Music therapy

Information about music therapy, where it is offered, and how to access this service.


Music therapy can improve, restore, or maintain your health. 

There are physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual benefits. Our music therapists work with residents and patients alone and in groups.

What to expect

We use songwriting and talk about lyrics. You might take part in singalongs, improv, and rhythm-based activities. Relaxation and active listening may be part of your session. Discussion, games, and movement are also encouraged.

Music therapy can:

  • Maintain or restore function.
  • Enhance social interaction.
  • Help with pain.
  • Improve function in stroke recovery.
  • Help making meaningful connections.
  • Improve quality of life.

Support for Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Wellness Liaison Team is here to support your health journey. Team members offer cultural support and healthcare advocacy. Learn more below or call them at 604-682-2344,62937 or email

  • Indigenous wellness services

    The Indigenous Wellness Team at Providence is available to support Indigenous patients and their families. We are here to coordinate culturally safe wellness supports and services.

Find this service near you

Medical & professional referrals

You can take part in music therapy sessions offered at your site. You do not need experience to join a session. Sessions are free. Ask your patient care manager for details.

For more information, contact Professional Practice Leader, Leah Rosling