Transforming lives through music


About Me

I am a music therapy practitioner, educator, and researcher with over 30 years of experience working in Canada and the United States.

Research & Clinical Interests: 

I specialize in work with survivors of violence, people with disabilities, and in palliative care, with current research interests in Feminist Music Therapy and Community Music Therapy

Speaking Engagements:

I speak regularly nationally and internationally on issues related to my research and clinical interests. Most recently I highlight findings from my book, "Music for Women (Survivors of Violence)" on how women can use music/music therapy to recover from the harm of abuse, break free and empower themselves.


I have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals & scholarly and pop books.

Available now:

"Music for Women (Survivors of Violence): A Feminist Music Therapy Interactive eBook" (Barcelona Publishers)


Research Connections

IMPACTS: A $2.5 million SSHRC multidisciplinary research partnership to address sexual violence against women on university campuses across Canada and internationally. I serve on the research team examining the role and influence of arts and pop culture/music on male violence against women.

A group of creative arts therapies researchers working together to enhance understanding of the role of the arts in health & wellness.

Understanding violence against women, its impact on health, and the role of music/music therapy in addressing issues at both the individual & societal level.


1997 / PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies - Music Therapy - Feminist Therapy

Concordia University

1982 / MA, Music Therapy

Florida State University

1978 / B. Music

McGill University

Professional Credentials

Music Therapist-Board Certified, CBMT

Music Therapist Accredited, CAMT


Contact Me

Concordia University

Creative Arts Therapies Department

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

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