November 12, 2016

Anita Katakkar is a specialist in tabla, and has studied with composer and musician Ritesh Das and with the pre-eminent exponent of the Lucknow Style, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.

Together with her band, Rakkatak, she has released two albums with a third coming out in the S...

November 3, 2016

Rita Di Ghent is a song-writer and jazz vocalist. Her journey to become the renowned musician she is today, is testament to the power of music and the message music Can Heal strives to express.  

During the recording of her first album, Rita was diagnosed with a mysteri...

August 9, 2016

Christopher Simmons is a pianist, keyboardist, and composer. His compositions encompass several genres, including jazz, contemporary, new age, and classical.

The pianist is also known for his work with the Christopher Simmons Trio featuring bassist, Artie Roth, and drum...

July 29, 2016

Bill Westcott is a pianist, composer, arranger, musicologist, and music theorist. His specialty is in African American and Classical music of the 20th century. As a veteran musician Westcott is well aware as to the extent of just how powerful music can be to heal.


June 24, 2016

Brian Katz is a celebrated guitarist, pianist, recording artist, improviser, composer, and music educator. He knew at an early age that music was his calling. 

“I remember bursting into tears upon hearing Louis Armstrong sing on the Ed Sullivan show,” wrote Katz to...

May 27, 2016

Steve Koven is a jazz pianist, producer, educator and composer. He has toured the world performing concerts as a solo pianist and as part of the Steve Koven Trio, who have been together since 1993. Koven’s music composition master classes and clinics have also brought...

May 13, 2016

Kristin Lindell has provided her soulful, sultry vocals and acoustic music to several of Music Can Heal’s events, most notably to Alzheimer patients at Mosaic Home Care, as well as at Toronto General Hospital.

“When I was at Mosaic I saw the looks of people’s faces when...

May 11, 2016

Ann-Marie Boudreau, ARTC, holds an Associateship in Concert Performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music, is a Reiki Master, Soundwork Practitioner, improvisational vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Founder Talia Woolridge targeted Boudreau, who would become one...

May 2, 2016

Debbie Danbrook is a composer and recording artist who specializes in meditation, relaxation and healing. Danbrook is the first woman to have mastered the Shakuhachi flute, an ancient Japanese instrument. 

Danbrook describes the Shakuhachi as more than just an instrumen...

March 16, 2016

​​Asher Ettinger is a multi-talented artist. The over 2500 compositions he’s compiled stretch across his 38 year career as a pianist, composer, synthesist, producer and arranger, as well as during his 13 years of being a fine artist.  


It has been over 40 years since h...

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