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The healing elements of music

Notes on Wellness

The healing elements of music have been studied since the first chord was ever struck. Studies show that the power of music can quiet the mind, amplify emotions, and even help you fully understand the complexity of what you’re feeling. Madi Allen, a music therapist in Calgary, says when you listen to music, your brain is lighting up and grooving with you.

Madi Allen is a local musician in Calgary. Voice and piano are her main instruments, and she studied vocal performance in pop and contemporary Jazz at MacEwan University in Edmonton. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Capilano University in North Vancouver.

As a certified Music Therapist, Madi spends her days facilitating music therapy sessions with a variety of populations around the city. By focusing on cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, and physical needs, she uses music as the main tool to address these goals. By night, Madi enjoys playing with various cover bands, singing at weddings, and taking requests as one of the dueling pianists at Aussie Rules Piano Bar.

Hear the latest episode of Notes on Wellness, Mondays at 9am MT on CKUA.

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