Connections Music Therapy

Connections Music Therapy specializes in congenital and acquired cognitive, physical, and mental disabilities / disorders.

Offering Music Therapy Sessions and Adaptive Music Lessons

We believe that everyone should be able to engage in music, regardless of skill or ability. As such, CMT offers both music therapy sessions to work on cognitive, communication, academic, motor, emotional, or social goals and adaptive music lessons, for those who want to participate in playing an instrument, but may not learn in a typical way, or have learning difficulties/disabilities.

Individualized treatment/lesson plans are created specifically to each clients’ needs. An initial assessment is completed to gain insight into each client and what their goals are. This also serves as the beginning of the therapeutic relationship. After the initial assessment, the first few sessions will be used to determine how we will achieve your goals in a realistic, engaging atmosphere.


To help individuals reach their full potential.


To develop and maintain meaningful relationships while giving an opportunity for self expression and exploration.

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Jess graduated from the University of Windsor in 2014 with an honours degree in music therapy (percussion major) and a minor in child psychology. During her degree she completed four music therapy placements in addition to a 1000 hour clinical internship. Jess graduated from the Autism and Behavioural Science Graduate Certificate from Fanshawe College in 2015. Most recently, Jess attended the International Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute and earned the credential of Neurologic Music Therapist.

Jess has been working as a private music therapist since 2013, serving teenagers and adults with various developmental delays, at-risk youth, and seniors with dementia and complex care needs.

Jess serves the London, Woodstock, and surrounding area.

Jess Dickie

Jess Dickie, BMT, MT-BC, MTA, NMT

Jess is a member of:
- The Canadian Association for Music Therapy
- The Music Therapy Association of Ontario
- Golden Key International

What is Music Therapy?

"Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities. These are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, and personal development."

- Canadian Association for Music Therapy


Music Therapy

Sessions can be individual, small group, or large group in size. Small group sessions range from 2-6 participants, while large group sessions can include approximately 15 participants. Music therapy sessions typically occur once per week and are one hour in length.


Music therapists work with various populations including but not limited to:

  • -Developmental delay
  • -Behavioural issues
  • -Dementia/Long term care
  • -At-risk youth
  • -Mental health
  • -Palliative care
  • -Oncology
  • -Paediatrics
  • -Addictions
  • -Acquired brain injuries
  • -Victims of abuse


Please contact for prices.

Price includes travel time within the London, Woodstock, and surrounding area. For clients outside of this geographic area, travel costs will be confirmed prior to the initial assessment. Please contact for group rates.

Rates subject to change


Day, evening, and weekend sessions are available upon request.

Jess provides in home services.

Frequently Asked

Do I need to have musical ability or know how to play an instrument?

You do not need to know how to play an instrument or read music.

Are multiple styles of music used?

All genres of music can be used and are chosen based on the client's interests.

Are instruments provided?

Instruments are provided and you do not need any of your own.

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  • jd.musictherapy@gmail.com
  • 519-670-8409
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