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Music Heals Announces Events & Initiatives for Music Therapy Awareness Month

Strike a ChordMarch is Music Therapy Awareness Month and Music Heals is offering events and opportunities across Canada with a goal of raising awareness for music therapy. As well, Music Heals, in partnership with the World Federation of Music Therapy, is taking the initiative global by spearheading the first ever World Music Therapy Day on March 1, 2018.

Across Canada on March 3rd will be the sixth annual A Night Out For Music Heals. Over 100 participating clubs and pubs across Canada are donating $1 per cover charge (or making a flat donation of $1 per patron, for those that don’t charge cover) to Music Heals for one night. For a list of participating venues in each province, go to www.musicheals.ca/nightout.

As well, Long & McQuade is collecting iPods in all 74 stores across Canada for the iPod Pharmacy. Good-condition used iPods can be dropped off at any Long & McQuade store and they will be given to music therapists in the province in which they’re donated.

Popular headphone company Skullcandy is donating 10 per cent of all sales of headphones, speakers, or accessories Skullcandy.ca in March to Music Heals.

Across the country there are a number of events, big and small, to raise money and/or aware for music therapy, including events at Apple stores, concerts, and more.

For more information and a full list of events and initiatives, go to www.musicheals.ca/mtamonth.

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Mike Raine is the Senior editor of Canadian Musician.