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About Us

JB Music Therapy (JBMT) is a music therapy consulting company and private practice founded in Calgary, Alberta. Founded in 1991, JBMT has empowered thousands of individuals through evidence-based music therapy services, programs, and resources. Our Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) bring a comprehensive approach that re-imagines a new era in healthcare that elevates music as a cornerstone of healthcare, education, and corporate wellness.

Our ultimate vision is to bring meaningful change to the lives of every individual, organization and audience we serve – catering to a broad range of goals and most notably strengthening mental health, rehabilitation, and general well-being.

JB Music Therapy is a company that empowers and connects every person to their best self regardless of circumstance. We champion music therapy through excellence in clinical practice and public education, transforming lives one note at a time.

Our Primary Services

 JB Music Therapy welcomes new clients all year round.

Where We Work

JBMT works with many large and complex healthcare organizations including hospitals, continuing care facilities, group homes, day programs and schools.  Learn more here.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we work and serve on traditional territories, meeting grounds, and homes for many Indigenous Peoples.  For this, we are honoured.

We are based in Calgary, Alberta – Treaty 7 Territory, Canada.

Core Value 

Our core value is rooted in connection. Connection to music, connection to the therapeutic process, connection to our clients and their families, connection to our agency partners,  and the team’s connection to one another.


Although not covered by basic health care plans, music therapy services may be covered by some extended health programs and insurance plans. Contact your employer or insurance provider to inquire about MT services and coverage.

The Beginning

JB Music Therapy (JBMT) served its first client on the second Friday of September in 1991.

Company Ownership

JBMT is a business corporation, owned by Jennifer Buchanan. She has been the sole owner since the company’s inception in 1991.  JB Music Therapy was incorporated in 2005.


Community Impact Award Nomination, Chamber of Commerce (3 years)

Professional Care Award, Canadian Mental Health Association

Lighthouse Award, Calgary Board of Education

Garry McKinnon Award, Golden Hills Regional School Division