Trans-Formative Voices

We are excited to announce our official launch of Trans-Formative Voices!  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!

Trans-Formative Voices Youth Cohort Registration

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.

Schedule

Weekly Individual Sessions will be starting the week of October 18th, 2021 and ending the week of December 6th, 2021. Except for the final week of every month there will be a Group Session. Individual and group sessions will be scheduling according to the preference of the registrant.

Program Details

Ages: 13-17 years old. 10 folkx per cohort.

8 Week Program including 6 Individual Sessions and 2 Group Sessions

Individual and Group Session Length: 45 Minutes

Accessible Pricing

We are committed to providing a Pay What You Choose pricing model, and we are working diligently in the background to secure more funding. Currently, we can only serve residents of Ontario and Nova Scotia with this program, but hope to obtain funding for the rest of Canada in the future!

Program Fees + HST and Eventbrite Fees

$420 + HST – Actual Cost of Program

$275 + HST – Pay What You Choose Option A

$170 + HST – Pay What You Choose Option B

Complimentary - Pay What You Choose Option C

Please connect with us directly if you have any questions about our Trans-Formative Voices cohort, group and individual services for the trans and non-binary community. 

Waitlist Registration Opens Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Public Registration Opens Monday, September 20th, 2021

Registration Open Until Monday, October 11th, 2021

Trans-Formative Voices Adults Cohort Registration

We facilitated sessions in our May 2021 Nova Scotia and Ontario Adults (over 18 years of age) cohorts!  Our next Adults cohort is coming in 2022!  Can't wait until then? We don't blame you.  We're excited too!

Enrol in private sessions with Kastin Bradley by contacting the Find Your Voice Music Therapy office!

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 adults Nova Scotia  and Ontario cohorts 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.

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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. 

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. 

Program Facilitator

Kastin Bradley (they/them and she/her) will be the Certified Music Therapist facilitating "Trans-Formative Voices" identifying as a non-binary individual within the queer community.  

Creating the Trans-Formative Voices music therapy program was something Kastin has been wanting to do for a couple of years.  They suppose it started when thier fiancee, who at the time was working as a musician, came out as transgender and they quickly realized there were little to no resources to aid in him with his transition musically / vocally.

Since then, they continued their search and Kastin started discussing with their music therapist colleagues and non-binary friends about how to move forward with providing a service for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. During this process, they was accepted to the Advanced Training in Affirmative Therapies for Transgender Communities at Widener University to ensure they could provide the best services possible for their clients.

As a member of the queer community, Kastin is fully aware of the impact of living visibly queer and the importance of feeling safe and supported. They hope as a non-binary therapist they'll be able to provide a safe space to aid individuals to form a new connection with their voice that feels authentic to their personal definition of identity. 

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.

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