Daniel Allen (MTA, MT-BC) is a certified music therapist. He is a talented multi-instrumentalist, and utilizes guitar, trombone, piano, voice and percussion in his sessions. He received his Bachelor in Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University in June 2014, and completed a 1000 hour clinical internship at Zareinu Education Centre of Metropolitan Toronto in June 2015. He received his MTA MT-BC status in October 2015 after successful completion of the CBMT exam.
Daniel’s has clinical experience with a wide variety of client populations including attention deficit, autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, and long term care. He has worked with clients ranging in age from pre-school to adult to the elderly.
Outside of Allen Music Therapy, Daniel is an instructor and facilitator of the music therapy program at Queen Street Music School in Cambridge ON, and a Direct Support Person for Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Daniel is also an experienced instructor of adapted music lessons, and currently uses these adapted lesson to teach music to students with attention and developmental deficits.
Daniel’s developmental approach allows him to work with a wide variety of clients, and to develop music based interventions that are best suited for each client’s unique needs. Daniel’s main goal is to help his clients develop abilities through the application, processing, and performance of music. Daniel also believes in focusing on client strengths and abilities, and using those to help with the developmental process.
Daniel is a member in good standing of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT), and the Music Therapy Association of Ontario (MTAO).