Music Care Training Program


What if you could develop effective, meaningful approaches to use music in your own caregiving context?
The Music Care Training is a 3-level program that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding. Students learn about the positive and adverse power of music in care; they practice musical skills and build confidence using them; and they develop their own approach to making music a part of their care communities.
This baseline training is suitable for allied health care providers, family and volunteer caregivers, musicians, teachers and any other community members who would like to increase their knowledge /practical applications of music in care.

Register Now.. Music Care Certificate Program

"I have, in the 2 days since the workshop, found an opportunity to use the training several times. One resident in particular had just come out of a showering experience that had put her into a state of sobbing, shivering, rocking, crying and moaning shock. I was able to use the call and response, the humming, the singing and the breathing to calm her and lull her to sleep. Without your training I may have been at a loss as I have never seen this resident so upset. Thank you much for giving me the knowledge and confidence to use music care." Rhonda Bowman, Ancaster, ON, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator, Chartwell

Level 1 will prepare you to:

  • Understand the basic principles of music in care
  • Gain confidence using specific music care techniques
  • Develop a strategic plan for a music care program in personalized context

 Level 2 will prepare you to:

  • Build music strategies that are directly applicable to your care setting
  • Increase your knowledge of research in music care domain areas
  • Develop awareness of music’s role within the circle of care
  • (Pre-requisite: Level 1)

 Level 3 will prepare you to:

  • Develop advocacy skills in to optimize music care delivery in personalized context
  • Develop practical music-related skills for optimizing music care delivery
  • Develop deeper insight into personal connection to music
  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate music care experiences and/or public speaking
  • (Pre-requisite: Level 1 and 2)

Courses are held across Canada and the US in our various geographic hubs. Sign up for one near you!


Interested in bringing the training to your organization? Different packages are available.  Contact Deb Bartlett to discuss course-hosting opportunities.  Email, or call 905-852-2499 to learn about different packages for private onsite training.