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Tune In

Use music intentionally to curb stress, boost mood & restore health.

A Music Therapy Approach to Life.

2015 (Revised & Expanded), Hugo House Publishers

Tune In is an introduction to what music therapists do. It also details 10 strategies to incorporate music more intentionally in all our lives – to curb stress, boost morale and restore health.  

Combining powerful professional stories, cutting-edge clinical research, and straightforward strategies and exercises that have immediate take-home value, Tune In is an accessible and perspective-shifting read unlike any other that’s been written to date by a music therapist. Tune In provides a roadmap to the incredible ways in which music can help us feel better connected and find wellbeing – even (or especially!) in the darkest and most stressful of times.



Intended to help readers from all walks of life learn how to use music to reduce stress, boost morale, and restore health – and when to access a music therapist for optimum benefit. 

Music can and does save healthcare dollars, but its effects go far deeper than its monetary value,” says Buchanan. 

Tune In is about people and the music-based practices that have worked for them, and gives actual strategies to use at home and at the office. The goal is simple: I want you to feel better, empowered, and uplifted through music!” 

A useful, enlightening and ear-opening read, Tune In explores:

  • The “triggering” power of music – to emotional states both good and bad – and how to use this information to your advantage;
  • Intentional listening: how to find the right tunes, and employ them at the right time in the right way;
  • What music therapy is, and how working with a music therapist can change your perspective, wellbeing, and life;
  • Simple, personalized strategies and exercises to get the most out of music.


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Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA

Music Therapist. Author. Health Entrepreneur. Speaker

Jennifer Buchanan is a Music Therapist, founder of JB Music Therapy, Author of two award-winning books and Past-President of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists.

She is a highly regarded trailblazer in the health, therapy and wellness arenas from infants through to seniors, from the corporate lunchroom to the palliative care units, from the classroom to correction centre, and with people struggling with their mental health to those living with dementia. 

Her company JB Music Therapy Inc., is home to a specialized team of 21 who serve over 165 locations each week. Together they have been thrice nominated for the Community Impact Award by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce as well as received professional recognition awards from several disability and mental health organizations.

Jennifer has her Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and learned how to swim when she was 37.