Times of transformation are difficult but beautiful. We approach these periods with love through our virtual music therapy services for transgender and/or non-binary individuals. These sessions will have both group and individual session components. The individual and group sessions will be arranged according to a time that fits with the participants schedules. Sessions will focus on voice transition and vocal health (speaking and/or singing), self and community connection and support, addressing feelings of isolation within a safe setting, exploring confidence with identity and expression. You do not need to have a background in music to participate in this program. The program will be designed according to the registrants comfort levels.
Enrol in private individual sessions with by contacting the Find Your Voice Music Therapy office!
We are excited to announce our official launch of Trans-Formative Voices for the transgender and non-binary queer community! This online program includes a Pay What You Choose pricing model with group and individual session components.
For reference, Find Your Voice Music Therapy's general errors & omissions and liability insurance does not give us the capacity to serve our friends in the US or folkx internationally. If this ever changes we will be sure to get in touch with you as soon as possible!
Donations & Funding Partnerships
We are committed to providing a Pay What You Choose pricing model for all Trans-Formative Voice programming.
If you have the capacity to provide financial support to Trans-Formative Voices through public / private donations please connect with us to give to our Gift of Music Therapy program! We would be honoured to be in partnership with you in serving the transgender and non-binary community across Canada.
Funding for our May 2021 - March 2022 adults Nova Scotia and Ontario TFVMT sessions has been made possible through the support from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia and Ontario Small Business Support Grants. We can't thank them enough for their support as we continue to work towards an accessible model of care for the transgender and non-binary community.
Transgender & Non-Binary Individual Sessions
Individual sessions will focus on exploring the individual’s unique voice (speaking and/ or singing) through breathing exercises and vocal warm-ups. We will determine their natural vocal range, learning how to protect their voice, vocal cords, and throat (including Hormone Replacement Therapy discussions as needed per individual). It will also focus on how to adjust their methods of communication so they feel connected and happy with changes in sentence cadences, body language, and projection to feel more gender affirmed. You do not need to be "musical" to be involved with this program. All music making experiences will be personalized according to what music resonates and made accessible at the comfort level of participant.
Transgender & Non-Binary Group Sessions
Group music therapy sessions will focus connecting individuals with a peer support network, discuss and validate topics and/or issues the individuals have been facing, and to use music therapy interventions to elicit intra and interpersonal growth. The social aspect of the group sessions would be an opportunity for individuals to feel less isolated, try out new pronouns and/or names within a safe social setting, explore confidence with identity and expression, and discuss common issues/ struggles the non-binary community faces. This program will provide an opportunity for vocal expression through breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, vocal coaching exercises, improvisation, collaborative songwriting and collective music-making. You do not need to be "musical" to be involved with this program. All music making experiences will be made accessible at the comfort level of participants.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Find Your Voice Music Therapy strives to create equitable and safe spaces through their programs and services. We welcome all people into our space, including person(s) with disabilities, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and others who identify with historically marginalized and under-represented communities. Please reference our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement for further information.