March for the music during the 7th Annual Music March for Music Therapy

As spring begins to move in and push winter out of its way, it’s also time to lace up your walking and running shoes to help support music therapy. 

The seventh annual Music March for Music Therapy is scheduled for Sunday, March 29, with participants setting off from the Music Therapy Centre, 1175 Bloor Street West, and walking to the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue. 

This year’s goal is to raise $25,000 to help support music therapy, and to keep the good times rolling and the feet moving, there will be three bands performing along the way: Matata 6, Rachel Romu and Superfire. 

The walk helps to support music therapy, a recognized and respected method of therapy practiced by credentialed professionals who use music to support development, health and well being. 

“Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social and spiritual domains,” the organization says.  

Music therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and abilities. 

“Music therapy is used in health care, education, community and private practice settings with individuals of all ages who are facing various challenges. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who have acquired brain injury and other neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease as well as AIDS and other chronic illnesses,” the organization continues.”It also includes individuals who live with autism spectrum disorders and other pervasive developmental disabilities, individuals who are in critical, long-term and palliative care, individuals who have intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as those suffering from dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease, and those in neonatal care, obstetrics, oncology and individuals suffering from mental health illnesses including things such as substance abuse and trauma.”

In short, music can help just about anyone in just about any way. 

The event begins at the Music Therapy Centre at 11:30 a.m., with the walk starting at noon followed by an after party and artist showcase at the Tranzac Club. 

Want to participate? 

More information can be found here; if you can’t walk but want to make a donation, go here

Amber Healy

I write about music policy and lawsuits because they're endlessly fascinating.

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