About CMTS

Creative Music Therapy Solutions is now over a decade old!! We have grown from a team of four to a team of fifteen.

Creative Music Therapy Solutions Inc., provides Music Therapists for permanent as well as temporary positions, working with clients in their homes and in established facilities.

Danielle Schmidt, BMus, BMT, MTA, MT-BC

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Credentials:

BMus – Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (University of Saskatchewan)

BMT – Bachelor of Music Therapy (Capilano University)

MTA – Music Therapy Accredited (Canadian Assoc. for Music Therapy)

MT-BC – Music Therapy Board Certified (Certification Board for Music Therapists)

Populations you specialize with: Geriatrics, Mental Health

Special Skills /Related Training: First Aid/CPR, Guided Imagery and Music – Level 1

Personal History: I grew up as part of a musical and outdoorsy family in Saskatchewan. Music has always had a significant role in my life – whether it was playing music for enjoyment with friends and family, many music lessons, spending countless hours in rehearsals and practices, or time on stage performing. I love music, and I especially love sharing it with others! Whenever I get the chance I’m also outdoors in as much wilderness as possible – especially if it involves climbing, hiking, or trail running.

Professional History: Music has been in my life – whether it was private lessons in piano or viola, as a member of various orchestral and choral groups, or participating in various festivals, competitions, and music schools. I pursued music further, completing a performance degree at the University of Saskatchewan, finding opportunities to learn and grow as a musician in as many collaborative endeavours as possible. A passion for working with people and sharing meaningful music led me to Music Therapy. I graduated and was certified as a Music Therapist in 2015 and have worked primarily with seniors and in mental health.

Work Philosophy: My approach to my music therapy work is humanistic, with a focus on the whole individual. I love music, and I believe it can be a powerful tool. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment, allowing freedom and flexibility for expression and exploration, while offering the structure and tools for change and growth.

Personal Life Philosophy: We only get one life to live. I believe in taking on each day with courage, vulnerability, and honesty. It’s the connections we share while on the journey that can make all the difference.

Favourite Quote: And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin