​​​​​Nicola Oddy

                        Copyright 2017 Nicola Oddy

   You gotta sing when the spirit says sing!

                                                                             ~traditional~


​​​Nicola Oddy MA, RP, MTA, CCC


Nicola is currently 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 is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario., and is certified by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association




She is a Music Therapist who has worked for over 30 years in the field as an independent practitioner. She is certified by the Canadian Association for Music therapyHer 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, as 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 practitioners.




She is a part-time professor at Concordia University in the Creative Arts Therapies department and 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. 



She is also proud to be a Research Assistant in the

'Research, Education, Accessibility and Design innovation'(READi)

program at Carleton University.

In this program she is striving to learn about accessible music technologies.



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

Canata Singers of Ottawa