​​​​​Nicola Oddy

                        Copyright 2017 Nicola Oddy

   You gotta sing when the spirit says sing!

                                                                             ~traditional~


​​​Nicola Oddy MA, RP, MTA, CCC




...is a Music Therapist who has worked for over 30 years in the field, as an independent practitioner. 


Nicola is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario,is accredited by the Canadian Association for Music therapy, and is certified by the

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association



Her work has been multi-faceted to include work with children to that with the elderly, hospice and palliative care.  With a long and varied career behind her, she has settled into her role now using the voice as her primary tool for intervention in voice centred psychotherapy, clinical supervision, teacher,and mentor. 


Nicola has served her community as president of the

Canadian Association for Music Therapy, 

journal reviewer, committee member, Conference Coordinator, 

and proceedings editor. 


She is currently practicing independently as a music therapist   and clinical supervisor for both interns and professional. She is a part-time professor at Concordia University in the Creative Arts Therapies department and is a Contract Instructor at Carleton University in the School for Studies in Art and Culture where she will teach her second offering of  'Introduction to Music Therapy' in winter 2018.  This course is geared toward those interested in learning more about the field and to see if it might interest them as a profession to pursue. 


Nicola is a doctoral student in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature Art and Culture - Cultural Mediations (Music Stream) at Carleton University. Her work will expand her understanding of our vocal culture. 



Nicola has sung all of her life and currently sings with the

Canata Singers of Ottawa