Copyright 2020 Nicola Oddy

   You gotta sing when the spirit says sing!

                                                                             ~Traditional~


​​​​​​​​​​​Nicola Oddy

​​​Nicola Oddy MA, RP, MTA, CCC


Nicola is currently a doctoral candidate 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. More information about her research can be found here.



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 of Music therapists. 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, as a teacher, and mentor. 



Nicola has served her community as president of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, 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 Contract Instructor at Carleton University in the School for Studies in Art and Culture where she teaches  "Introduction to Music Therapy". 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. In fall 2020 she will also teach the "Accessibility in Inclusive Design Seminar" in the school of Industrial Design. She is a part-time professor at Concordia University in the Creative Arts Therapies department. 



Nicola is 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