Aaron Lightstone, MMT, RP, MTA, NMT-F, has been a music therapist, musician, composer, and psychotherapist for over 20 years. He is the founder and director of Music Therapy Toronto, a practice which specializes in the rehabilitation of neurologic injury and disease, and mental health issues. Aaron holds a Master of Music Therapy degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
In addition to his clinical work he is also an active musician who is best known as the founder of Jaffa Road,an intercultural ensemble that integrates the worlds of Rock, Jazz, electronic, Jewish, Arabic, and Indian music. JAFFA ROAD which has been recognized with a Canadian Folk Music Award and two JUNO award nominations.
Aaron talked about:
Definition of Music Therapy,
His clinical work,
Brain responses to music,
How music is universal and unique,
How important it is to make music even if you can’t.