Esther Thane, MTA AVPT

Credentialed Music Therapist (MTA)
Advanced Vocal PsychoTherapy (AVPT)

Esther has specialized for over 20 years in the field of Autism and special needs.  After 14 wonderful years on faculty at Capilano University, teaching in the Bachelor of Music Therapy Program, Esther continues to enjoy presenting at conferences, writing book reviews for published journals, & holding workshops for universities, local agencies and abroad.

In 2014, Esther completed Dr. Diane Austin's (Music Psychotherapy Center, NY) first international distance training program in Advanced Vocal Psychotherapy. Her publication in the book: Voicework in Music Therapy (Jessica Kingsley Publishers), focuses on her innovative method of Vocal-Led Relaxation for Children with Autism.  Esther created Meet In The Music (MITM) music therapy curriculum for children with autism, which is utilized by music therapists throughout the United States and Canada.

Esther is Executive Director of ET Music Therapy in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the team serve over 90 families in two studio locations, in schools, and in home, implementing the MITM program. In 2016, Esther was honored to receive an Iconic Women Creating a Better World For All award, presented by the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India.


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