Beyond the Studio was founded in 2013 by Music Therapist, Adrienne Pringle and Entrepreneur, Cathy Thompson.
Cathy and Adrienne decided to create Beyond the Studio to provide families with high quality music, theory and voice lessons. Beyond the Studio brings music lessons to you, in the convenience of your home with highly qualified and experienced music teachers.
As of 2016, Beyond the Studio is offering customized, in-home music therapy to clients of all ages.
What sets Beyond the Studio apart are the amazing teachers and therapists who create an environment that helps to nurture a love of music.
Cathy Thompson is a leader in business development across Canada. She is passionate about helping people discover their own talents and gifts in the areas of personal and professional development. She partnered with Adrienne to establish Beyond the Studio because of the vision of the organization. To nurture a love of music in all clients and students. Music is such a critical part of our world and Beyond the Studio offers a gateway in which people can experience more of it, through therapy and lessons. She has seen first hand the joy and milestones that can be reached through music therapy.
Adrienne is the Director of Beyond the Studio and Co-Founder of the Sing it Girls!™ program. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and Music Therapist Accredited (MTA) with 20 years of experience working as a therapist, educator, lecturer, researcher, clinical supervisor and performer. She is the past President of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) and music therapist at Carpenter Hospice. As Contract Academic Staff at Wilfrid Laurier University, Adrienne supervises student practicum and internship placements in hospice, community agencies and long term care settings. Adrienne’s passion is using voice, song and music to support emotional and physical health across the life span from childhood to end of life. Most recently, Adrienne created the Singing Well bereavement program, her research in collaboration with Concordia University was published in Bereavement Care, Summer 2018.
Laurel Young PhD, MTA & Adrienne Pringle MMT, RP, MTA (2018). Lived experiences of singing in a community hospice bereavement support music therapy group, Bereavement Care, 37:2, 55-66, DOI: 10.1080/02682621.2018.1493646