About Sing it Girls! Lethbridge
Sing it Girls!™ is a feminist vocal group which aims to promote self-care and build confidence through music. Children deserve to feel confident, strong and connected to their peers as well as their community. Through nurturing their self-esteem and self-worth at a younger age they may grow into more confident adults. Sing it Girls!™ also aims to educate participants on healthy coping skills for mental health challenges in a fun and accessible way. By learning about mental health at an early age, they can learn how to manage it and reach out for support from their social circle.
Within the Sing it Girls!™ group, they can learn transferable life skills such as, navigating relationships, emotional regulation, critical thinking, and communicating their own thoughts or ideas.
If you would like to learn more about about the creators and history of Sing it Girls!™ go to Beyond the Studio.
Complete this Google Form to register. An invoice will be sent to through the email provided.
Groups are divided by age groups from 6 to 15 years old.
Virtual Groups will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent to parents.
Prices and Payment Methods
Price: $178 (Includes GST) for 6 (60 minutes) sessions for one child. $100 for each child after the first. Payment is required to secure your spot.
Payment Methods: Paypal, Bank E-transfer, City of Lethbridge Recreation Funding
We offer a sliding scale. Please let us know if this is something you need.
In-person groups are only available in Lethbridge at this time. Weanticipate that in-person groups will take place the YMCA in Lethbridge
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About the Sing it Girls! Lethbridge Facilitators
The groups will be facilitated by Accredited Music Therapists (MTA), which is a designation given by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists after completing a degree in music therapy and passing the CBMT Board Certification Examination.
Growing up in the early 2000s in Pincher Creek, mental health supports were far and few between. The only coping tool I had was music. However, I was taught by strict teachers where nothing ever seemed good enough. This idea affected my self-worth as well as the way I navigated school and relationships. I was raised in an environment where mistakes in school and music were pointed out and graded with no chance to try again. We need opportunities to try, fail, and be encouraged to try again so that our self-esteem, self-worth and confidence can grow. Through my music therapy degree, my mistakes were learning opportunities and what I learned from my mistakes was what mattered. My relationship with music has shifted more towards self-care and a way for me to learn more about myself.
I received my Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, MB. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Voice Performance from The King’s University in Edmonton, AB. I returned home to Southern Alberta to complete my 1000-hour Music Therapy Internship, which included work with children in schools and older adults with dementia in a supportive living setting.
The concept of mental health was never properly addressed during my upbringing. I found that pushing myself to the extremes to attempt to excel at everything I did was rewarded, and so I found my self-worth in what I was capable of instead of who I was. This laid a foundation for an unhealthy lifestyle and a distorted sense of self-esteem. My own training in the Music Therapy program afforded myself quite a bit of healing and a more restored sense of confidence in who I am. And I do hold fond memories of participating in girl group activities during my upbringing in the Lethbridge area. I am thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with girls in this Southern Alberta community to foster a healthy sense of self-esteem and confidence, while equipping them with skills to address anxiety and mental well-being.