2SLGBTQIA+ Community: Voice Therapy

Voice Therapy. Music Therapy. Canada. Kingston, Ontario. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In connection with Find Your Voice Music Therapy's pillar of accessibility and inclusion we are thrilled to announce fully funded / pay what you choose transgender and non-binary voice therapy services for Ontario, Nova Scotia and online across Turtle Island/ Canada!

Funding for our January - May 2024 has been made possible through the support from the Canadian Music Therapy Fund. We invite youth participants to register today as spaces are limited.

  • Registration until December 15th, 2023
  • Ages: 14 - 19
  • Date: January - May 2024
  • Session Space: Online
  • Session Format:
    • Individual Sessions - 45 Minutes: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 & 15 
    • Practice Weeks (in between sessions): Weeks 2, 6, 10 & 14 
    • Group Sessions - 1 hour: Weeks 4, 8, 12 & 16 
  • Session Time: scheduled according to participants preferred session times
  • Program Facilitator: Alexa Munroe Choquette (she/her)

Times of transformation are difficult but beautiful. We approach these periods with love through our virtual voice therapy  services for transgender and/or non-binary individuals.

Come as you are to explore your unique speaking and/or singing voice through change with the guidance of Certified Registered Music Therapist, Alexa Munroe Choquette. Together, we’ll discover your natural vocal range, learn how to protect the voice, vocal cords, and throat.  This may include discussions around adapting to hormone therapies, addressing feelings of isolation within a safe setting, exploring confidence with identity and expression.  We may also focus on how to adjust methods of communication to feel connected, gender affirmed, and happy with changes in sentence cadences, body language, and projection.

You do not need to be "musical" to benefit from these 1:1 sessions. Any music-making experiences will be personalized according to each participant’s preferred style of music, and made accessible at the comfort level of each participant.

Enrol in private individual sessions or book a complimentary for more information about our 1:1 services for the transgender and non-binary community.

We also invite you to sign up for our newsletters to receive complimentary resources in supporting inclusion, safety and accessibility with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Individual Voice Therapy 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 the participant. 

Community Music Therapy Group Sessions

Group sessions will focus on 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. 

Donations & Funding Partnerships

We are committed to providing a Pay What You Choose pricing model for all Trans-Formative Voices programming. 

If you have the capacity to provide financial support to Trans-Formative Voices (TFVMT) 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 - May 2024 TFVMT programming has been made possible through the support from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Music Therapy Fund, 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.

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!

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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