Dana Prouse founded dp Music Therapy in January 2009. Dana received her Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from the University of Windsor in June 2007 and is an accredited music therapist with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists as well as a Certified Neurologic Music Therapist. During her time at the University of Windsor, Dana completed placements in geriatrics, paediatrics, and in school and preschool settings with children with special needs. During the mandatory 1000 hour internship, Dana worked with Kerry Byers, MT-BC, MTA at Music Therapy of London working in geriatrics, adults with special needs, and summer camps with typically functioning children, and children with special needs, including cerebral palsy, autism, behavioural issues, Down syndrome, etc. She spent a year working in St. John’s, Newfoundland at the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder following her internship.
Dana has a background in piano and voice and also plays the guitar. She feels very strongly about the use of music as part of a multi disciplinary approach to meet the needs of every individual, regardless of their abilities.