Owner & Director:
Notes By Amy Music is owned and operated by Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, RP, MTA, MT-BC, Fellow in the Association of Music & Imagery, and Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow, a prominent credentialed music therapist, registered psychotherapist, educator, keynote speaker and researcher, performing and recording artist. At present, Dr. Clements-Cortes is Assistant Professor Music and Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, Music Therapy Instructor & Graduate Supervisor, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Academic Coordinator & Instructor, Ryerson Chang School. Amy is Past-President of the World Federation of Music Therapy, Managing Editor of the Journal of Music and Medicine and an approved provider for the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).
Amy Clements-Cortes began her career as a music therapist, performer, vocal and performing arts instructor. Her extensive clinical music therapy and psychotherapy experience involves working with individuals across the lifespan including: older adults; individuals diagnosed with dementia, cancer, terminal or mental illness, learning disability, developmental delay, & autism; individuals living with Parkinson's, stroke, traumatic brain injury; as well as those who have experienced trauma or who are seeking expanded awareness. Her business Notes By Amy was founded in 1995 and provides a variety of music therapy and psychotherapy services.
Amy obtained her Masters and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Toronto. She has presented her work around the world at numerous conferences including: the World Congresses of Music Therapy, European Music Therapy Congresses, American and Canadian Association of Music Therapy Conferences, Ontario Gerontology Association Conference, International Symposium on Music Therapy in Supportive Cancer Care, and the International Congress on Palliative Care. Amy's scholarly writings have been published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Music and Medicine, Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, Canadian Music Educator's Journal, Barcelona Publications, Annals of Long-Term Care, and the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She currently serves on the editorial review board of Journal of Alzheimer’s disease, Music Therapy Perspectives, Journal of Music Therapy, Voices, Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy, Arts in Psychotherapy, and Global Journal of Public and Health Science. Amy also engages in a variety of voluntary service work to further the professions of music therapy and psychotherapy. She has also served as a President and Internship Chair for the Canadian Association of Music Therapists and as a Conference Chair and Journal Guest Editor.
Amy has produced several recordings, including: Soothing Relaxation Journeys and Episodes of Relationship Completion. Research projects and foci include: relationship completion through music psychotherapy, vibroacoustic therapy for individuals with dementia, singing for health and wellness, performance anxiety, burnout, and clinical education and training.