Instructor, Music Therapy
School of Allied Health - Music Therapy
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604.986.1911 ext. 7406
Fir Building, room FR201e


MA, Music Therapy, New York University, 1996.

Diploma, Music Therapy, Nordoff and Robbins Institute, London, UK, 1974.

BA, University of British Columbia, 1968.

Music Therapist Accredited (MTA).

Fellow, Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI).


Nancy McMaster (MA, New York University, 1996) co-founded Capilano University's Music Therapy program in 1976 and continues to teach in the program. She brings a depth of compassion, blended with a remarkable breadth of knowledge and a lived history of Canadian Music Therapy into the classroom.

McMaster is a performance pianist, as well as an Accredited Music Therapist and a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery.

Improvisation, creativity, spirituality and music therapy education.

2013: Invited Keynote presenter, Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference.

A remarkably wide variety of boards, committees, conference presentations and publications.

A lifetime of training therapists who bring musicianship, depth and compassion to their clients.

A number of piano performances including a series of piano recordings: Simple Fare, From the Heart and Rapt in Music.