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Online Music Therapy

Online Music Therapy

A great choice for if you need to stay at home, have mobility issues, or live outside of the Calgary area and would still like to work with one of our certified music therapists. Group and Individual sessions available.

Our Major Service Areas

We most often partner with individuals, families, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and charities.

Our Signature Group Programs

A great choice for if you need to stay at home, have mobility issues, or live outside of the Calgary area and would still like to work with one of our certified music therapists. Group and Individual sessions available.

MEMORY LANE CHORUS AND FRIENDS

MEMORY LANE CHORUS AND FRIENDS
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Memory Lane Chorus is a choir that brings together people living with dementia and their care partners, family members, and friends to sing in a chorus that fosters joy, well-being, purpose, and community connection. Singing can improve brain activity, well-being, and mood. No prior singing experience required!

FUNDRUM

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Fall Special – $99 for 14 weeks or UNLIMITED Sessions for only $199!

For You. Your Family. Your Friends!!! If you are feeling you need a space to drum this is THE space. Bring your drum, a pot or a pan, an empty garbage can, or sticks for the coffee table. Let’s just drum. Together. Online.

Word from the Founder

Jennifer’s company JB Music Therapy has been instrumental in the implementation of hundreds of music therapy programs throughout Canada for almost 30 years and has been thrice nominated for the Community Impact Award by the Chamber of Commerce. Jennifer is the recipient of the two most prestigious Canadian music therapy lifetime service awards: the Franni Award and the Norma Sharpe Award.

Author of two Award Winning Books Wellness Incorporated and Tune In.

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What We Hear from People

How miraculous it is to witness the benefits that music therapy can bring. The mysteries of the mind and the power of music combined is an incredible therapeutic tool to reach those who can be reached in virtually no other way.

Denise Donlon

General Manager-Much Music

Executive Director-CBC

Jennifer is a great story teller who effectively captures moments, making them fresh to the imagination.

The Rebecca Review

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Jennifer has introduced me to the miracles that music therapy can perform. She has through her work touched many people in ways that could only be accomplished with both her special gift and her music.  I’ve seen the beauty that can arise in the hearts of those who can not be reached by other types of therapy and yet they respond to the magic of music. Thank you Jennifer for giving me and all those that have had the benefit of your work one of the most heart-warming experiences of my life.

Don Felder

Lead Guitarist

the Eagles

Music is the topic, but connecting meaningfully to self and others is at the core.

Jennifer Buchanan

President

JB Music Therapy

Jennifer’s professionalism is truly outstanding. The only thing that outshines it is her capacity to understand what others need, and then proceed to provide it for them in exactly the way they need it, using language that makes sense to them.  She has a rare combination of business acumen coupled with an innate sense of how to help others succeed. I recommend Jennifer’s work as a speaker, facilitator and professional whole heartedly. Once this woman touches your life, you’ll never forget her.

Dr. Sarah Eaton

I had the privilege of attending Jennifer Buchanan’s entire Tune Into Business series and could not be more grateful for the continuous guidance, mentorship, and learning provided through these classes.  The amount of passion, care, and inspiration that Jennifer pours into these sessions is infectious.  I would highly recommend these classes to any therapist thinking about or currently in private practice.

MacKenzie Costron

Business Owner

Jennifer shares her experience and expertise in a way that is both encouraging and inspiring!   The key messages that I will take away will help me to stay focused on providing great service to all of the clients that I serve – I have already started putting Jennifer’s wise advice into acting when interfacing with my current network (aka my hairdresser!) by ASKing clearly for what I need.  I would recommend this course to therapists, educators and any other service based business provider!

Adrienne Pringle

Business Owner

Jennifer’s “Tune into Business” classes were very informative as well as engaging. They provided many useful strategies that I look forward to continue implementing into my business. I appreciated Jennifer’s openness, warmth, guidance, and passion. 

Christine MacIsaac

Business Owner

“The music we use, and how we respond to the music in our life, is unique to everyone regardless of age, ability or health status. When used intentionally, and guided by a Music Therapist, music can help reduce stress, access long forgotten memories or help you cope with life’s challenges. JB Music Therapy offers Canadians a unique experience, and from all accounts in both science and experience, one that can enhance every person’s overall health.”   

Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA

Owner

JB Music Therapy

Thanks again for hosting a virtual music therapy session. Everyone really enjoyed it last Thursday and it meant so much for everyone to reconnect and make music together again! Here are some words of encouragement from the dad of one of the participants: “I want to commend you for the music therapy session that started yesterday online. It was amazing what this did for Thomas’ joy level. He came away energized. Being in touch with his community meant so much to him!”

Thomas' Dad

At a neurobiological level, music that provokes peak experiences stimulates neural reward and emotion systems similar to those that are activated by drugs of abuse. 

 

Blood & Zatorre (2001). Intensely pleasurable responses to music correlate with activity in the brain regions implicated in reward and emotion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2001; Vol. 98:11818–23.

 

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Music Therapy with children is built on the premise that from infancy, children can feel a strong sense of belonging and connectedness through music while also being empowered/inspired to develop new learning (brain development).

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“Music may be experienced in a more compelling fashion than standard dialogue because music stimulates a combination of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic associations.” 

Miller, E. (1994). Musical Intervention in Family Therapy. Music Therapy 1994,Vol 12, No. 2, 39-57. 

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Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 per cent and depression by up to 25 per cent. It can also make people feel more in control of their pain and less disabled by their condition. Researchers carried out a controlled clinical trial with sixty people, dividing them into two music groups and a control group. They found that people who listened to music for an hour every day for a week reported improved physical and psychological symptoms compared to the control group.The participants, who had an average age of 50, were recruited from pain and chiropractic clinics in Ohio, USA. They had been suffering from a range of painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis, for an average of six and a half years. 

Sandra L Siedlecki, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, and Marion Good, Case Western University, Ohio. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Volume 54.5, pages 553 to 562.

In 2009, researchers led by Lauren K. King of the Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario, found that short-term use of vibroacoustic therapy with Parkinson’s disease patients led to improvements in symptoms, including less rigidity and better walking speed with bigger steps and reduced tremors (NeuroRehabilitation, December, 2009).

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