Credentialed Music Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist
Professional Singer


Amy sings "Voi Che Sapete"

Notes By Amy operates in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan and surrounding areas as well as online. Professional services include:

Notes By Amy Music is owned and operated by Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, RP, MTA, MT-BC, FAMI, NMT-Fellow, a prominent music therapy clinician, registered psychotherapist and educator, performing and recording artist, music festival adjudicator, and researcher. She is an accredited and board certified music therapist, registered psychotherapist, GIM fellow, NMT Fellow, Past-President of the World Federation of Music Therapy, Managing Editor of the Journal of Music and Medicine, a Past-President of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT), and an approved provider for the Certification Board for Music Therapists, (CBMT).

Mission Statement

Notes By Amy is committed to providing Professional Services to persons across the lifespan to enhance well-being, personal growth and development. The mission embraces advancing the field of music therapy, music education, music psychotherapy, and health and wellness through creating a culture of academic excellence and innovation in teaching and research for students, clients, practitioners, and researchers.

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October 2018:

Research 2 Reality. Songs of Academic Freedom

May 2018:

University of Windsor Alumni Magazine. Harnessing the Healing Power of Music

All Business Media FM. Notes By Amy: Music Therapist and Performer

March 2018:

American Music Therapy Association, Journal of Music Therapy Research Highlights. Singing and vocal interventions in palliative and cancer care

February 2018:

CBC 89.1 Radio Spot. Why It's a Good Idea to Sing!

August 2017:

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Blog. Music Experiences for Person's with Alzheimer's Disease.

May 2017:

Whole Note Article. How Music Matters.

November 2016:

Artful Wellness: Attending chamber music concert reduces pain and increases mood and energy for older adults.

June 2016:

Hot off the Press, my co-authored book about music therapy in palliative care Voices of the Dying and Bereaved: Music Therapy Narratives

April 2016:

CTV National News Coverage of the Sound Stimulation and Alzheimer's Disease Study at MaHRC The Sound of Healing

City TV Coverage of the Sound Stimulation and Alzheimer's Disease Studay at MaHRC CITY TV

WFMT, Music Thearpy Research Around the Globe: An Interview with Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes Part 1 Part 2

Rogers Daytime Toronto Interviews Amy on Music Therapy Daytime Toronto

October 2015:

Amy is featured in the Arts Health Network Canada Snapshot Series. Snapshot

April 2015:
Amy is approved as a Registered Psychotherapist by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. CRPO Profile

July 2014:
Amy is the New President of the World Federation of Music Therapy, and Managing Editor of the Journal of Music and Medicine


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Other CDs available for purchase:
• By The Shining Waters
• Episodes of Relationship completion

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