Music Therapy

Don Hardy is the team leader at the MTC Studio. He is an accredited Music Therapist and comes from a background in music education. His specialties are piano, jazz organ, trumpet and elementary guitar. Here’s a recent article from the Vancouver Sun about the school programs run by MTC Studio.

Gordon Clark is both a Music Therapist and music educator specializing in bass and guitar, and is a well respected performer, working regularly in the Vancouver music scene.

Jen Charters has been a working singer, songwriter and saxophonist in Vancouver for over 10 years. She holds a degree in saxophone performance from the University of British Columbia and is currently finishing her degree in Music Therapy at Capilano University. She specializes in working with children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, addictions and behavioural challenges.

We strive to match the client’s Music Education and Music Therapy goals to the correct team member.

Music Therapy is the skillful use of music to enhance the physical, mental and spiritual qualities of life. Our twin philosophies of maximizing human potential through music and shared success sum up our approach. For more information you may also want to visit the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.

For more information and assistance with funding issues, contact MTC Studio at (604) 506-2049 or email We have also acted as advocates for parents and clients, and maintain strong relationships with outside funding agencies.

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