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The Power of the Playlist

The Power of the Playlist is the National Music Centre's new playlist creation drop-in program facilitated by Jennifer Buchanan, founder of JB Music Therapy, and generously supported by Bell.

The Power of the Playlist program is derived from the book Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist written by Jennifer Buchanan. In the book, the Certified Music Therapist reveals how to create playlists with purpose to improve mental health and address our human need to feel, create, and connect.


Program Schedule

Sign up in advance or drop in every Saturday from October 29 to December 10 at Studio Bell. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

OCTOBER 29 - 11:00 am
Track 1: The Meaning of the Mixtape
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NOVEMBER 5 - 10:00 am
Track 2: The Art and Science of Music
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NOVEMBER 12 - 11:00 am
Track 3: Set Yourself (and Others) Up for Success
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NOVEMBER 19 - 11:00 am
Track 4: Your Personal Soundtrack
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NOVEMBER 26 - 11:00 am
Track 5: Power Playlists to Activate Your Memories
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DECEMBER 3 - 11:00 am
Track 6: Power Playlists to Regulate Your Mood
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DECEMBER 10 - 11:00 am
Track 7: Power Playlists to Boost Your Motivation
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Watch the videos from previous sessions


Program Workbook

Download The Power of the Playlist workbook, which will complement each session and provide a resource for further reflection.


Thanks to Bell for supporting NMC's Power of the Playlist program. This is a Bell for Better initiative, designed to build and connect communities through music.