Hi, my name is Dominique Piqugard. I am a MTA* (or Certified Music Therapist). I am the owner and operator of UB Music-que, and have been studying music for over 25 years. I studied Jazz and Classical voice in Montreal with private voice teachers. I then pursued music studies at Vanier College, followed by my Bachelors in Fine Arts at York University, focusing my studies on singing and choral music from around the world. In 2014, I pursued a Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. I acquired my MTA qualifications in November 2015 from the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) through the Certified Board of Music Therapists (CBMT).
Born from my own medical struggles as a child, my curiosity of music with my love of singing, playing piano, and song writing lead me to make use of music as a way to reframe my life experiences through creative exploration and self-expression. Through this process, music became a grounding tool and a creative means to explore and express my inner world through rhythm, metaphor, melody, and harmony.
I am a practicing Certified Music Therapist in South-Eastern New Brunswick, offering and encouraging more quality music therapy services in the area. I am a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) as well as with the Atlantic Association of Music Therapy (AAMT). I am also a member of the newly founded organization NB COPES Child and Family Grief Centre.
My journey to grow and learn continues. My continued education since my certification in 2015 includes a certification in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) in May of 2016 as well as workshops at CAMT conferences, including online courses on Ecological Music Therapy, a somatic (Body-based) Trauma informed course through the NICABM (National Institute for the Clincial Application of Behavioural Medicine), among others. In January of 2021, I have received grief informed training through the Dougy Center – The National Grief Center for Children & Families. Most recently in November of 2021, I received my Certificate of Mastery in the Professional Course on The Greenspan Floortime Approach and throughout 2022, I took an online specialization anatomy course to expand my understanding of the body and our inner systems that keep us in good health. Most importantly, I enjoy pulling from this pool of knowledge and ressources as I get to know each and every family I support.
*Music Therapist Accredited