Adapting Your Practice to Online Music Therapy (with Zoom)

A workshop offered by the National Music Therapy Institute in partnership with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person services ceased – and some abruptly.

Professionals can consider offering their services while not being on-site, but many are hesitant, not knowing how to transition online, and still offer quality music therapy services.

This workshop was developed to demystify Online Music Therapy and help you adapt your practice.

Offered on Zoom, the 2.5-hour workshop addresses technical and clinical considerations and includes a detailed handbook that will be shared in advance, with the Zoom invitation.

You will learn about topics such as:

  • – choosing an appropriate location

  • – lighting

  • – camera – position and angle

  • – internet access, security, and confidentiality

  • – optimizing sound

  • – features on Zoom useful to music therapy

  • – inviting participants to a Zoom meeting

  • – your first session on Zoom

  • – choice of musical instruments

  • – addressing sound lag (latency)

  • – active music-making

  • – receptive music experiences

  • – group sessions

The transition to online services certainly presents important challenges, but also opens up new opportunities for our profession: music therapy becomes more easily accessible for people with limited mobility or living in areas where no music therapist is available. 


Dan Misha Goldman, MTA

Dan Misha Goldman is a certified music therapist (MTA) who works primarily with children and adolescents with psychosocial needs. Dan also has an affinity for working in end of life care.

He received his Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy from Concordia University and is currently completing his Master’s research, which focuses on integrating mindfulness-oriented approaches into music therapy practice.

Under contract with the National Music Therapy Institute, Dan developed the « Adapting your practice to Online Music Therapy (with Zoom) » workshop and has been offering it to music therapists since September 2020

Open to: Clinical CAMT members (MTAs, Interns and Students).

Cost: $60.00 plus applicable taxes (includes handbook). Students: $40.00 plus applicable taxes (includes handbook)

Workshop Size: 6 participants minimum, 10 participants maximum.

Continuing Education Credits: 2 credits

Future dates TBA