) "I did not plan to get here, but here I am"
(Debrief) "I did not plan to get here, but here I am"
Tricia Caiati, MT-BC is a board certified Music Therapist currently serving clients in three states across the New England Region of the United States. She is also the CSO for The Tutti Ensemble, a non-profit adaptive band program providing individual lessons and ensemble experiences for diverse learners. In 2019, Tricia launched the Music Therapy Chronicles, a podcast aimed to inspire and connect listeners through meaningful conversations from diverse perspectives. Like a Music Therapy Conference you can listen to anywhere! Tricia enjoys spending her free time exploring outdoors, reading, and creating through different mediums. We are so grateful that Tricia stopped by the Able Voice Podcast to talk about her music therapy journey. We hope that you enjoy this episode and resonate with Tricia's story in some way! We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan (@mtakimberly) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Tricia's Links: Email: mtpodcastcollective@gmail.com Listen: Music Therapy Chronicles Podcast Follow: Instagram or Facebook -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
24:49
April 17, 2022
"I did not plan to get here, but here I am" with Tricia Caiati
"I did not plan to get here, but here I am" with Tricia Caiati
Tricia Caiati, MT-BC is a board certified Music Therapist currently serving clients in three states across the New England Region of the United States. She is also the CSO for The Tutti Ensemble, a non-profit adaptive band program providing individual lessons and ensemble experiences for diverse learners. In 2019, Tricia launched the Music Therapy Chronicles, a podcast aimed to inspire and connect listeners through meaningful conversations from diverse perspectives. Like a Music Therapy Conference you can listen to anywhere! Tricia enjoys spending her free time exploring outdoors, reading, and creating through different mediums. We are so grateful that Tricia stopped by the Able Voice Podcast to talk about her music therapy journey. We hope that you enjoy this episode and resonate with Tricia's story in some way! We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Tricia's Links: Email: mtpodcastcollective@gmail.com Listen: Music Therapy Chronicles Podcast Follow: Instagram or Facebook -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
49:05
April 10, 2022
(Debrief) "AOMT, Truth, & Reconciliation"
(Debrief) "AOMT, Truth, & Reconciliation"
Sue Baines is a social activist. She has a Master of Arts in Music Therapy from New York University where she applied a feminist framework to music therapy, and a PhD from the University of Limerick where she studied music therapy and social justice. She is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery trained through the Southeast Institute for Music Centered Psychotherapy in Atlanta, GA and is certified by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy. She has extensive music therapy experience working with persons with a broad spectrum of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual concerns in a variety of clinical and community settings. Sue has practiced music therapy in Vancouver since 1994 and taught in the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Capilano University in North Vancouver since 1997. She works, researches, and publishes on topics in anti-oppressive music therapy with the goal of ending systemic oppression both in music therapy and globally. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan (@mtakimberly) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcast.apple.com/up/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Sue's Links: - Music Therapy as an Anti-oppressive practice (2013) - Anti-oppressive music therapy: Updates and future considerations (2021) - Sue at Capilano University: https://www.capilanou.ca/programs--courses/search--select/explore-our-areas-of-study/faculty-profiles/sue-baines/ -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
32:18
April 03, 2022
"AOMT, Truth, & Reconciliation" with Sue Baines
"AOMT, Truth, & Reconciliation" with Sue Baines
Sue Baines is a social activist. She has a Master of Arts in Music Therapy from New York University where she applied a feminist framework to music therapy, and a PhD from the University of Limerick where she studied music therapy and social justice. She is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery trained through the Southeast Institute for Music Centered Psychotherapy in Atlanta, GA and is certified by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy. She has extensive music therapy experience working with persons with a broad spectrum of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual concerns in a variety of clinical and community settings. Sue has practiced music therapy in Vancouver since 1994 and taught in the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Capilano University in North Vancouver since 1997. She works, researches, and publishes on topics in anti-oppressive music therapy with the goal of ending systemic oppression both in music therapy and globally. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Sue's Links: - Music Therapy as an Anti-oppressive practice (2013) - Anti-oppressive music therapy: Updates and future considerations (2021) - Sue at Capilano University: https://www.capilanou.ca/programs--courses/search--select/explore-our-areas-of-study/faculty-profiles/sue-baines/ --  The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.  
57:22
March 27, 2022
(Debrief) "Self Care: The Tough Love Friend"
(Debrief) "Self Care: The Tough Love Friend"
The concept of self-care is an ongoing conversation within today’s society and especially within the therapy community. But what does it actually look like?   In this episode of the Able Voice Podcast we are grateful to be joined by Ami Kunimura of the Self Care Institute to explore this a bit more deeply. Throughout this conversation Ami shares of her own journey towards becoming a music therapist, understanding burnout and self care, and to the creation of the self care institute. She shares great insight and tangible steps to take to support your self care practice within your personal life, professional life, and mindset.   We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody!   AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette).   Episode edited by: Kimberly Dolan (@mtakimberly)   Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcast.apple.com/up/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Ami's Links:  - https://www.selfcareinstitute.com - https://www.instagram.com/amikunimura/
21:18
March 20, 2022
“Self Care: The Tough Love Friend” with Ami Kunimura
“Self Care: The Tough Love Friend” with Ami Kunimura
The concept of self-care is an ongoing conversation within today’s society and especially within the therapy community. But what does it actually look like? In this episode of the Able Voice Podcast we are grateful to be joined by Ami Kunimura of the Self Care Institute to explore this a bit more deeply. Throughout this conversation Ami shares of her own journey towards becoming a music therapist, understanding burnout and self care, and to the creation of the self care institute. She shares great insight and tangible steps to take to support your self care practice within your personal life, professional life, and mindset. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Ami's Links: - https://www.selfcareinstitute.com/  - https://www.instagram.com/amikunimura/ -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
59:54
March 13, 2022
(Debrief) "What happens when music happens?"
(Debrief) "What happens when music happens?"
“If the person is the answer, what is the question?” As therapists we are often seeking information and responses from the people we work with. But what happens if we shift the mindset? In this episode we engage in a thought provoking conversation with Paul Lauzon exploring elements of human connection within therapy and the various perspectives that we hold both inside and outside of the therapy space. Paul shares his journey and insights into our inquisitive nature, along with tangible elements and questions for us to consider along our journeys. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Paul's Links: - https://paullauzon.ca/
21:00
March 06, 2022
"What happens when music happens?" with Paul Lauzon
"What happens when music happens?" with Paul Lauzon
“If the person is the answer, what is the question?” As therapists we are often seeking information and responses from the people we work with. But what happens if we shift the mindset? In this episode we engage in a thought provoking conversation with Paul Lauzon exploring elements of human connection within therapy and the various perspectives that we hold both inside and outside of the therapy space. Paul shares his journey and insights into our inquisitive nature, along with tangible elements and questions for us to consider along our journeys. We invite you to share your thoughts and the reflective questions that come up for you. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Paul's Links: - https://paullauzon.ca/ -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
01:12:18
March 01, 2022
(Debrief) "The Value of Animal Song and Ecocentric Perspectives"
(Debrief) "The Value of Animal Song and Ecocentric Perspectives"
In this episode of the Able Voice Podcast Debrief, Kim and Hayley speak candidly about episode 2 of season 3 with guest Dr. Emily Doolittle. In the main episode Emily sheds light on the close connection between human life and that of the critters and world around us. She takes us deeper into the world of zoomusicology, animal song, and shares more about her musical and written work within that realm. Join us in this contemplative episode as we reflect on the interactions between animal and human sound, ecocentric community, colonialist considerations, and the relationship between music and nature. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Hayley Francis Cann Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Emily's Links: - emilydoolittle.com - https://composersedition.com/emilydoolittle/
12:20
February 20, 2022
"The Value of Animal Song and Ecocentric Perspectives" with Emily Doolittle
"The Value of Animal Song and Ecocentric Perspectives" with Emily Doolittle
Have you ever been mesmerized by the sound of a bird? Another animal? Nature? In this episode of the Able Voice Podcast we connect with Emily Doolittle, a Canadian composer, researcher, and zoomusicologist who sheds light on the close connection between human life and that of the critters and world around us. Emily takes us deeper into the world of zoomusicology, animal song, and shares more about her musical and written work within that realm. Join us in this contemplative episode as we reflect on the interactions between animal and human sound, ecocentric community, colonialist considerations, and the relationship between music and nature. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Emily's Links: - emilydoolittle.com - https://composersedition.com/emilydoolittle/ -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
53:26
February 13, 2022
(Debrief) "Clinical Fun & Embracing Life's Pivots"
(Debrief) "Clinical Fun & Embracing Life's Pivots"
This is the debrief for our first episode of Able Voice Season 3. In the episode we were joined by Stephanie Leavell of Music for Kiddos learned more about her music therapy journey, her company, and authentic style of practicing. As a highly passionate person Stephanie is no stranger to the concept of burnout. In this episode we hear of her connection to burnout, how it has impacted her current way of living, and a few key takeaways of her learnings that just might be helpful for the rest of us. Stephanie demonstrates and tells us of her approach to practicing, often referred to by her and mentors as “clinical fun” and shows us what can happen if we remain open to fun, embrace life’s pivots and listen intently to ourselves and the universe. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Stephanie's Links: Music For Kiddos - https://www.musicforkiddos.com/  Music For Kiddos Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/music_for_kiddos/ Music For Kiddos Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/musicforkiddos Music For Kiddos Podcast - Apple Podcasts The Shy Little Monster Book - https://www.musicforkiddos.com/book
25:34
February 06, 2022
"Clinical Fun & Embracing Life's Pivots" with Stephanie Leavell
"Clinical Fun & Embracing Life's Pivots" with Stephanie Leavell
In our first episode of Able Voice Season 3 we are joined by Stephanie Leavell of Music for Kiddos to go behind the scenes of her music therapy journey and how her company and authentic style of practicing came to be. As a highly passionate person Stephanie is no stranger to the concept of burnout. In this episode we hear of her connection to burnout, how it has impacted her current way of living, and a few key takeaways of her learnings that just might be helpful for the rest of us. Stephanie demonstrates and tells us of her approach to practicing, often referred to by her and mentors as “clinical fun” and shows us what can happen if we remain open to fun, embrace life’s pivots and listen intently to ourselves and the universe. Subscribe to the Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review and connect with us (@synergymusictherapy) to share your experiences and takeaways. Your voice is more than a melody! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 Stephanie's Links: Music For Kiddos - https://www.musicforkiddos.com/  Music For Kiddos Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/music_for_kiddos/ Music For Kiddos Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/musicforkiddos Music For Kiddos Podcast - Apple Podcasts The Shy Little Monster Book - https://www.musicforkiddos.com/book -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
58:48
January 30, 2022
(AVP Minisode) "Celebrating the In-Between Moments" with Hayley & Kim
(AVP Minisode) "Celebrating the In-Between Moments" with Hayley & Kim
SURPRISE!🎉 This minisode not only features a conversation with Hayley & Kim about the ways we honour and celebrate the in-between moments, but it also features a special announcement😁...   MORE STICKERS!🤗 All of our MT Stickers will be back up for sale on the Synergy Music Therapy website (www.synergymusictherapy.com) beginning October 25th, 2021 along with our new Seasons Sticker Sheets.  🍂☀️☔️❄️  The new sticker sheets feature seasonal stickers for Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring full of MT puns, music puns, holiday puns, and festive seasonal stickers. All of our sticker sale proceeds help to fund the Able Voice Podcast that will be entering it's 3rd season in January 2022!  Thank you so much to Santina's Sticker Box for helping to bring our vision to life & thank you to all of our listeners for being so supportive of this podcast. We hope to see you sporting your stickers real soon. 💛   Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@synergymusictherapy) to stay up to date on all our episode releases. Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Sign up for the Synergy MT newsletter: https://synergymusictherapy.com/newsletter -- The Able Voice Podcast is hosted by certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann (@mtahayley) and Kimberly Dolan (@mta.kimberly). Get in touch with Hayley and/or Kim by emailing contactsynergymt@gmail.com or visit www.synergymusictherapy.com.
18:21
October 24, 2021
"Bloopers & Season Closure" with Kim & Hayley
"Bloopers & Season Closure" with Kim & Hayley
That's a wrap! This is our last episode of season 2 and we're going out with a bang, a laugh, and a lot fo fun! We hope that you enjoy this short light hearted episode and remember to always embrace the authentic moments - imperfections and all.  Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@synergymusictherapy) to join the conversation. Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/able-voice-podcast/id1505215850 AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Purchase our sticker collections & the Summer sale here: https://synergymusictherapy.com/ Use code "SUMMER21" for an additional $5 off any purchase over $15 :)
11:10
August 15, 2021
"Vaccines Save Lives" with Tamara Leszner-Rovet
"Vaccines Save Lives" with Tamara Leszner-Rovet
Mamma Mia! Here we go again! Tamara Leszner-Rovet (@tpsmtstor) joins us on the podcast once more to catch-up and chat about all that has happened this year. We cover controversial topics such as the COVID-19 vaccination and what this means for the future of music therapy, dual relationships, self-care, and the power of community.  Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@synergymusictherapy) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Porcelain Doll Album: Learn more or Purchase Album
35:27
August 08, 2021
"Fostering New Relationships" with Hayley & Kim
"Fostering New Relationships" with Hayley & Kim
What a time in our history to be in a helping profession built on the foundation of establishing relationships! In this episode Kim & Hayley dig into the archives to chat and reflect on the ways we can be authentic and intentional within the therapeutic relationships we are building.  Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Learn more about Hayley's books: Mandy's Mom, The Music Therapist Mandy's Musical Mask Colouring Pages Support L'Arche Canada (here)
39:07
August 01, 2021
"Short & Sweet Synergy Chat" with Hayley & Kim
"Short & Sweet Synergy Chat" with Hayley & Kim
Introducing Synergy MT & Wellness Services! Synergy Music Therapy & Wellness Services was co-founded in June 2021 by board-certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. Now offering services in two locations (Bermuda & Kingston, ON), Synergy provides high quality music therapy services, wellness resources, and professional development opportunities for music therapists, interdisciplinary professionals and community members. Together, Hayley and Kim co-host this podcast - the Able Voice Podcast, have collections of music therapy stickers in collaboration with Santina’s Sticker Box, offer Sing It Girls™ programs, and are the proud co-founders of Synergy Music Therapy & Wellness Services. At Synergy we value your voice, your strengths, and your wellness. We are commitment to being an inclusive and accessible service. ✨Find us on social media @synergymusictherapy on Instagram and Facebook. ✨Email Us at contactsynergymt@gmail.com ✨Visit our website at www.synergymusictherapy.com
18:01
July 25, 2021
(Debrief) "Where are the male music therapists?"
(Debrief) "Where are the male music therapists?"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode titled "Where are the male music therapists" featuring 5 incredible music therapists. Listen to the FULL Episodes: part 1 with Dan Robinson and Stephen Tok & part 2 with Joel Klassen, Dan Bevan-Baker, and Danny Allen.  Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Find out more about Pursuit 365: https://freshmag.ca/category/pursuit-365/ and available on amazon (here) Find out more about Sing It Girls here.
35:41
July 18, 2021
"Where are the male music therapists?" (part 2) with Joel Klassen, Daniel Allen, & Dan Bevan-Baker
"Where are the male music therapists?" (part 2) with Joel Klassen, Daniel Allen, & Dan Bevan-Baker
Another Sunday, another meaningful conversation on the Able Voice Podcast! Building on our discussion of male experiences in the field of music therapy started in part one of this episode, we are grateful to continue the conversation with 3 more incredible music therapists. Join us to hear from Dan Bevan-Baker, Joel Klassen, and Danny Allen as they share about their journeys and insights on the topic. Subscribe to Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and comment below to share your experiences. Connect with us on social media (@synergymusictherapy) to extend the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Click here to visit the Synergy Store.
01:06:51
July 11, 2021
"Where are the male music therapists?" (part 1) with Stephen Tok & Dan Robinson
"Where are the male music therapists?" (part 1) with Stephen Tok & Dan Robinson
It’s no secret to us that there is a prominence of female music therapists in our field. Being the curious beings we are, we wanted to explore this more deeply to see our field from a different lens than our own and to open the space to the voices of the men currently working in the field of music therapy. In this special two part episode of the Able Voice Podcast we have connected with five wonderful music therapists who share with us their journey in the field as male identifying individuals. In this first part of the conversation we are joined by Stephen Tok and Daniel Robinson to share their outlook and to kick start the discussion! Stay tuned for part two of this episode coming next Sunday as we continue the conversation with Joel Klassen, Daniel Allen, Dan Bevan-Baker. Subscribe to Able Voice Podcast, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and comment below to share your experiences. Connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to extend the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Find out more about Synergy: https://www.synergymusictherapy.ca/
42:39
July 04, 2021
(Debrief) "People Together in Music"
(Debrief) "People Together in Music"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode titled "People Together in Music" featuring Nicola Oddy. Listen to the FULL Episode here. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Find out more about Sing It Girls here. Episode Links: We are all musicians (Ottawa): https://futurefunder.carleton.ca/giving-fund/we-are-all-musicians-waam-fund/ The Singing Field: http://www.nicolaoddy.com/environmental-vocal-exploration--the-singing-field.html Dylan Robinson “Hungry Listening” book “Critical Listening Positionality": https://www.amazon.com/Hungry-Listening-Indigenous-Americas-Robinson/dp/1517907691 Steven Feld “Acoustemology”: http://www.stevenfeld.net/articles Christopher Small “Musicking”: https://www.amazon.com/Musicking-Meanings-Performing-Listening-Culture/dp/0819522570
13:42
June 27, 2021
"People Together in Music" with Nicola Oddy
"People Together in Music" with Nicola Oddy
“We’re just people together in music.” 💜   We are thrilled to have the wonderful Nicola Oddy - music therapist, part time professor and instructor, supervisor, researcher, musician, and more -  join us for this episode of The Able Voice Podcast!   In this episode we discuss the deep connection of our voices to ourselves, others, and the world around us. Nicola shares about her journey and career as a Music Therapist, juggling her many hats, and the exciting docufilm she has been working on that was released earlier this year titled "The Singing Field." Subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and leave us a review to share your experience, tips, and affirmations. Connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to extend the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Find out more about Synergy: https://www.synergymusictherapy.ca/ Enter our Launch Giveaway: https://mailchi.mp/ec4c4b543c16/synergy-launch-giveaway  Episode Links: We are all musicians (Ottawa): https://futurefunder.carleton.ca/giving-fund/we-are-all-musicians-waam-fund/ The Singing Field: http://www.nicolaoddy.com/environmental-vocal-exploration--the-singing-field.html Dylan Robinson “Hungry Listening” book “Critical Listening Positionality": https://www.amazon.com/Hungry-Listening-Indigenous-Americas-Robinson/dp/1517907691 Steven Feld “Acoustemology”: http://www.stevenfeld.net/articles Christopher Small “Musicking”: https://www.amazon.com/Musicking-Meanings-Performing-Listening-Culture/dp/0819522570
52:48
June 20, 2021
BONUS. *New* MT-PC Pod-Courses! with a few of your favourite podcasters
BONUS. *New* MT-PC Pod-Courses! with a few of your favourite podcasters
In this episode we join Bonnie, Brian, Tricia, and Kate to talk all about the awesome pod-course we’ve created! You can find more information on the Music Therapy Podcast Collective (MT-PC) website. Want to get CMTE’s for listening to the show? Check out Music Therapy Podcast Collective online, on Instagram, and on Facebook to stay up to date on podcast based CMTE opportunities! Learn more about pod-courses: https://mtpodcastcollective.com/shop/ 
27:44
June 13, 2021
"Imposter Syndrome" with Hayley & Kim
"Imposter Syndrome" with Hayley & Kim
“They think I know more than I actually do”, “Am I supposed to be here?”, “I’m going to be found out”, “I’m such a fake”. Do any of these sound familiar? They certainly have for us in various moments of our lives. In this episode of the Able Voice Podcast, we talk about Imposter Syndrome, how it has shown up for us, and strategies and resources to support moving through it. You are in the spaces that you are for a reason. You are not alone. Your voice is able, let it be heard. Subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and leave us a review to share your experience, tips, and affirmations. Connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to extend the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Purchase our new sticker collection here  Register for upcoming Sing It Girls groups here Access 30-days of Wellness cues here
23:54
June 06, 2021
(Debrief) "Creative Business Models Panel" with special guest Alyssa Stone
(Debrief) "Creative Business Models Panel" with special guest Alyssa Stone
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode titled "Creative Business Models Panel" featuring seven incredible entrepreneurs. Listen to the Main Episode here or watch this debrief on Youtube here. For this very special debrief we are joined by Alyssa Stone of Dynamic Lynks! Alyssa is a Neurologic Music Therapist, Board Certified Music Therapist, music educator and yoga instructor. Her holistic approach, engaging expertise and determined drive have led to the reality of her life-long goal, running a  successful therapeutic centre for children, Dynamic Lynks. Alyssa's passion lies in celebrating neurodiversity and providing the best therapeutic services to help all individuals reach their fullest potential! Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Purchase our new sticker collection here Episode Links: www.dynamiclynks.com/community www.dynamiclynks.com/resources instagram.com/dynamiclynks instagram.com/alyssastone.co facebook.com/dynamiclynks youtube.com/c/dynamiclynks1
33:05
May 30, 2021
"Creative Business Models Panel" with the creators of Sing It Girls, Music Therapy Made Simple, ComMusicate, and Listen & Learn Music
"Creative Business Models Panel" with the creators of Sing It Girls, Music Therapy Made Simple, ComMusicate, and Listen & Learn Music
In this special panel episode of The Able Voice Podcast we hear from the creative minds behind four creative music therapy business models: Sing it Girls™, Listen & Learn Music, ComMusicate™, and Music Therapy Made Simple. Adrienne Pringle, Cathy Thompson, Rachel Rambach, Noreen Donnell, Haley Crane, Katie Fortino, and Candace Szymanski share with us their business origin stories and experiences as creative entrepreneurs in the field of music therapy. We loved hearing the stories and all of the tips, tricks and great perspectives of each of these incredible entrepreneurs! Let us know your takeaways and be sure to tune in to next week’s episode where we continue the conversation in our debrief series with one more creative business owner, Alyssa Stone of Dynamic Lynks. Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Purchase music therapy stickers here Episode Links: Connect with Adrienne and Cathy https://beyondthestudio.ca/sing-it-girls @beyondthestudiomusic cathy@beyondtheclassroom.ca Connect with the MTMS Team https://www.musictherapymadesimple.com/ Course: "Being Your Own Boss" @musictherapymadesimple musictherapymadesimple@gmail.com Connect with Noreen Donnell https://www.commusicate.info/ @commusicateworks info@musicbydesign.ca Connect with Rachel Rambach https://listenlearnmusic.com/ Book: "Innovative Income for Music Therapists"  @listenlearnmusic
01:10:00
May 23, 2021
(Debrief) "Asking questions that matter"
(Debrief) "Asking questions that matter"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode titled "Asking questions that matter" featuring Dr. Amy Clements-Cortés. Listen to the FULL Episode here. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Episode Links: World Federation of Music Therapy Amy's CMTE Courses: Groove Based Ukulele, Anti-Oppressive Practices, Supervision Basics, & Relationship completion at end of life. Learn more about Hayley's books: Mandy's Mom, The Music Therapist Mandy's Musical Mask Colouring Pages Support L'Arche Canada (here)
12:19
May 16, 2021
"Asking questions that matter" with Dr. Amy Clements-Cortés
"Asking questions that matter" with Dr. Amy Clements-Cortés
QTIP: Quit Taking It Personally! This is one of many nuggets of wisdom from Dr. Amy Clements-Cortés who joins us in this week’s episode of the Able Voice Podcast. In this episode, we dive back into the world of research! Dr. Clements-Cortés shares her journey and passion for the world of research, and takes us through the process of all that goes into research, from developing your question right through to publication. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Episode Links: World Federation of Music Therapy Amy's CMTE Courses: Groove Based Ukulele, Anti-Oppressive Practices, Supervision Basics, & Relationship completion at end of life. Learn more about Hayley's books: Mandy's Mom, The Music Therapist Mandy's Musical Mask Colouring Pages Support L'Arche Canada (here)
42:27
May 09, 2021
(Debrief) "Woodwind/Brass Panel"
(Debrief) "Woodwind/Brass Panel"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode titled "Woodwind/Brass Panel" featuring six incredible music therapists with expertise in this area. Listen to the FULL Episode here. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Main Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Episode Links: Learn more about Hayley's books (here) Watch this neat saxophone intervention for therapy use (here)
13:06
May 02, 2021
"Woodwind/Brass Panel" with six incredible music therapists
"Woodwind/Brass Panel" with six incredible music therapists
In this week's episode of The Able Voice Podcast we are joined by six incredible music therapists to talk all about using woodwind and Brass instruments throughout the therapeutic process. We talk about safe and effective use of single line instruments within co-therapy settings, sessions with one therapist, and online sessions. Thank you to our panelists: Jessica Nielsen primarily works with clients experiencing mental health struggles and uses a client-centred, music-centred approach in working with clients. She uses various flutes, her voice, the piano, guitar, drums and acoustic and electroacoustic composition to help her clients express themselves through music. Amelia Ballak's primary instrument is the tuba. She works with a variety of clients, including TBI, developmental delays, mental health, and geriatric care. Amelia is a certified music therapist and registered psychotherapist. Katelyn Beebe's professional interests include extraverbal communication in therapy, improvisational music therapy, and empowerment of clients to participate actively in directing their therapeutic journeys. Jody Speck works with older adults in long term care, adults with special needs and children with autism. Jody is passionate about using music to foster meaningful and authentic connection. Katelyn Wheaton is a dedicated self-learner, and an active flautist who enjoys utilizing her flute in her music therapy practice. Katelyn has experience working with all ages with various needs (including developmental delays, cerebral palsy and Autism), and individuals with dementia. Tori Zimmerman has practical experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, teenagers admitted to an inpatient behavioral health unit and mothers in the NICU at Riley Children’s Hospital, and individuals with other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Episode Links: “Inner Circle: The People of Classical Music (listen here) Porcelain Doll Album: Learn more or Purchase Album
01:14:01
April 25, 2021
(Debrief) "Powerfully Inquisitive"
(Debrief) "Powerfully Inquisitive"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode titled "Powerfully Inquisitive" with Dr. SarahRose Black. In this episode, Dr. SarahRose reminds us that great research starts with a really cool question!🤓 She helps us to rethink all the fears we may have around pursuing research and positively reframe the journey it takes to publish an article. She shares details about the CJMT submission process, along with the importance of mentorship, asking questions, collaboration & nurturing your ideas throughout the research process. Listen to the FULL Episode here. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Episode Links: Pulse Music Media: (Dr. Black's project linking music performances to narratives of music and health) & (The Art of Improvisation) More info about the journal: https://www.musictherapy.ca/publications/journal/ Twitter: @sarahroseblack Porcelain Doll Album: Learn more or Purchase Album
09:12
April 18, 2021
"Powerfully Inquisitive" with Dr. SarahRose Black
"Powerfully Inquisitive" with Dr. SarahRose Black
Great research starts with a really cool question!🤓 As music therapists it’s important for us to stay up to date with the research and literature in our field. Do you have the research bug? Or does the mere mention of research make your heart race & make you retreat? In this conversation, Dr. SarahRose helps us to rethink all the fears we may have around pursuing research and positively reframe the journey it takes to publish an article. She shares details about the CJMT submission process, along with the importance of mentorship, asking questions, collaboration & nurturing your ideas throughout the research process. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Episode Links: Pulse Music Media: (Dr. Black's project linking music performances to narratives of music and health) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzK4ykJ7eVCA88X-moWp-wA More info about the journal: https://www.musictherapy.ca/publications/journal/ Twitter: @sarahroseblack Pursuit 365: https://freshmag.ca/category/pursuit-365/ and available on amazon (here)
33:55
April 11, 2021
(Debrief) "Online Marketing & Branding"
(Debrief) "Online Marketing & Branding"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode titled "Explaining Music Therapy" with Nicole Moore of Aspire Music Therapy (@aspiremusictherapy). In this episode, Nicole shares about her passion for branding & marketing, and the impact that building an online community has had on her business. Nicole also shares some great tools that you can make use of to up your marketing game, no matter what stage of your career you are in.  Listen to the FULL Episode here Watch the Youtube version of this debrief episode here  Let us know your thoughts and takeaways, and/or send us your elevator pitch! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation.  AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).  Pursuit 365: https://freshmag.ca/category/pursuit-365/ and available on amazon (here) Connect with Nicole:  Branding 101 Self-Study Course (HERE)  Email - nicole@aspiremusictherapy.com  Website - www.aspiremusictherapy.com
10:09
April 10, 2021
"Online Marketing & Branding" with Nicole Moore
"Online Marketing & Branding" with Nicole Moore
In this episode we are joined by Nicole Moore of Aspire Music Therapy! Nicole shares about her passion for branding & marketing, and the impact that building an online community has had on her business. Nicole also shares some great tools that you can make use of to up your marketing game, no matter what stage of your career you are in. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Check out our Music Therapy Stickers here. Episode Links: Branding 101 Self-Study Course (HERE) Email - nicole@aspiremusictherapy.com Website - www.aspiremusictherapy.com
43:37
April 10, 2021
(Debrief) "Explaining Music Therapy" with special guest Bonnie Houpt-Siniard
(Debrief) "Explaining Music Therapy" with special guest Bonnie Houpt-Siniard
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode titled "Explaining Music Therapy" featuring special clips from friends, family, and colleagues. In this debrief, we are also joined by special guest Bonnie Houpt-Siniard of Rhythmic Roots Music Services LLC to share all of our thoughts about this episode.  Listen to the FULL Episode here Watch the Youtube version of this debrief episode here Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Put your thoughts in the chat & leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here Check out our Music Therapy Stickers here.
24:12
March 21, 2021
"Explaining Music Therapy" with special clips from family, friends and colleagues
"Explaining Music Therapy" with special clips from family, friends and colleagues
How many times have you been asked “What is Music Therapy?”....We lost count too! Within our role as music therapists, we often have to advocate, educate, or share details about what exactly it is we do..often in a very short period of time! In this episode of Able Voice Podcast we dig into the concept of our ‘music therapy elevator pitches’ which is especially relevant this month as we celebrate music therapy awareness month! You’ll hear from Hayley and I, but you’ll also hear from other music therapists, health care professionals, family, friends, and allies, as we share a variety of speeches and explanations from these diverse perspectives. Let us know your thoughts and takeaways, and/or send us your elevator pitch! Don’t forget to subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Check out our Music Therapy Stickers here. 
33:34
March 14, 2021
(Debrief) "Networking, Job Hunting, & Youtube, OH MY!"
(Debrief) "Networking, Job Hunting, & Youtube, OH MY!"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode with Megan Aslanian titled "Networking, Job Hunting & Youtube, OH MY!"   Listen to the FULL Episode here Listen to the Youtube version of this episode here  Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Put your thoughts in the chat & leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com)   You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here  Learn more about Sing It Girls: here Sign up for upcoming programs: https://forms.gle/dfqWLLeMApDb4oGK9  Megan's links: The Poor Doctor YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdkaN15iMt8ov888jLbgqnQ The Poor Doctor Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thepoordoctor?lang=en Megan's Instagram (here)
12:02
March 07, 2021
"Networking, Job Hunting, & Youtube, OH MY!" with Megan Aslanian
"Networking, Job Hunting, & Youtube, OH MY!" with Megan Aslanian
Calling all music therapy students, interns, and job hunters! Megan Aslanian joins us for this episode to talk about her journey to landing her dream internship and her dream job. Megan leaves us with 3 big tips: reflect/be honest, develop your brand, and make connections! Subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Learn more about Sing It Girls: here and here Sign up for upcoming programs: https://forms.gle/dfqWLLeMApDb4oGK9 Megan's links: The Poor Doctor YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdkaN15iMt8ov888jLbgqnQ The Poor Doctor Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thepoordoctor?lang=en Megan's Instagram (here) 
41:12
February 28, 2021
(Debrief) "Navigating the Music Therapist Career Path"
(Debrief) "Navigating the Music Therapist Career Path"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode with Bonnie Houpt-Siniard titled "Navigating the Music Therapist Career Path." Watch the Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqnpZgBSSjo Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Put your thoughts in the chat & leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here: https://mtahayley.com/products/donate-to-able-voice-podcast Learn more about Sing It Girls: here and here Sign up for upcoming programs: https://forms.gle/dfqWLLeMApDb4oGK9 Learn more about Bonnie: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rhythmicrootsmusicservices/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rhythmicrootsmusicservices Website - http://rhythmicrootsmusicservices.org/  Blogposts with accessibility tips: > https://rhythmicrootsmusicservices.org/blog/online-accessibility > https://rhythmicrootsmusicservices.org/blog/online-accessibility-alt-text-and-instagram-story-captions
12:13
February 21, 2021
"Navigating the Music Therapist Career Path" with Bonnie Houpt-Siniard
"Navigating the Music Therapist Career Path" with Bonnie Houpt-Siniard
We all have our unique Music Therapy journey’s and here at Able Voice Podcast we love hearing, celebrating, and sharing each of these beautiful stories. In this episode we are joined by Bonnie Houpt-Siniard of Rhythmic Roots Music Services LLC who shares all about her experience and insights into navigating the music therapist career path. This conversation explores a wide range of topics from how to recognize and cope with burnout, to understanding your values and career needs. Bonnie even shares some great resources on how to make your social media more accessible. Subscribe to Able Voice Podcast and connect with us on social media (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) to join the conversation. AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Episode edited by: Sebastian Vaillancourt (vaillancourtsebastian@gmail.com) Learn more about Sing It Girls: here and here Sign up for upcoming programs: https://forms.gle/dfqWLLeMApDb4oGK9 Bonnie's links: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rhythmicrootsmusicservices/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rhythmicrootsmusicservices Website - http://rhythmicrootsmusicservices.org/  Blogposts with accessibility tips:  > https://rhythmicrootsmusicservices.org/blog/online-accessibility > https://rhythmicrootsmusicservices.org/blog/online-accessibility-alt-text-and-instagram-story-captions
51:16
February 14, 2021
(Debrief) "Music connections that make a difference"
(Debrief) "Music connections that make a difference"
This debrief covers Hayley and Kim's thoughts about the Able Voice Podcast episode with Daria Marmalik-Hajioannou titled "Music connections that make a difference."    Watch the Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ulw3yPX2BU Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Put your thoughts in the chat & leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly))!   AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).   You can support the podcast through a gifted donation here: https://mtahayley.com/products/donate-to-able-voice-podcast  Learn more about Daria:    DARIA's Artist Website With Free Crafts and Teacher Resources -  http://www.dariamusic.com  The Music Museum Online - https://www.youtube.com/c/MusicMuseumOnline  DARIA’s Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/DariaMusic  Daria’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dariaworldmusicgal/  DARIA’s TPT site - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/World-Music-With-Daria  DARIA on SPOTIFY - https://open.spotify.com/artist/1k4iy6jZrQiycnfNjYlU3c
35:38
February 07, 2021
"Music connections that make a difference" with Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou
"Music connections that make a difference" with Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. We are excited to release this episode with Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. Daria is a world music children’s songwriter and performer in the USA and around the world, creating music to inspire all the world’s children. 🧡🎙️✨ In this episode we talk all about music connections that make a difference. From Daria's experience traveling the world🌎 and learning about world music🎶 to using recycled materials♻️ and becoming self-aware about the impact we have on others (and the impact others have on us)! 🤝 Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)! AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music). Daria’s Links: DARIA's Artist Website With Free Crafts and Teacher Resources -  http://www.dariamusic.com The Music Museum Online - https://www.youtube.com/c/MusicMuseumOnline DARIA’s Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/DariaMusic Daria’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dariaworldmusicgal/ DARIA’s TPT site - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/World-Music-With-Daria DARIA on SPOTIFY - https://open.spotify.com/artist/1k4iy6jZrQiycnfNjYlU3c
55:03
January 31, 2021
"What would I do if I wasn't afraid?" with Jay Fillion
"What would I do if I wasn't afraid?" with Jay Fillion
"If you're already a music therapist you do have the skills to get the best out of the client and make the project happen" In this week’s episode of Able Voice Podcast we are joined by Jay Fillion to talk a little bit about the world of music technology. Jay shared a bit of his musical journey from how he has always engaged with music and songwriting, to his work within corrections, to how he is connecting with music tech and recording since retiring. Jay Fillion has recently retired after a varied 28+ year career in the criminal justice field, primarily as a counsellor and program facilitator. During his career, a highlight was helping to start a music program with the incarcerated women at Grand Valley Institution for Women. Since then, Jay has been exploring the world of recording, producing, and living life with the saying, “what would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” We hope this episode provides you with some tools and insights to support your own journeys, and helps encourage you to set aside some of your hesitations and jump right in! What would you do if you weren't afraid? We want to hear from you so join the conversation and let us know! Please consider leaving us a review and rating us on Apple Podcast and don’t forget to subscribe to your preferred podcast app to stay up to date on new releases! Your voice is more than a melody. Join us in planting seeds in a growing field. Show links: http://www.basementworldstudio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/basementworldstudio “Who moved my cheese?” by Spencer Johnson @Kimberlydawnmusic AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).
45:46
October 11, 2020
"How To Start A Private Practice" (Mini Panel) with Miya Adout, Mackenzie Costron, & Danielle Nicholls
"How To Start A Private Practice" (Mini Panel) with Miya Adout, Mackenzie Costron, & Danielle Nicholls
Welcome back to another episode of Able Voice Podcast with Hayley and Kim. In this episode we are excited to introduce three guest panelists to share useful tips and insights about starting a private practice. Miya Adout founded Miya Music Therapy in 2015 based on her vision to improve patient quality of life in healthcare settings throughout Ontario. Miya is a graduate of Concordia University where she received a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies after having completed a BA in Cultural Studies. Miya works with individuals of all ages and abilities including with parents and infants, adolescents with autism, and seniors living with dementia. Miya is passionate about educating the public about the impact of music therapy through engaging presentations and workshops. Miya also sits on the board of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario, provides business coaching to healthcare entrepreneurs, and has created Connect 2 Music Therapy, an online global magazine for music therapists. When she's not providing music therapy or business coaching, Miya enjoys spending time with her toddler, spending time in nature, and practicing photography!Mackenzie Costron’s journey is shaped through work as a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) where she uses music and storytelling to bring hope, love and light into people’s lives. Mackenzie is also grateful to be the Owner and Founder of Find Your Voice Music Therapy with locations in Katarokwi/ Kingston, Ontario and K’jipuktuk/ Halifax, Nova Scotia. There she works with a team of heart-centered therapists where they strive to unite in love, hold safe space, and empower community. Mackenzie is beyond grateful to be in loving service as Co-Founder of Costron + Co alongside Jacquie Costron. Her training as a Licensed Heart Centered Facilitator and Fire Starter Sessions Facilitator, through Danielle Laporte, informs her work. She is passionate about supporting individuals through the development of their therapeutic, creative, health, wellness business. To shine their beautiful light and share their gifts with community.Danielle Nicholls, BMT, MTA, is the owner and operator of Dolce Music Therapy, and is an accredited music therapist in good standing with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. She completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2016, where she studied voice. She graduated with Honours-with Distinction, and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she completed her internship in the Hamilton/Burlington area, focusing on music therapy in palliative/hospice care, and long-term care settings. Since moving to Ottawa in 2017, she has been continuing to work with seniors and adults in mental health and dementia care. Using a client-centered and music-centered approach, Danielle incorporates her vocal training and guitar skills to focus on clients’ abilities and meeting them in the moment. She is passionate about using music to help people connect with each other and themselves.We are excited for you to dive into this insightful discussion answering the following questions: What skills and tools are useful when transitioning from a creative mindset to a business/entrepreneur mindset? Can both mindsets still co-exist? Why is it important to understand your professional identity when deciding to start a private practice? What advice might you give people afraid of taking the step to start their own private practice? What have you learned during that experience? Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud...
36:10
September 27, 2020
"We Can't Do It All" (Interdisciplinary Relationships) with Stacy Jowett
"We Can't Do It All" (Interdisciplinary Relationships) with Stacy Jowett
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. We are excited to release this episode with Stacy Jowett. Stacy has been practicing in the field of recreation therapy for over 20 years primarily serving individuals living with mental health issues and living with dementia. Recently, to add to her therapeutic recreation education she received her B.A with a concentration in Gerontology and has also begun taking courses in end of life care. Interprofessional collaboration has always been an important aspect of Stacy’s service delivery as she believes that when professionals from different backgrounds support individuals together greater outcomes can be achieved which can be empowering and powerful for the service recipient. We’re grateful for the interdisciplinary relationship we have built with Stacy over the past few years, because as she mentions in this episode - WE CAN’T DO IT ALL! Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).
28:55
September 13, 2020
"Brave Spaces" with Sarah Bell
"Brave Spaces" with Sarah Bell
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. We are excited to release this episode with Sarah Bell. Sarah is based in Saint John, southern New Brunswick. She recently finished a five year term, at the end of June 2020, with Arpeggio Music Therapy services. Sarah is a graduate of Concordia University, where she received a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy after having completed a BHons. in Music Education and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Sarah has worked with a variety of clientele from infants, newcomers from diverse backgrounds, people living with mental illness and those living with dementia. Sarah sits on the Atlantic Association of Music Therapy as the Membership Chair and is a founding member of the Equity Advisory Council to the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. She is passionate about social justice and enjoys spending time at L’Arche, a community for people with various intellectual abilities. Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).
42:02
August 30, 2020
"Life in a Pandemic" (Podcast in a Park Series)
"Life in a Pandemic" (Podcast in a Park Series)
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. We are excited to release this second episode in our Podcast in a Park series. It's so great to be connected outside at a safe distance to record this episode for you. As we sit outside and talk about life in a pandemic, you may hear various sounds in the environment around us. We hope this adds to your experience while listening!Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).
25:23
August 16, 2020
"Bloopers"
"Bloopers"
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In honor of this, our 10th episode, we wanted to celebrate with something special! A bloopers episode! You read that right... a bloopers episode. Hopefully this makes you laugh just as much as it did us. Why would we decide to do this to ourselves? As music therapists, we learn to embrace the unconventional moments, the silly moments, the unexpected moments AND view them not as failures or distractions but as opportunities to tap into our humanity. So, we invite you to let loose with us during this episode because we are all in need of a good laugh.Let us know how you enjoyed this episode. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!AVP Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).We do not own any of the rights to the following audio clips:"The Little Mermaid - Part Of Your World (Karaoke Version)" posted by Sing King on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnWKoEATxh8"Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott - A Whole New World (Karaoke Version)" posted by Sing King on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hwpLK7CWVM
11:40
August 02, 2020
"Toning" (Podcast in a Park Series)
"Toning" (Podcast in a Park Series)
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In this episode we talk about and actively engage in toning. We decided to visit a park to record this episode and so, the sound quality may not be the best. We encourage you to put in your headphones and join us along this melodic journey. Let us know how you enjoyed this toning experience. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a review and rating on your podcast app. Also, if you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!Theme Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).Beatboxing Soundclip by: Lovell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeTgQXPB4bY&list=PLu3jtoRY-KlpfB0MfsYTUOKAg9kSILh29)
10:17
July 19, 2020
"Identity"
"Identity"
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In this episode we talk about identity. This is a big topic that has many layers. We have both discovered, along our journeys, pieces of our identities as human beings that correlate with our professional identities and pieces that do not. This episode of AVP was recorded before the escalation of recent world events surrounding the targeted police brutality and oppression of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). However, we challenge you to further consider how the factors of your intersectionality - including race, sexuality, age, level of education, ability, religion, gender identity, nationality, etc. - relate to your identity as a music therapist. We challenge you to think about the parts of your whole self that tangibly transfer into your identity as a music therapist. We would love to hear from you! If you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram(@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).Purchase your copy of Mandy's Mom, The Music Therapist Book - https://mtahayley.com/collections/all
26:28
July 05, 2020
"Music Therapy, Reiki, & Social Justice" with Daiva Paskauskas
"Music Therapy, Reiki, & Social Justice" with Daiva Paskauskas
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In this episode we talk with Daiva Paskauskas of Harmonia Music Therapy in Toronto, ON. Daiva is a certified music therapist and Reiki practitioner. During our chat, we learn more about the ways Reiki can be used within a music therapy setting. We also talk hope - hope for the future of this profession, hope for more diversity & social justice.We challenge you to think about how you create an anti-oppressive environment professionally and personally. Be sure to let us know your thoughts after listening. We would love to hear from you.If you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram(@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).Connect with Daiva: > www.harmoniamusictherapy.com> @harmoniamusictherapy (instagram)> Harmonia Music Therapy (facebook)> harmoniamusictherapy@gmail.com Links mentioned in this episode:> @clarekenty (instagram for Reiki Coach)> https://www.medicinalmelodiesllc.com/ (Jenna Bollard-Markovitz MTBC practicing MT and Reiki in LA)
30:24
June 21, 2020
"Creating Safe Space"
"Creating Safe Space"
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In this episode we talk about creating safe space and the importance that holds within the therapeutic relationship.This episode of AVP was recorded before the escalation of recent world events surrounding the targeted police brutality and oppression of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). However, we still think this is an important topic to present this week. It might be more important to hear now than ever before.We challenge you to think about how you create safe and diverse spaces within your workplace, within your homes, and within your practice. Be sure to let us know your thoughts after listening. We would love to hear from you.If you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram(@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).
19:30
June 07, 2020
"Closure"
"Closure"
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In this episode we talk about closure - a topic that music therapists have plenty of theory about during the course of study. However, sometimes closure isn't always as neat and tidy as we might hope it to be. In this episode we explore how we navigate closure or, in some cases, lack of, both for our clients and for ourselves. We talk about the unique situation COVID-19 has placed us in and the state of pause it has placed on some of our relationships with facilities and clients. This is a topic that has the capacity to go much deeper and we want to hear from you! Take a listen, let us know your thoughts, and maybe even share some tips! If you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram(@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)!Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).
25:42
May 24, 2020
"Dual Relationships" with Tamara Leszner-Rovet
"Dual Relationships" with Tamara Leszner-Rovet
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In this episode we talk about dual relationships with certified music therapist Tamara Leszner-Rovet. Tamara is the owner of Tamara's piano studio & music therapy services (@tpsmtstor) which specializes in working with children and adolescents with neurological disorders and developmental delays. In addition to this role as a clinical music therapist, Tamara is also a mother to a young child with special needs. We talk all about the challenges and triumphs of navigating this dual role and the professional and personal lessons Tamara has learned along the way. If you enjoy this episode and would like to hear more from us, please subscribe to Able Voice podcast and visit us on instagram(@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly)! Music by: Christopher Mouchette. Follow him on instagram (@cmouchette_) and Soundcloud (Chris Mouchette - https://soundcloud.com/chris-mouchette/able-voice-podcast-music).
35:01
May 10, 2020
"Self-Care"
"Self-Care"
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with certified music therapists Hayley Francis Cann and Kimberly Dolan. In this episode we talk about self-care and why this is so important to make time for in a helping profession. We cannot pour from an empty cup. It's so important to figure out what works for you and to do what fills your cup so that you can be the best version of you possible. Visit us on instagram (@mtahayley & @mta.kimberly) and let us know what you do to self-care!
23:27
April 26, 2020
"Community"
"Community"
Welcome back to Able Voice Podcast with Hayley and Kim! In this episode we talk about community and the influence community has within different contexts. Join our Able Voice Community by connecting with us on instagram @mtahayley & @mta.kimberly. We would love to hear from you and share in your unique perspective.
15:03
April 12, 2020
"Journey, Journey, Journey" (Introducing Hayley & Kim)
"Journey, Journey, Journey" (Introducing Hayley & Kim)
In this first episode we talk about our individual journeys to becoming certified music therapists. We also talk about the similarities and differences between our paths and the various options aspiring music therapists have for pursuing a career in music therapy. Join the conversation by connecting with us on instagram @mtahayley & @mta.kimberly. This is only the beginning! Subscribe to this podcast to hear more episodes from us.
24:17
March 29, 2020