“Music Can Heal is a non-profit organization that brings peaceful, healing music to patients in care facilities or in their homes. Many of our musicians are internationally acclaimed, award-winning instrumentalists. Most are trained sound practitioners who play their instruments, either bedside or in a group setting, with the intention to heal. Many clients feel a lift of spirits after the performances. Whether a one-time concert or a series to assist with transition, recovery or general well-being, music can and does help to heal our spirits, souls and bodies.”
Dear readers, I’m sorry for the lateness of my blogs of the many events we have hosted for the community. June was a crazy month of events, presentations, meetings and amidst all this I was preparing for a trip to the UK for my Aunty Esther’s 90th Birthday! This is something I would like to blog about as well in my free time.
Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre organized a wonderful “Music can Heal” event for the community (which was free) and held downstairs at our The Shops on Steeles and 404 office. The Shops on Steeles and 404 mall helped with refreshments and Mosaic provided a free lunch for this event.
Ann-Marie Boudreau and Talia Wooldridge from Music can Heal (a non profit organisation) explored how music can energize us and bring us to a deeper place of balance and harmony.
People who attended were introduced to a variety of musical instruments from around the world. Everyone had a chance to create sound together in fun interactive ways!
A big thank you to Ann-Marie Boudreau and Talia Wooldridge who will be joining Mosaic again for future events at our resource centres.
Talia Wooldridge Co-Founder, Executive Director & Chairperson
An avid music lover and composer, Talia worked as an administrator in a number of hospitals, community health centres and private medical clinics. Aware of the power of healing in music, Talia wanted to bring live music to care centres and patient bedsides. In 2010, during a concert featuring Debbie Danbrook and Ann-Marie Boudreau, a spark went off and Music Can Heal was founded. Her dream is to take MCH across the country
Ann-Marie Boudreau is a Sound Practitioner, multi-instrumentalist, classically trained concert pianist and improvisational vocalist with a private practice in Toronto. For a number of years Ann-Marie has brought her sound healing skills and compassionate work of service to the bedside in hospices, hospitals and private homes in support of individuals facing long-term and terminal illness. She is on the faculty of the Transformational Arts College in Toronto where she teaches their sound healing programs