Nicole Lancaster

MMT (Wilfred Laurier U), BMus (WLU)

Since a young age, Nicole has been passionate about music and people. After pursuing performance and teaching for some time, Nicole decided to take up music therapy to bridge her passions of bringing music into communities and building relationships with people.

Nicole holds a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University (2021) and a bachelor’s in music performance (harp) with a minor in psychology (2018). Nicole has extensive experience working with children and youth in a variety of settings, and her master’s research focused on music psychotherapy for existential suffering in palliative care. Her graduate clinical work was in adult oncology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and geriatrics in long-term care. Nicole’s approach is client centered to meet the unique needs of each individual, while working towards creating an anti-oppressive and intersectional music psychotherapy practice. When she’s not working, Nicole enjoys being active outdoors and is excited to explore her new home on the island.